Gary Lineker has become the latest pundit to weigh in on Harry Kane’s future after the striker’s recent comments in an interview on Instagram with former Spurs midfielder Jamie Redknapp.
The Spurs striker admitted that although he loves Spurs, he won’t stay for the rest of his career just for the sake of it if the team wasn’t moving in the right direction (Sky Sports).
As soon as Kane uttered those words, it was clear that the media was going to jump all over them and that it is how things have turned out.
The 26-year-old’s future has already been subject to speculation this summer (Evening Standard).
Former Blackburn Rovers striker Chris Sutton (BBC Radio 5 Live) and former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand (Instagram Live via the Mirror) have told Kane that his chances of winner silverware would increase if he swapped North London for a more successful side.
Lineker has echoed their sentiments and suggested that Kane’s thinking was understandable given his desire to win silverware.
He joked that perhaps the England captian could move to his former club Leicester to have a chance of winning trophies.
“He’s a top-class player, he’s one of the best strikers in world football and there’s bound to be a degree of frustration with certainly the recent progress of Spurs.
“It’s not easy, we’ve seen it with Arsenal, when you build a ground it can kind of slow you down in terms of your development and that’s possibly happening with Tottenham but he’s just being very honest really.
“He’s basically saying if they don’t go on to win things, because every player wants to win things in their career, I didn’t win too much myself, but it would be unthinkable for someone of Harry Kane’s stature that he didn’t win anything in his entire career.
“So that’s understandable and you can’t really criticise him too much for having that view.
“He’s been there a long time at the club, he’s been brilliant at the club, and he might well stay there.
“He might have to move to Leicester at some point to actually really challenge for honours.”
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With the financial crisis clubs find themselves in as a result of the coronavirus shutdown, no club is likely to spend big this summer. That almost certainly rules out a transfer for Kane. Unfortunately, for many teams, it will be a case of trying to hold on players they can instead of buying new ones.
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