Opinion: How next season could be the biggest in Harry Kane’s career to date

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Dom Le Roy

Harry Kane has become the subject of a huge deal of undeserved scrutiny in recent years as many believe his generational goalscoring talent, which make him one of the hottest properties in world football, is being wasted in North London – but it could all come to an end by the close of play next season.

The England captain could have a decision to make regarding his future and if he feels the time is right to venture away from his boyhood club in the search for silverware or commit to working under serial winner Jose Mourinho.

With the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimović and Cristiano Ronaldo helping him become one of the most decorated managers of all time, there is no reason why Jose will not bring a wave of success to N17 with Kane leading the line, and next season could see the trophy drought come to an end.

Mourinho has won the Europa League in each of the two seasons his sides have played in the competition, granting Kane another huge opportunity to land a major trophy to add to his long list of personal accolades.

Under former manager Mauricio Pochettino, Kane progressed in leaps and bounds seeing him become not only a hero for his club but for his country as well, and the progression has not stalled since the Argentine’s departure.

Due to Euro’s being postponed until 2021, Kane will have a full summer to get himself back to full fitness and focus on getting his body geared up for an injury free season – something which he has struggled to have for the last few years.

There is no hiding from the fact that if Mourinho wants silverware at his knew home then he needs his number 10 firing from all cylinders and the same goes for the England boss, Gareth Southgate, who will be looking for European glory in the summer.

Injuries to Kane in the past have hindered the club’s chances of success massively, even more so without an out and out striker to take his place when the circumstance does arrive. It has been widely reported for some time that Spurs are in the market for someone who can act as an understudy to Kane, especially with academy prospect Troy Parrott leaving for a season long loan (BBC).

A second hand man would be a huge step in the right direction and could be a decisive moment in Kane’s career as not only would add goals to the team but it would take the workload off him greatly, meaning less chance of him picking up a serious knock on the way to a possible cup final.

The critical thing to ensure Kane continues for pull on the famous lilywhite shirt for years to come, something that undoubtedly all Spurs fans would love to see, is that the club finally ends the wait and brings a trophy back to Tottenham.

Kane will always be one of our own but he ultimately deserves a career which he can look back on and remember the trophies which he achieved, and as Spurs fans we all know he would love nothing more than to win with the cockerel on his chest.

However if by August, when the last ball of the 2020/21 season is kicked, Spurs have nothing to show for their efforts once again it could be the day that Kane decides he needs to look elsewhere to gain success.

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