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Ian Wright: Kane is staying with Tottenham due to Mourinho influence

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has suggested that Harry Kane is staying put at Tottenham Hotspur because of the influence of manager Jose Mourinho.

“Harry Kane is playing at Spurs. Remember Alan Shearer has won his Premier League and he made that choice [to stay at Newcastle],” said the 57-year-old in his Wrighty’s House Podcast.

“Kane is in that same place where if Jose Mourinho doesn’t go to Spurs, and it’s another manager of not that stature for him, then I feel that would have been a problem for him.

“But I think that he now recognises that under that manager things could very well change in respect of Spurs getting something or winning something.”

The 27-year-old Kane is regarded as one of the best strikers in world football, having scored 150 Premier League goals for Spurs. Despite his prolific scoring for Tottenham over the years, the Englishman has yet to win a major trophy.

Kane’s future at Spurs became the subject of speculation at the end of last season after the club ended the campaign in sixth position, failing to qualify for the Champions League.

Mourinho’s presence as manager of the club has inspired hope that the Lilywhites can soon end their 12-year trophy drought.

The erratic nature of this season could mean that it is a low points scoring campaign for all sides, a factor which may favour the likes of Tottenham and Leicester City challenging for the title.

The last low points scoring campaign was the 2015/16 season which saw Leicester emerge as league champions with 81 points, whilst Spurs challenged for the title during that campaign under former boss Mauricio Pochettino.

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