Opinion: Why I am certain that Harry Kane will retire at Tottenham

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Harry Kane will go down as one of, if not the, best Tottenham players to ever put on the Lillywhite shirt. He is also one of the best strikers to ever grace the Premier League, but the question remains, will he finish his career at the club?

I stand by the opinion that he will. But with a player of Kane’s ability and quality, why would he stay at the club when we are not winning trophies?

As much as we love this club, I think we can all agree that clubs such as Madrid and PSG are going to have more success when it comes to reaching finals and winning silverware.

The first and most important reason for Kane himself will be to ensure his family is happy and settled. Kane has raised three children in London with his wife Katie, a move across the continent would understandably be a massive transition for the family.

An upturn in their life could be something that Kane himself would want to avoid so his children can stay settled and develop comfortably as they grow up.

Secondly, we now have his records and accolades that he could collect if he were to see his career out in North London. It is clear to see all over social media and on a matchday that Harry Kane is one of, if not the most loved player at this club.

Kane is on course to break both the club record for goals scored and also has a strong chance at breaking the Premier League record number of goals.

He currently sits at 215 goals for the club only 51 goals behind the club’s current record holder and legend Jimmy Greaves (TransferMarkt).

His love for the club has been made very public and I believe that he will take great pride in the fact that he would be the recipient of such an honourable feat.

Furthermore, the idea of being the leagues top ever goalscorer is an amazing personal achievement. This would put him up there as one of the best to ever do it in the league.

Beyond the records, there will also always be a part of him that wants to win the Premier League with Spurs. I would compare it to Alan Shearer only winning the league once when he could have gone for a huge move far earlier in his career.

More than this, when we look at the factors beyond Kane’s control, it only makes the argument stronger. He has three years left on his contract with Spurs and Daniel Levy won’t let him go for anything short of hundreds of millions.

At the moment, I don’t think anyone would pay that for Kane, no matter how good he is. Therefore, he will probably end up signing a new contract with a bumper wage increase, cementing his place at Spurs for the next five years or so.

At that point, he will essentially be locked in for the long haul and, I believe, will end up spending his career attempting to carve out as many trophies as possible in a Lilywhite shirt. If he wanted to leave, I just think he would have done so already.

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