Graeme Souness claims it is ‘this year or never’ for Tottenham star

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Dom Le Roy

Graeme Souness has become the latest pundit to urge Harry Kane to quit Tottenham Hotspur this summer, with the Liverpool legend insisting that it is now or never for the striker as far as a big transfer is concerned.

Speculation regarding Kane’s future continues to grow louder as the striker keeps banging in the goals in an underperforming Tottenham team.

He produced another brace against Newcastle on Sunday but Jose Mourinho’s men were held to a draw in what was a blow to the club’s top four hopes.

Some reports indicate that Kane has accepted that he will stay at Spurs next season as no club is likely to be in a position to pay the kind of fee Daniel Levy will demand for the striker.

However, Souness believes that this summer might be the last opportunity that the England captain gets to make a big move, naming Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain as two potential destinations for the 27-year-old.

The pundit told Sky Sports on 4/4/21 (as relayed by The Daily Mail): “The two prizes that are out there are (Erling) Haaland and Kane. Haaland is still a question mark but it gets smaller each week.

“With Harry there is no question mark, we know what we’re getting. Everything about him about him is a pleasure to watch from trying to get the ball back to delivering cute and clever passes, to getting shots off when you don’t think he’s getting shots off, to being so accurate when he does shoot.

“I think with Harry it’s this year or never for him. If he’s thinking about going, and if he decides to extend his contract he won’t be going getting a big move after that.

“Who can afford it, we know with Covid it’s been difficult for even the big clubs. But obvious candidates are PSG and Man City.

“I don’t think Pep’s being entirely honest when he says they won’t go big this year, I think they will. When you spend big money there’s always a question mark, with Harry there aren’t any, you only have to keep him fit.”

Former Tottenham defender Michael Dawson suggested that perhaps Kane might want to stay at Spurs and break all the records but Souness remarked that the striker needed to show more ambition if he wants to win the biggest trophies in the game.

Responding to Dawson’s remarks, Souness said: “It’s challenging yourself and going to play for the biggest club in the world.

“You’ve got a better chance of winning the league and Madrid than you have at Spurs in the foreseeable future, and the Champions League.

“Personally I wanted to win the big trophies again and again and again. Is Harry going to be happy with one League Cup?”

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I do not understand why some pundits seem to suggest that this summer is the last one where Kane can get a big move. In fact, if anything a move seems more likely for the striker in the summer of 2022 as he will only have two years left on his deal at that point if he does not sign a new contract.

The idea that teams would not want Kane for a relatively cheaper price when he is 29 years of age is absurd. The England captain is a model professional who takes very good care of his body. There is no reason why he won’t continue banging in the goals well into his thirties.

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