ESPN FC pundit Alejandro Moreno has urged Tottenham talisman Harry Kane to consider leaving Spurs at the end of the season in order to boost his own profile globally.
Kane has been one of the most consistent goalscorers, both in the Premier League and in European and international football for more than five years.
The England captain has built up a reputation of being one of the best number nines in world football but doesn’t have any winner’s medals to show for his achievements so far.
Moreno believes the 26-year-old needs to put himself out of his comfort zone in order to reach the next level.
He told ESPN FC: “I’m just going to tell you from the perspective on the outside looking in.
“Not [from a] Spurs fan, not a hardcore Spurs guy who wants Harry Kane to stay there for life, I’m just thinking about I’m seeing who this player is and who this player can be in a different setting.
“And I’m saying it would be best for Harry Kane to fully maximise his potential as a player, to fully maximise his potential not only on the field but his presence worldwide to go elsewhere. That’s all I’m saying.
“Now, does that mean he is leaving Spurs? Probably not because it’s a guy that seems to be very comfortable there and very cosy and cuddly.
“That’s fine, and a player who’s comfortable and cosy and cuddly usually delivers out on the field because there is a joy and happiness that comes with that.
“I’m just merely suggesting that there could be offers out for them and teams that could put his profile at a different level.”
There has been speculation over the last week suggesting that the Lilywhites have a battle on their hands to keep hold of Kane in the summer after the striker has decided that his future lies elsewhere (the Telegraph).
Moreno believes a move to Barcelona would suit the Spurs star given the Catalan giants’ urgent need of a centre forward of Kane’s ilk.
The Venezuelan said: “Well there’s a few [clubs that would suit Kane] but I would say who is a club that is right now struggling to find a centre-forward in a central position where maybe Luis Suarez is no longer the player he used to be.
“I’m thinking is this the sort of club that suits the needs of Harry Kane?
“Well it’s a guy that’s certainly going to be a presence inside that 18-yard box and you have everything else going on outside him, and then this guy can finish the chances. I’m just saying.”
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I don’t believe Kane is likely to leave at the end of this season as he still has a long-term contract with the club and there is no way Daniel Levy will agree to let him leave. However, if we fail to show any signs of improvement next season as well and look no closer to winning trophies, I certainly wouldn’t blame the striker for looking elsewhere.
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