Ian Wright has claimed that Tottenham fans would have been disappointed with Harry Kane for leaving the door open for a potential summer exit despite being contracted to the club until 2024.
There has already been plenty of speculation about Kane’s future over the last few months, with the striker being linked with the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.
Several former players have urged the 27-year-old to quit Spurs if he wants to win the biggest trophies in the game.
When Kane was asked about the speculation over his future, he insisted that he is focused on finishing the season strongly and would only think about his future after the Euros in the summer.
Needless to say, some media outlets have seen the striker’s statement as a potential hint that he wants out of Tottenham in the summer.
However, Wright stated that Kane was wrong to say what he did, insisting that the England captain should not have signed a long-term contract with Tottenham if he wanted to explore a move.
When asked about Kane’s admission, the Arsenal legend said during ITV’s live coverage of England’s 2-0 win over Albania on (28/3/21): “If Harry Kane is now talking about that, what’s going to happen with his future, then you don’t sign for six years.
“You’re going into a World Cup, if you can win the Golden Boot – which he did – you’ve got even more bargaining power.
“You can say: ‘Well, I don’t really want to sign, I want to see how I go’. But he signed for six years, it’s until 2024. If I’m a Tottenham fan, I’d be quite disappointed to hear that.”
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I believe Wright is going by the media narrative around Kane’s statement rather than what the Tottenham man actually said. The 27-year-old never expressed a desire to leave Spurs. Besides, even if Kane pushed for a move, he would hardly be the first player to leave a few years into a long-term contract.
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