Gary Neville has said that he does not think that Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane will be distracted by speculation on his future at the European Championship.
Kane will be a key player for England, as the Three Lions aim to win the Euro 2020 finals.
The 27-year-old is one of the best strikers in the world and won the Premier League Golden Boot this past season.
The striker has been linked with moves away, with Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United interested in signing him in the summer transfer window.
Kane is reported to have told Tottenham that he wants to leave this summer as he wants to win major trophies.
Former Manchester United defender Neville does not think that speculation on his future will distract Kane from the task at hand for England at the Euro 2020 finals.
Neville told Sky Sports: “I think if it was a player who sought the attention, or was emotional about it, it’d cause a big problem. He’s not going to break stride, Southgate isn’t going to worry about it for one moment. Kane is a complete professional, totally focussed.
“He will not consider his future during this tournament. He knows how big it is for himself and his country, and he loves his country. It would be different if he was a player who was more emotional, more heavily scrutinised in the media, whereas he’s so secure and stable in the way he goes about things.
“Alan Shearer had tournaments with speculation hanging over him and I put them in the same category – ice cold, don’t let things affect them. Southgate would never in a million years be concerned about distraction for him. He’ll be absolutely determined to win this tournament for his country.”
Gareth Southgate’s England are rated at 9/2 joint favourites with France by Betfair to win the Euro 2020 finals.