Ex-Spurs boss claims Kane could be one-club man after missing out on exit

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Harry Kane
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Ex-Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has suggested that Harry Kane could stay at Spurs for the rest of his career after his ‘now or never’ move failed to materialise this summer.

Kane, despite constant links with a move to Manchester City, confirmed that he is staying at Tottenham this summer on his social media accounts.

The only official bid from Man City was £75m plus £25m worth of add-ons. Pep Guardiola’s side were reportedly prepared to pay £100m with add-ons but Daniel Levy refused to negotiate (The Athletic). 

The striker started his first game of the season in Spurs’ Europa League Conference Qualifying match on Thursday night, grabbing a first-half brace to ease Tottenham into the group stages of the new competition. He then played 90 minutes against Watford.

Sherwood, who handed Kane his first-ever Premier League appearance, has made some big claims about the striker’s future.

He said (talkSPORT Breakfast): “I think it was now or never.

“For me, they [Tottenham] resisted it, and it’s good news they resisted a huge bid from Manchester City, but Harry Kane doesn’t want to leave to just go anywhere.

“It was not a money-motivated decision he wanted to go somewhere he felt was better suited to winning trophies so he chose Man City.

“At the end of this season, there might not be the option because Haaland will now go for £70million on a buy-out at 22 years of age and he’s fantastic value for anyone who wants to take him.

“Harry won’t just leave to another football club. I think he might stay and it might be him for the rest of his career.

“I think Ronaldo, it looks inevitable he’s going to go there and I think Haaland will go there next season for £70m. Then what other opportunities are there for Harry?

“There will be a bigger queue for Harry because he’ll be a lot cheaper but, like I say, he won’t just leave Tottenham.

“He’s not leaving a terrible football club, he’s leaving a massive football club. He wants to go to another football club that he feels are best suited to winning.

“Now, if they do pick up a Carabao Cup or, I wouldn’t say the Europa Conference League is the one they’re looking at, but it’s still a trophy and that might help him to get over the line.

Despite never winning a major trophy, Kane is closing in on an incredible personal achievement. He is 94 goals away from Alan Shearer’s all-time Premier League goal tally. 

Sherwood also explained what Shearer will be thinking with Kane closing in on his record.

He added: “I mean, if you asked Alan, he’s only looking over his shoulder at one person.

“He’d be thinking ‘I hope he goes somewhere else [abroad]’ because he’d say ‘congratulations, brilliant, well done, Harry’.

“But deep down he isn’t losing this record if it isn’t Harry Kane.

“From Alan’s point of view, it’s the best news ever he’s not going to Man City.

“Look at the game at the weekend. If he stands there in the six-yard box he taps in 40 goals this season. We know what he’s like.”

SpursWeb Opinion

Hard to say. This was the first summer where Kane truly did push for a move, to little effect. But he will have more power next year with his contract ticking down. I think it is impossible to say without seeing how this season pans out for Spurs and Kane.

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