Noel Whelan reckons that Harry Kane will almost certainly depart the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this window [Football Insider].
The Lowdown: Kane crucial to Spurs success in 2021/22
Plenty of onlookers, Spurs fans or not, will be intrigued to see what shirt Kane is wearing come the start of the season.
Despite being a boyhood supporter of the club, long-standing reports have linked the England international with a ground-breaking move to Premier League rivals Manchester City [Manchester Evening News].
Given his alleged desire to leave, Lilywhites fans could be in for a tumultuous few weeks once Kane returns from England duty.
Will Kane stay at Tottenham this summer?
The Latest: Whelan reckons Tottenham have ‘no chance’ of keeping their star man
Former Leeds striker Whelan has backed Kane to jump ship this summer in a recent interview with Football Insider. Commenting on the goal machine’s prospective future aspirations, the 46-year-old stated:
“They have no chance of keeping Kane. I know Tottenham fans will hate to hear that but it is the truth.
“Kane has made it quite clear why he wants to leave and his reasons are good enough for me.
“Spurs are not going to win anything significant in the next few years. They will be playing in this Europa Conference League next season, that is not place for Harry Kane.
“This taste of the European Championships will only deepen his desire to leave Spurs. He wants to compete at the top level every week. He wants to be in the Champions League and competing for the Premier League.
“His career has been amazing but he has nothing to show for it yet. I cannot see him staying there, not for the new manager or the new director of football.
“Kane wants to win things and Tottenham are miles off it at the moment.” [Football Insider].
The Verdict: Hard to disagree…
On balance, Whelan correctly points out the temptation that could creep into the Tottenham skipper’s head should interest in his services continue to develop in prominent circles.
As Tottenham Hotspur prepare for life in the UEFA Conference League, he may envisage testing his European credentials at a higher level.
One of the best players in the Premier League, he registered an unbelievable 50 goal contributions from 49 appearances for the Lilywhites [Transfermarkt] last season.
Further illustrative of his abilities, he recorded the highest rating out of the WhoScored Premier League 2020/21 team of the season, averaging 7.8 out of 10 across the 20/21 campaign.
Only time will tell with regards to Kane’s eventual decision, but you feel Tottenham will have to show some incredible ambition in the transfer market to convince him to stay.
In other news, Tottenham Hotspur have opened talks with a 28-year-old defender.
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