Mourinho’s advice to Kane on "legacy" after striker demanded Tottenham exit

Jose Mourinho says wantaway Tottenham striker Harry Kane must win medals if he is to establish a "legacy" as one of the great strikers.

Kane is wanted by Europe's top clubs after signalling his desire to leave Spurs in search of silverware and Champions League football.

Manchester City are the favourites to land the England captain, with Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Madrid and PSG also believed to be keen.

Mourinho was Kane's manager until he was sacked as Tottenham boss in April, and said the 27-year-old has attributes that he also saw in stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The former United, Chelsea and Real Madrid chief described him as "one of the top strikers in the world" – but said he has to win titles to ensure his place in football history.

Mourinho was asked by James Corden in an interview for The Sun whether he saw the same ambition in Kane as he did in Ronaldo and Zlatan.

"Yes," The Special One replied. "But when I work with these guys they were winning titles. It is about legacy. Legacy is about medals.

"But who knows? In five weeks Harry could be a European champion."

It remains to be seen whether Kane can lead England to a first major tournament triumph since their World Cup win in 1966.

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But at club level, it has seemed for some time as if Kane may have to leave Tottenham to fulfil his silverware aims.

The striker has been linked with a move to PSG, where he would link up with his old boss Mauricio Pochettino.

But asked where he thought Kane should play next season, Mourinho said he could see the England man staying in the Premier League.

"I think he has to play where he is happy," said the 58-year-old. "And I think he is happy in England. He is a very Premier League guy."

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