Former Manchester United and Tottenham striker Louis Saha has said that while he expects Spurs to fight to keep hold of Harry Kane, it would be difficult for the North London club to stop the striker if he decides he wants to leave the club.
There has been plenty of good news on the Kane front over the last couple of weeks since The Athletic’s David Ornstein first broke on 23 January that the 29-year-old is open to signing a new deal at Spurs and that the club are expected to open talks with the player soon.
In his column for Football Transfers last week, CBS Sports journalist Ben Jacobs revealed that the England captain will likely remain at his boyhood club and sign a new deal if Tottenham qualify for the Champions League.
He further explained that the North London club are optimistic about Kane’s future as the striker has made it clear to the club that his preference would be to stay.
However, Saha believes that the Spurs talisman deserves the opportunity to make a big move in the summer if he decides that is what he wants to do.
When asked about the speculation over Kane’s future, the Frenchman told GGrecon: “I’m sure Tottenham will try to keep him.
“Losing him to another Premier League rival, similar to what happened with Robin van Persie when he left Arsenal for Manchester United, is not impossible because you can’t stop a player that’s done so much for the club.
“I believe he deserves a move if he wants one, especially to a club like Real Madrid where he’d have a great opportunity of winning the Champions League. If he goes to Bayern Munich then he’d definitely win the Bundesliga, so there are some exciting opportunities for him out there.
“He could even go to Manchester United and help them win the Premier League whilst still having the opportunity of breaking the Premier League goalscoring record.
“If he leaves Tottenham, then he will leave with some regrets because he’s tried so hard to win things with the club and make them successful.
“However, he can still look at himself in the mirror and be proud of what he’s done for the club. You have a short career and I hope he can win some silverware, wherever that may be, because he deserves it.”
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I think Kane will be wary of joining Manchester United as there is no guarantee that Erik Ten Hag’s project will continue in the same way that it has started.
I believe that the striker will only want to leave Spurs for a club that offer him a guarantee of competing for the league title and the Champions League.
Besides, Man Utd sit just three points above us in the table at the moment and it is certainly not a foregone conclusion that they will finish above us.
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