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Tottenham Transfers: Why Harry Kane shouldn’t leave Spurs

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Harry Kane has been one of the mainstays in the Tottenham Hotspur attack over the last few years not only because of his goalscoring prowess but also because of his leadership qualities and his ability to play with the team.

The 26-year-old has received several accolades for his contributions towards Spurs, including successive Premier League Golden Boots for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.  

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However, his appearances have become limited during the last two seasons mainly due to injuries – the latest of which happened in January when he ruptured a thigh muscle and was sidelined for more than three months.

After an unscheduled halt to the current campaign, owing to the coronavirus pandemic, Kane is now hoping to be fit for the remaining nine games of the season in order to end the campaign on an optimistic note.

However, doubts loom large as to whether the England international will remain a Tottenham player beyond the season. In an interview earlier in the year, Harry Kane had said that he is ambitious and wants to become one of the top players in the world. The Englishman also insisted that his future would depend on how Tottenham progress as a team.

Spurs legend Teddy Sheringham, in an interview with Sky Sports, recently said that Kane will have to weigh his situation at the club and make a decision about his future accordingly.

“Harry has only got one career and he wants to win things. My advice would be that you only get one career, make sure you make the most of it.”

Manchester United have been linked with a big-money bid in the summer but the striker will need to weigh his options before making a final decision. In this article, we are going to argue in favour of Harry Kane staying put at Tottenham, at least for the time being.

The chance to develop under Jose Mourinho     

The Portuguese tactician is gradually settling down at the club and is expected to weave his magic soon. In spite of his apparently unsuccessful stint at Manchester United, the 57-year-old still managed to win the Europa League and League Cup.

Therefore, under Jose Mourinho, Tottenham can certainly be ’winners’ – a distinction which has so far eluded them. Harry Kane, who has cited a lack of silverware as one of the reasons behind looking for a challenge elsewhere might, therefore, satisfy his goal and be a part of something significant in north London.

The love of the Tottenham fans

Harry Kane is a huge fan-favourite at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after coming through the academy ranks and making a name for himself at the top level. Tottenham fans have also composed a song dedicated to him which they sing inside the stadium every time they see their striker performing his magic on the pitch.

The England international has also recognised the contribution of the fans towards the team and had said that that he would not leave the club if they keep improving.

As a gesture of loyalty, therefore, Kane will look to keep his foot on the ground and continue delivering the goods for his childhood club.

The possibility of playing with world-class players at Tottenham next season

Jose Mourinho is expected to oversee an overhaul of the Tottenham squad in the summer to make it more competitive next season. Staying put at the club could, therefore, allow Harry Kane to play with world-class players without having to go elsewhere for the same.

Having reputed players playing alongside him will not only decrease the pressure on Kane but will also help to bring the best out of the 26-year-old.

Lack Of Champions League action might be beneficial to him

Tottenham aren’t guaranteed a place in the Champions League next season, given their performances in the present campaign. Spurs are currently eighth on the league table and with just nine games left to be played, the chances of them making it to the top four look grim.

One of the main reasons behind Harry Kane picking up multiple injuries has been his involvement in multiple tournaments, sometimes being forced to play three games within a space of seven to eight days.

The additional workload obviously took a toll on his health and an absence from the Champions League for one season won’t do him a lot of harm and will instead go a long way in helping him get fully fit.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy’s reputation

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has made a name for himself for being a tough negotiator. Manchester United found it hard to deal with the 58-year-old when they made a move for Dimitar Berbatov back in 2008. Then-Red Devils manager Sir Alex Ferguson had later written in his book that the £30 million move had proved to be more painful than his hip replacement.

“That whole experience was more painful than my hip replacement.”

Kane, therefore, will have to take Levy’s reputation in mind before going forward and putting in a transfer request. If any potential deal fails to go through, he might have consequences to face.

However, any possible move for a player in the summer will depend on how much impact the recent emergency has had on the clubs in terms of their finances. Harry Kane is certainly not going to come in cheap and any possible club – whether it is Manchester United or Real Madrid – will have to take the budget available into consideration before moving in for the star striker.

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