Former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara has urged Harry Kane to stay at Spurs for the rest of his career and leave a legacy at the club.
There has been plenty of speculation over the striker’s future recently with the likes of Manchester United (Daily Mail), Real Madrid (Diario Madridista), Juventus (Tuttosport), and PSG (AS) all said to be interested in the 26-year-old’s services.
While reports have indicated that many are unlikely to be able to afford Spurs’ asking price for Kane this summer (Manchester Evening News), some pundits have urged the England captain to leave Spurs to win trophies (Sky Sports).
While O’Hara insisted that he understands the importance of trophies, he claimed that it is not the only consideration that should be in Kane’s mind.
He pointed out how leaving Spurs for a club such as Manchester United was not guaranteed to bring silverware and suggested that he could go down in the club’s history books if he remained in North London.
Speaking to talkSPORT, O’Hara said: “With Harry Kane, yes, he needs to win trophies, he’s one of the best strikers in the Premier League and he’s Spurs’ best player,”
“But I’m a little bit on the fence with saying ‘you’ve GOT to leave to win trophies if you’re a top player’.
“It’s also about leaving a legacy in the game. For me, there are so many brilliant players who haven’t won loads of trophies but have left a legacy [at a club] that lasts a lifetime.
“If Harry Kane leaves Tottenham it might not work out. He might go to Manchester United and he might not win anything.
“He could win something at Spurs but even if he doesn’t he’s going to be regarded as one of the best and most loyal footballers to have ever been at that club.”
“Is that really a legacy the England captain would want to leave behind, though?”
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I have always found the argument about needing to win trophies to be remembered a bit strange considering the fact that the likes of Steven Gerrard and Francesco Totti are looked at as legends despite not winning league titles. Similarly, there are many players who have won multiple titles at clubs but hardly remembered by fans.
Having said that, if Kane did demand to leave next summer in the event that we show no signs of improvement next season, then I do not think any Spurs fan will begrudge him a move to a Real Madrid or a Barcelona.
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