‘Deserves better’ – Robbie Savage claims Spurs man has big decision ahead of him

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Robbie Savage has said that Harry Kane faces a big decision over his future this summer, claiming the striker would be tempted to leave Tottenham during his peak years in order to give himself the best chance of winning silverware.

Kane has scored 26 times and provided 16 assists so far this season and is arguably in with a shout of winning the Player of the Year award.

However, it has been a poor season for Tottenham as a whole so far, with the Lilywhites finding themselves six points off the top four.

Savage believes Kane will have to make a decision between breaking individual honours at Tottenham and winning big trophies elsewhere.

The former Blackburn midfielder wrote in his column for The Mirror: “Harry Kane will be 28 in July and he faces a massive career decision this summer.

“Does he stay loyal to Tottenham, where he stands every chance of breaking Alan Shearer’s record as the Premier League’s top scorer – or does he move to a club who can offer him a likelier route to trophies and winners’ medals?

“After a dreadful week in Spurs’ season, the England captain must be tempted to jump ship while he is still in his prime.”

Savage insisted that Tottenham star could look to engineer a move in the summer if Spurs do not get back into the Champions League.

He wrote: “For Kane, the dilemma is greater than ever because he has serious competition as the most-coveted striker in Europe now.

“If Spurs win the League Cup but finish outside the top five, instead of Champions League football, he could be involved in the new third-tier Europa Conference League next season.

“Honestly, I think Kane deserves better than a third-tier competition.”

Savage suggested that Manchester United should go all out for the England captain and that Kane is unlikely to resist an offer from the Red Devils.

“So if Manchester United or one of the continent’s big guns comes calling this summer, can he afford to turn them down if he wants his career to be fulfilled?”, Savage added.

“Erling Haaland has probably overtaken Kane as first-choice target for Europe’s elite, so he faces a stark choice.

“He can stick around at Tottenham, break Shearer’s record, cement his place as a Spurs legend and take his chances that a medal or two might come his way.

“Or if his old boss Mauricio Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid or Manchester United come calling, does he want to be a winner – and have the medals to show for it?

“United have not won anything for four years, but the way they managed a tricky away leg in the San Siro to beat AC Milan was miles ahead of Tottenham’s disarray in Zagreb.

“I’ve said before that United are a top-class centre-forward away from being truly frightening, so I’ll say it again.

“If he can’t get Haaland, new director of football John Murtough should go all-out to bring Kane to Old Trafford. Move heaven and earth for him.

“Just imagine a front five of Kane, Rashford and one of Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial or Daniel James, with Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba behind them.

“They would take some stopping.”

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If Kane is to join another English club, I believe it is likely to be City. They are the only ones who could afford to pay more than £150m for him and the only club at the moment where Kane would be guaranteed to win a league title or two.

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