Tottenham defender Emerson Royal makes Harry Kane transfer admission amid Man United interest
Tottenham full-back Emerson Royal has been speaking about teammate Harry Kane and Spurs missing European football.
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The 29-year-old bagged 30 goals in the Premier League this season, good enough to have won the Golden Boot in the last four seasons, but Erling Haaland’s record-smashing first year in England means the Spurs and England striker has to settle for second place finish.
Kane’s goals weigh much more considering the chaotic season Tottenham have had that led to the sacking of Antonio Conte and later his assistant Cristian Stellini before Ryan Mason saw out the campaign.
Tottenham will be without any form of European football next season, the first time since 2009, and from a position of promise last season when they qualified for Champions League football on the final day of the campaign, it's all crashed and burned with the Lilywhites needing another squad re-build, a new manager and a new director of football.
The chaotic nature of Tottenham’s season has led to reports that Kane might down tools and look for a new challenge where he might add winning silverware to his goals, but teammate Emerson Royal who says the three-time Premier League Golden Boot winner is the best in the world at putting the ball at the back of the net wants him to stick around north London for a long time.
Emerson Royal told LondonWorld at an event organised by online gaming platform Playing.io: “For me, it’s very difficult to speak about Harry Kane because for me he’s top the number one striker in the world.
“I’m so happy for him and I want him to stay with us because I want to play with him for a long time. I don’t know but I want him to stay with us.”
The Brazilian right-back also admitted missing out on European football was disappointing and was already looking forward to making up for it next season.
He added: “We tried to stay in Europe but it was not possible we will try again next season, we need to push and keep pushing to achieve our targets next season.”