Speaking to gaming company GGRECON, Glen Johnson has claimed that Harry Kane will not be able to battle for trophies if he stays at Tottenham.
Kane has netted 248 goals during his time in N17, meaning that he now needs only 19 goals to become Spurs’ all-time top goalscorer and overtake club legend Jimmy Greaves (MyFootballFacts).
Despite the 29-year-old’s scintillating career in front of goal, he is yet to lift any silverware with his boyhood club and was widely reported to be looking to negotiate an exit last summer (Sky Sports).
Antonio Conte is convinced that Kane is a central cog to his Spurs project and recently slammed Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann (via Football.London) for his suggestive comments pertaining to the England captain’s future (90 min).
Former Portsmouth man Johnson had his say on the continued speculation as to Kane’s future career. He said (GGRECON): “Managers don’t usually speak about players at other clubs, but perhaps that’s tactical.
“Unfortunately, Harry Kane’s not going to be fighting for trophies at Tottenham is he? If trophies are what he wants then he’d have to be prepared to go elsewhere.
“Both clubs have probably spoken about this anyway behind closed doors, so Nagelsmann’s declaration of interest is probably nothing new to Tottenham.
“Putting it out there to the press is a bit daft as you’re just going to p*ss off the other club and then they might not want to do the deal because you’ve gone the wrong way about it.”
Football.London report that Spurs’ academy product is now open to talks concerning a new contract when the club decides to proceed.
Spurs Web Opinion
I am so used to managers and pundits speculating about Kane’s future that I have grown somewhat immune to it. Although he is safely contracted until 2025, it would be great to see him sign a new deal and effectively commit the rest of his top-flight career to the Lilywhites.
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