Jose Mourinho delivered on Harry Kane promise and Man Utd could benefit

Harry Kane has reportedly told Tottenham chiefs he is ready to leave the club this summer, putting their Premier League rivals on red alert.

The 27-year-old is desperate to win trophies and it is understood that Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City are all plotting moves.

Reports have claimed that Kane could have left last year, but decided to stay after an intervention from Jose Mourinho.

And his influence can be perhaps perfectly encapsulated by the pair’s first conversation as manager and player.

It was one of the first scenes in Amazon’s acclaimed All or Nothing documentary.

After Mourinho took his first training session as Tottenham boss, he took his star player aside for a one-to-one meeting.

Kane was still reacting to the shock news of Mauricio Pochettino’s dismissal – a manager who guided Spurs to the Champions League final just months previous.

But in typical Mourinho fashion, the Portuguese claimed his managerial skills could take him to ‘the next level’.

"I believe that you have a very good relationship with Mauricio, I love that," the 58-year-old told Kane in his office. "I always think, good relationship with the previous manager. Why not me?

"I saw you training yesterday and I have no doubts that you are a leader. That is my feeling.

“The world looks to English football with an incredible respect but they still think that the movie stars of football belong to other places.

"We have to build also your status in that direction. My profile, I am little bit like that as a coach. My dimension is universal and by being with me I think I can help you to… [makes explosion signal].”

There is little doubt that Kane was a star before Mourinho’s arrival in north London, but it’s also fair to acknowledge the England captain’s sensational form since his appointment and subsequent dismissal.

And it appears that the Special One’s unerring drive to win trophies rubbed off on the forward, with Kane admitting he needs silverware and fast.

"Individual awards are fantastic achievements. When I look back at the end of my career, these are all the things I'll go over and take in a little bit more," he told Sky Sports in April.

"But the goal right now as a player is to win team trophies. As much as this (award) is great, I want to be winning the biggest prizes… and we're not quite doing that. It's bittersweet, but it is what it is."

Kane is on a pedestal with Erling Haaland as the most sought after strikers in world football. Just as Mourinho promised he would be.

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