Tottenham striker Harry Kane says the new stadium and Champions League football will help Spurs to keep their best players this summer.

Kane scored the only goal as Spurs beat Newcastle United on Wednesday to secure Champions League football for a third successive season.

A number of players have been linked with summer moves away from the club, including Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose, Christian Eriksen and Kane himself.

But the 24-year-old believes the chance to play in Europe’s elite competition at the club’s new White Hart Lane-based stadium should tempt Tottenham’s stars to stay put.

“You never know in football. In transfer windows you can never put your finger on it,” said Kane (via Sky Sports).

“But it is a big attraction, a massive new stadium, a great team. The next step is winning stuff but this is a big year for us, hopefully we can have a massive year next year and win some trophies.

“[Champions League] is the big attraction, it is what everyone wants, especially the top players around the world. It’s massive.

“For us it is important with the new stadium. You want to be playing Champions League football and I can’t wait for those Champions League nights at the new home.”

Kane has scored 28 goals Premier League goals this season and will need to score at least four against Leicester on the final day to catch Mohamed Salah in the race for the Golden Boot.

That’s unlikely, but Kane’s excellent season shouldn’t be undervalued – he has found the net 39 times in all competitions.

Alderweireld and Rose are expected to move on this summer, but Spurs will do everything possible to hold on to the likes of Kane and Eriksen.

Champions League qualification will certainly keep those players happy, and hopefully it will help to attract new high-quality recruits, too.



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