Pundit urges Harry Kane to follow the example set by Francesco Totti

ESPN pundit Gabriele Marcotti has urged Harry Kane to follow Roma legend Francesco Totti’s example and stay at Tottenham Hotspur for the rest of his career if he truly loves the club.

Kane has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United months (Daily Mail) with subsequent reports suggesting that the striker is unlikely to leave North London this summer (Manchester Evening News).

Dimitar Berbatov recently urged the Spurs star to follow in his footsteps and make the move to Old Trafford (BBC’s Football Daily Podcast as relayed by Goal).

Reacting to the Bulgarian’s comments, ESPN’s Julien Laurens suggested that perhaps it was time for the 26-year-old to leave North London in order to grow as a player.

Laurens told ESPN FC (as relayed by the Express): “We’ve said it many times, as much as Harry Kane loves Spurs and he’s one of their own, blah blah blah, at some point he wants to grow as a player.

“If he wants to do that at Spurs, he’ll grow quicker and win more things he has to leave the club.

“Is United the answer? That’s not for me to decide.

“Clearly Berbatov thinks that’s the right idea, I think it’s certainly a good idea if he has the chance to move to a bigger club, then he should.”

However, Marcotti disagreed with that assessment and suggested that the England captain will be better of staying where he is if he loves the club.

Using Totti’s career as an example, Marcotti insisted that one title at Spurs will be worth ten at Manchester United to Kane.

Marcotti said: “No, he shouldn’t [leave Spurs]. He should stay where he is if he loves the club.

“I go back to the Totti thing, one title at Roma or at Tottenham Hotspur is worth ten titles at Manchester United.”

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Hearing that from Marcotti will certainly be music to Spurs fans’ ears. It is clear that Kane is extremely loyal and that he loves Spurs. There is no doubt that in an ideal world, he would want to win a league title at Tottenham. However, if we aren’t any closer to challenging next season, no one would blame him for wanting to explore his options.

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