Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes that Harry Kane could struggle to leave Tottenham Hotspur in the near future.
The England captain revealed in an Instagram interview with Jamie Redknapp that he will not simply stay at Tottenham “for the sake of it” and would consider his future if the North London outfit stopped progressing (Sky Sports).
Tottenham have failed to kick on from their appearance in last season’s Champions League final and suffered a disastrous start to the new campaign which cost Mauricio Pochettino his job in late November after five and a half years in charge.
He was replaced by Jose Mourinho less than 24 hours later with the club in eighth place in the Premier League table before the coronavirus pandemic put a stop to the game.
Carragher believes that the impact of COVID-19 on the financial situation of clubs may hamper any suitable parties ability to meet Daniel Levy’s valuation of the forward.
“Harry Kane has reached the crossroads of his career at the worst time possible,” Carragher said in The Telegraph.
“In other circumstances, the Tottenham striker’s comments suggesting he would consider a move in the near future would be reasonable.
“Spurs fans may not like it, but I can understand why Kane is wondering whether his trophy ambitions will be served elsewhere. The Mauricio Pochettino era is over and the lifespan of an excellent but ultimately unsuccessful team is winding down.
“The refreshing of the Spurs squad never materialised when it was needed, and it is fair for players to ask themselves if they want to be part of the next rebuild or seek pastures new in a side more advanced in its reconstruction.
“But these are far from normal times, with clubs losing money and needing to cut costs rather than plan major investments in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. That means if players in the highest price bracket want out of their clubs, there is less chance they will get their wish.
“Kane is in that category. A limited number of clubs can afford him, and I am not sure how many have the appetite to engage in a fractious negotiation with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy in the current climate.”
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