Danny Murphy has urged Harry Kane to join Bayer Munich this summer if the Bundesliga giants came calling, stating that it would be an ideal opportunity for the striker to win some silverware.
Records have continued to tumble for Kane over the last few years and his goal against Manchester City on Sunday helped him achieve two substantial milestones – overtaking Jimmy Greaves as Tottenham’s highest-ever goalscorer and joining Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney in the Premier League 200 club.
While the 29-year-old has written his name into Spurs folklore, there remains a question mark about his future, with his current deal running out in 2024 (Transfermarkt), and Manchester United and Bayern Munich both thought to be eyeing summer moves for the Tottenham star (Sky Sports).
Murphy has now argued that Kane will have major regrets if he finishes his career without winning trophies and urged him to join Bayern if he has a chance to do so.
The former Liverpool and Spurs midfielder wrote in his column for The Daily Mail: “If Bayern Munich come calling for Harry Kane this summer, he should go. It would be hugely sad if a player of his quality finished without winning a trophy. It’s something he himself would regret after retirement.
“When I reflect on my career, the best memories are those at Liverpool winning something; the joy at the final whistle, celebrating with team-mates and supporters, the parties and parades afterwards.
“That is what you work so hard for and unfortunately Spurs are no nearer giving Kane what he deserves as a world-class striker. He turns 30 this summer, it’s getting to that now-or-never stage but it shows how good his form is that one of the biggest clubs in Europe are still interested.”
Murphy suggested that winning the Bundesliga and potentially the Champions League title would be a lot more valuable than overtaking Shearer’s Premier League record.
He continued: “Going abroad may cost him Alan Shearer’s Premier League goals record but in the grand scheme of things, that shouldn’t put him off. In five years, we could be talking about Harry Kane, Champions League winner with multiple Bundesliga titles and cup medals.
“I’ve no doubt Kane would be a big success in Germany. Bayern usually have more possession than the opposition and he’s such a penalty area maestro —you can only imagine the number of chances he’d finish off. I’m sure Kane would get other offers.
“Manchester United have been mentioned but he hasn’t got time to be part of a team that is building. If he was going to leave Spurs, it would be primarily to win trophies from the get-go which would make Bayern his best option.”
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I have a hard time understanding why some pundits speak about Kane as if he is now in the twilight of his career and has only a couple of years of football left in him.
He is only now entering his peak years and I see him continuing to play at the top level until his mid to late thirties. So, he will have plenty more opportunities to win trophies, whether at Spurs or elsewhere.
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