‘Time to move on’ – England World Cup winner urges Spurs to sell key man

Harry Kane
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Legendary England and West Ham striker, Sir Geoff Hurst, has said that it would be in Tottenham’s best interest to cash in on Harry Kane as the striker does not want to be at the club.

Kane has endured a lacklustre start to the campaign following his failed move to Manchester City in the summer, with the striker yet to open his account in the Premier League.

The England captain has come in for a fair bit of criticism over recent weeks for his performances.

Reports indicate that the 28-year-old might be open to putting pen on paper to a new contract with Spurs as Manchester City appear unlikely to reignite their interest in the striker.

During the summer, Hurst urged Kane to stay at Tottenham and be a one-club man rather than leaving his boyhood club just to win silverware.

However, the World Cup winner has now said that the Lilywhites have to move the England captain on if they wish to progress as he simply does not want to be there.

He told talkSPORT’s The Warm Up: “To be honest with you, I get on with the Spurs players, we were great pals years ago. The thing I would say about the Spurs situation quite clearly – they should let Harry Kane go.

“Keeping a player who wants to move on, and maybe deserves an opportunity playing in the Champions League. Keeping him there with resistance is not necessarily good for the player and not necessarily good for the club.

“I think they should move him on, personally. Let’s get this right, I’m not being detrimental about Spurs or the club. They are a fantastic club and I’m great pals with the players from years ago.

“I never go along with this Spurs-West Ham antagonistic attitude. I never went along with that. I’m saying it purely as an outsider looking at the player and the club.

“The club is great. They have a great ground. He’s a fantastic player but I think the time is to move on and progress. It’s my humble opinion about this situation.”

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There have been some signs in Kane’s last two performances that he is getting his confidence and sharpness back.

I fully expect the floodgates to open for the striker as soon as he opens his account in the Premier League.

I do not believe Tottenham will look back with regret on the decision to hold on to him as I fully expect him to get 20+ goals again this campaign.

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