Kane’s Future in Question: Spurs Fans Will Understand Potential Move Away

Tottenham’s last silverware came back in 2008. Harry Kane was at the Spurs’ academy and occasionally handed in ballboy responsibilities. The striker forced his way into the first team and has had a goal-laden career with Spurs but silverware remains elusive. A similar story is repeated for his time with the Three Lions.

However, England’s record goalscorer has come close to being crowned a European champion but saw his dreams dashed on penalties. A bigger heartache than their 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League final. While Kane cannot change his international allegiance, he has been touted to level Tottenham.

Pep Guardiola fancied adding Kane to his Manchester City roster after Sergio Aguero’s departure. However, that gap has been filled by Erling Haaland and it looks unlikely that City will make a move for his services again.

Kane remains in demand in Manchester

While the Citizens’ interest has waned, crosstown rivals Manchester United are in need of a frontman. The Red Devils lost Cristiano Ronaldo in acrimonious conditions and are require the services of a prolific striker to make the next jump in their transition under Erik ten Hag.

Despite their struggles, silverware has never been away from Old Trafford. They are the reigning EFL Cup champions and can thwart City’s treble ambitions in the FA Cup. United are in transition but offers the possibility of trophies.

Teddy Sheringham was at White Hart Lane in the last decade of the last century. He had to make the switch to United to quench his thirst for silverware. The attacker-turned-pundit knows Kane’s agony and believes it will not be a controversy if the English captain would force a transfer to Old Trafford.

“I joined United because I felt that Tottenham were not going to allow me to compete for trophies – I didn’t think the club were going to bring in the players that would have enabled us to challenge for the biggest prizes,” Sheringham told Lord Ping(opens in new tab).

“Harry has got to look at the situation at the club and ask himself the same questions that I did. If he doesn’t think that the club are going to be able to bring in players that would see them competing, then I don’t think there’s a single Tottenham fan that would begrudge him the opportunity to win trophies with another club.”

Tottenham should allow Kane to leave

Kane’s contract with Tottenham runs until the summer of 2024. However, after their continued managerial troubles and inability to fight for titles, the striker can be excused for wanting to leave early.

He has a £100 million price tag for a summer move, a steep price for the 29-year-old striker. Kane needs clarity about the club’s future but if he does not agree with chairman Daniel Levy’s plans, Sheringham believes the club should accept his wishes and let him leave.


“After the service that he’s given Tottenham, Daniel Levy should give him the respect and the freedom to make his own decision,” Sheringham believes. “If during that conversation Harry says that he wants to leave in the summer, then Daniel Levy must grant him that wish.

Harry Kane

“Daniel needs to have the conversation with Harry and get everything out in the open. Harry will have his own questions and he will want to know who is coming in to manage the club, what the budget will be – these conversations happening between a club’s top player and a club chairman are not unusual.

“This is a situation that needs clarity and needs to be sorted as quickly as possible. I don’t think Daniel can afford to be cagey about this situation – he certainly can’t try to keep him without speaking to him.”

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