Pochettino: Fear of Kane rivalry shielded Morata from picking Spurs
Mauricio Pochettino claims Chelsea marking Alvaro Morata turned down a move to Tottenham for fear he would be not able contend with Spurs striker Harry Kane.
The Real Madrid forward finished a £70 million exchange to Stamford Bridge prior in the month subsequent to being connected with a move to Manchester United, however Romelu Lukaku's record-breaking switch to Old Trafford finished hypothesis.
Tottenham were additionally answered to be occupied with marking Morata as director Pochettino approached fortifying his forward line, however the Argentine has uncovered the Spain universal was not quick to rival Kane for amusement time.
"Morata discussed me in the media he stated, 'Mauricio called me'. That was from the earliest starting point — two years back or more," Pochettino said.
"When we talked he said to me, 'Why do you need me in the event that you have Harry Kane?'.
"You know? In the event that I go to endeavor to sign a striker, they will all say, 'Uh, gaffer. You need me for what? To be on the seat? Since it's Harry Kane, I can't contend with Harry Kane' or [at other positions] Hugo Lloris or Christian Eriksen."
Kane was again granted with the Premier League Golden boot last season, the second time in the same number of years, in the wake of scoring 29 goals.