Harry Redknapp is confident that Tottenham Hotspur will keep hold of Harry Kane beyond the summer.
Reports have indicated that Kane will ask to leave Spurs in the summer if the club do not finish in the top four.
Despite being widely accepted as one of the best in the world, the 27-year-old’s wait to get his hands on silverware continues after Tottenham were beaten by Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday.
The loss against City has predictably led to some pundits asserting that the striker has to leave North London in order to win trophies.
However, Redknapp admitted that he cannot see Tottenham letting the England captain leave at the end of the season.
The former Spurs manager told Goal.com: “I think he’ll stay. I think the new manager will come in and convince him that they’ll be having a go and signing a few more players.
“There’s nobody better than him. I wouldn’t swap him for any centre-forward in the world, personally. He would guarantee Man City, Man Utd or Liverpool winning the league next season, for sure. He’s a fantastic player. Tottenham have to keep him.”
Tottenham are on the hunt for a new head coach after parting ways with Jose Mourinho last week and several names have been put forward as candidates for the job.
Despite the club’s struggles this season, Redknapp believes that the job remains quite an attractive one as Spurs have everything in place to go to the next level.
He said: “Everything is in place at Tottenham. They’ve got the best stadium in England, bar none, they’ve got an incredible training ground, which is out of this world, and they have good players.
“OK, maybe they need to shift one or two out who have come to the end of their time, and get one or two in. But if they do, anything can happen. They could be right there challenging next season.”
Redknapp also confidently asserted that Levy would already have a coach in place to take over from Ryan Mason at the end of the season.
The 74-year-old added: “It was a really strange one (Mourinho’s sacking) The timing, for sure. There was talk of Jose going, but I couldn’t see it happening when it did. I don’t know what’s gone on, but there’s got to be a reason behind it.
“One thing is for sure, Tottenham will have someone in place already. I know how Daniel Levy works. He’ll have spoken to someone, got somebody in place, someone he can’t get at the moment because he’s in a job, so he’s given it to Ryan Mason until the end of the season.
“Then, in the summer, somebody will come in who is already in a job at the moment. It won’t be Ryan. He won’t be getting the job, as nice as we can try to be about him.”
Spurs Web Opinion
I believe Redknapp is right regarding Kane’s future as there is no way Daniel Levy would allow the striker to leave this summer. The Spurs chairman knows how devastating Kane’s departure could be for the club’s progress at this crucial time.
However, I am not sure that Levy sacked Mourinho because he had someone already lined up. The Spurs chairman might have pulled the plug on the former Spurs boss to give the dressing room a lift ahead of the final run-in.
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