Graham Roberts has called for Harry Kane to be made Tottenham captain, insisting that it would make it more difficult for the striker to ask to leave if he was given the armband.
Kane’s future is likely to be the subject of much speculation throughout this summer’s transfer window.
The striker made it clear during his interview with Gary Neville that he will hold talks with Daniel Levy about his future and would not be against leaving Spurs in order to compete for the biggest trophies in the game.
However, with three years left on his contract and with Levy reportedly trying to bring in the likes of Mauricio Pochettino or Antonio Conte, it remains to be seen whether the Spurs chairman would allow the striker to leave.
Kane might have to put in an official transfer request to force the club’s hand and Roberts believes that the 27-year-old would be unlikely to do so if he was the club captain.
The legendry defender questioned why Kane has not already been given the armband over Hugo Lloris.
He told Football Fancast: “Make him captain next year. He’s captain of England, alright we’ve got Hugo, who’s captain of France, but Harry Kane is captain of England.
“You play in England, so why is he not captain of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club? He’s a homegrown lad, he deserves to be the captain.
“If he’d have been captain now, I don’t think anything would have been said because it’s very hard for a captain to ask for a transfer.”
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