Former Tottenham striker, Darren Bent has claimed that he fears his old club will lose Harry Kane at the end of the season.
Kane has started the campaign on fire for the Lilywhites, having already registered ten goals and eight assists in all competitions for the club (tranfermarkt.com).
The 27-year-old seems to be dropping much deeper than he did in previous seasons, which has enabled him to display his vast creativity and passing range.
The England captain has been getting rave reviews for his performances and Bent believes that he is in the form of his life.
He told talkSPORT Breakfast: “Harry Kane is working extremely hard. I genuinely believe this is the best we’ve seen Harry Kane play, in terms of his all-round game and his impact in the game.
“We’ve seen that he can score so many different goals, we understand that, but if you look at the assists he’s getting now, the way he’s dropping into midfield, creating opportunities for other players, and even doing defensive work as well.
“At the moment he’s the complete package.”
However, the 36-year-old insisted that this might be Kane’s final year in a Spurs shirt. He insisted that the striker could be tempted to leave the North Londoners in the summer, even if the Lilywhites were to pick up silverware this season.
When asked about his future, Bent added: “I do fear for Spurs a little bit. If they don’t win anything again this season and, as well as Harry Kane’s playing now, what does he do?
“Does he stay there again for the sake of it because he loves the club? Or does he go on to another level?
“Someone of that quality needs to be playing in the Champions League. If I was Harry Kane I’d probably give it one more year and see what happens.
“But the problem is we’ve been saying that for the last few years now, and really, if he wins the EFL Cup, is that going to be enough for him to say, ‘I like what Spurs are doing, I’m going to stay’? No!
“If the top crop, the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona, come in for him, it’s not even a question. If they come in for him at the end of the season, you go.”
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It is funny how pundits always seem to be oscillating between questioning whether Harry Kane is still good enough and suggesting that he is too good for Spurs. Just a couple of months ago, we were hearing people question if he is on the decline due to injuries but now that he seems to have hit form again, he is being touted to leave. It goes without saying that we will need to win something this season if we are going to convince him to sign his next contract (which will probably be the final big one of his career) at Spurs.
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