Opinion: Why Harry Kane will never leave Tottenham Hotspur despite reports

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A report has emerged in the Telegraph stating that Harry Kane will consider his Tottenham future at the end of this season if the club fail to win a trophy. The report also adds that Spurs value Kane at upwards of £150m in the current transfer market.

Regardless of what is reported or what Kane decides is best for his career, I do not believe that the England captain will ever leave Tottenham. Here’s why:

Kane is arguably at the peak age for a centre-forward now, currently 26-years-old and midway through his career. He has vast Champions League and international experience. He has proved himself to be one of the best strikers in the world.

He has won three golden boots, reached a Champions League Final, and a World Cup Final. In 2017, no one scored more goals in the top five leagues than him. Of of the above comes at a hefty price in the market.

We all know what Levy is like and, even if Kane handed in a transfer request, he would not compromise on the price he deems the striker to be worth. Kane only signed a six-year contract back in 2018 that will take him up to 2024 (Guardian).

So, we have one of the best strikers in the world, under contract for the long-term, with an experienced chairman and a club that wants him to stay. That already makes any deal difficult. What I believe makes it impossible is Kane’s injury record.

Would a club come in and offer close to £200m for someone like Kane? Probably. Would they offer close to £200m for a player who picks up a long-term injury each season? I can’t see how or why any club in their right mind would do so.

Therefore, the only eventuality I can see is Kane staying exactly where he is. Yes, he could leave on a free in 2024, but he will be in his thirties by that point.

I think he will become a one-club man and push for that Alan Shearer record in the Premier League, as well as pushing to help Spurs become a real footballing force.

The sad reality is that the Englishman is essentially trapped where he is, chained by his own quality and the fragility of his body.

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