Date: 12th April 2021 at 5:04pm
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Tottenham Hotspur’s season went from bad to worse on Sunday, as they surrendered a half-time lead to succumb to a 3-1 defeat against Manchester United in North London. 

Jose Mourinho’s side were ahead at the break courtesy of Son Heung-min, but United eventually came from behind to win 3-1 thanks to goals from Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood.

The result dealt a huge blow to Spurs’ already slim chances of a top four finish, and Mourinho has since admitted that they will struggle even to finish in the top six.

That has left their chances of qualifying for next season’s Champions League in tatters and rumours have once again begun to circulate about the future of Harry Kane, with several reports suggesting that he will hand in a transfer request this summer in a bid to challenge for silverware elsewhere.

It appears that potential suitors for the England captain are already closing in on the player, with the Daily Express reporting that former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has personally called his former striker to discuss the player’s future.

The report suggests that Paris Saint-Germain will join Manchester United and Manchester City in the race to sign the England international, who has become impatient waiting for Spurs to compete for silverware, according to The Athletic.

Pochettino was controversially sacked by Spurs in November 2020.

The phone call between the two allegedly involved talk of Kane replacing Kylian Mbappe at PSG, if the Frenchman were to depart in the summer.

World Cup winner Mbappe, 22, will enter into the final year of his contract in the summer and his club are posed with the dilemma of whether to extend his contract or cash in on him now.

If he does leave, Kane is viewed by Pochettino as the ideal replacement and the Argentine boss has already initiated conversations about a reunion with the player in the French capital.

Spurs face Man City in the EFL Cup final at the end of April knowing that it is their last remaining chance of silverware, following their shock Europa League exit at the hands of Dinamo Zagreb.

While both Spurs and Kane are yet to comment on the player’s future, the opportunity to join one of Europe’s elite clubs could prove attractive to the Spurs forward, who is undoubtedly keen to be challenging for silverware.

 
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