Tottenham Hotspur head coach Ange Postecoglou has, on Sunday, provided a fresh insight into the future of star man Harry Kane.
The name of frontman Kane has of course taken its place front and centre in the media headlines in north London once more across the summer to date.
This comes amid widespread reports that this past season may well represent the 29-year-old’s last with his long-time club.
To this point, German heavyweights Bayern Munich have been widely labelled as the leading contenders for his signature, with Kane himself understood to be keen on the prospect of a move to the Allianz Arena.
And yet, despite a number of big-money bids, the Bavarians have been left frustrated in their efforts to bring the club’s chief target to the Bundesliga.
This comes with the powers that be at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium continuing to hold out for a mammoth fee for the club’s talisman.
And, on Sunday, Kane yet again provided proof of exactly why.
Spurs were back in action a short time ago, welcoming Ukrainian giants Shakhtar Donetsk to north London for a pre-season friendly clash.
And, en route to an eventual 5-1 rout, Kane proved himself the star of the show, notching no fewer than four of the hosts’ goals.
Speaking to the media on the back of the full-time whistle, it therefore came as little surprise when the subject of his prolific striker’s future was put to Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou.
And the Australian tactician was bullish in his response, assuring that Kane remains central to his plans for the season:
“There’s no doubt that I would use Kane. I didn’t need today to tell me that. He’s world class. The way this team will play will help him.
“You saw today that Harry Kane certainly is invested in what we’re doing — and we will keep on doing that unless something changes. We know there’s one deadline: that’s the end of the transfer window”.