Micah Richards has said that Harry Kane made a mistake by signing a new contract with Tottenham back in 2018. 

Tottenham were still flying high under Mauricio Pochettino when Kane put pen to paper on a six-year contract in the summer of 2018 (BBC Sport) but the Lilywhites have since had a massive slide. 

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The England captain tried to force through a move to Manchester City in the summer of 2021 but Spurs batted away City’s advances and managed to hold on to him (The Athletic). 

There continues to be plenty of speculation over Kane’s future, with reports from Germany over recent months indicating that he is Bayern Munich’s top transfer target for next summer (TZ).

CBS Sports journalist Ben Jacobs stated last month that the striker is open to starting talks with the Lilywhites regarding a new deal when the time is right.

The Daily Mail even asserted last week that Daniel Levy has no intention of selling Kane even if he refuses to sign a contract and that the 29-year-old would have to run his contract down if he wants to leave Spurs.

Richards believes that the centre-forward will be ruing his decision to sign a long-term deal with his boyhood club.

The former Manchester City defender wrote in The Daily Mail: “What more can be said about Captain Fantastic? He’s just absolutely sensational. 

“Signing such a long-term contract at Tottenham was a mistake because he could have been at Liverpool, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain or Bayern Munich winning the trophies his ability deserves.”

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With the benefit of hindsight, one can argue that Kane should not have signed a long-term deal but it is worth remembering that we were improving every year under Pochettino at the time.

It is also not as if the 29-year-old has not had opportunities to win trophies at Spurs as we have been in several finals but just have not managed to get across the line.

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