Paul Merson claims Harry Kane must consider leaving Tottenham

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Dom Le Roy

Paul Merson has claimed that Harry Kane must re-consider his future at Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

The Sky Sports pundit believes that if he wants to win trophies in his career he must think about leaving his boyhood club.

Tottenham’s last major honour came eleven years ago when Juande Ramos’ side beat Chelsea in the League Cup final at Wembley.

While Kane has won personal accolades including the Premier League golden boot and the 2018 World Cup golden boot, he is yet to taste success for his club side.

Merson suggested that the only reason that footballers play the game is to win trophies and Kane must now weight up spending his career in North London or put his own priorities first.

He told Sky Sports: “It’s very strange what’s going on at Tottenham because you think they are going to start afresh against Watford at the weekend, leave their troubles behind and get on a roll. However, they go behind early, which you think is not a problem, but they can’t go on to win the game. And how fortunate they are with their goal is bordering on a joke.

“They are now fighting to get into the top four. You really don’t want to move into the new stadium and within one season you are not in the Champions League. Something’s going on there. I don’t know what it is but this team, with the quality it has, can’t be turning in performances like they have done.
“If you are someone like Harry Kane, you’ve got to be sitting down at the end of the season and thinking: ‘What am I going to do? Am I going to stay here and win absolutely nothing? Or do I go on and try and win something in my career?’
“I’m not having a dig at Tottenham, but you play to win in your career. Winning is the reason you play the game.
“Who can they buy to improve? Have a look at Arsenal, they moved into a stadium half the price of Spurs’ ground and Arsene Wenger talked last week about his most successful years being the ones where he got the Gunners into the Champions League after moving to the Emirates Stadium because they had to pay off the loan and sell a player every year.Spurs are not renowned for buying big players anyway.”

The former Arsenal player’s comments almost echo what Rio Ferdinand said on a recent appearance on BT Sport when he claimed he would leave Spurs for personal gain if he was in the striker’s shoes.

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  1. Strange how there are so many ex rival players urging Kane to leave. Spurs are having a slow start to the season but are only 3 points behind Arsenal yet no one is urging Aubemaying to leave.


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