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'In a year's time': Gary Lineker claims Tottenham player could leave in 2022

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Gary Lineker has been speaking to Sky Sports about Harry Kane, in the aftermath of a lengthy transfer saga involving the Tottenham talisman.

What’s the story?

Well, Lineker was speaking from Leicester, where he was helping to unveil a new football pitch made entirely from crisp packets.

When asked about Kane’s situation and what might happen from this point on, the BBC Match of the Day host said: “Circumstances can change. Who knows, in a year’s time he might be somewhere else. I know what it’s like.”

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The 64-cap England international’s long-term future really is up in the air.

Currently, Kane looks content at Tottenham, and focused on the season ahead of him and Nuno Espirito Santo.

However, after Manchester City failed with a £100m bid, they never went in for another striker, which is certainly interesting.

That suggests to us that Pep Guardiola is happy to wait for his No.1 choice.

Harry Kane could now stay at Tottenham forever

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This is a huge season for Kane, if he still harbours hope of moving away from north London.

He will be 29 once the 2022/23 season begins, and it would be a huge risk for the Citizens – or another club – to spend big on an injury prone 29-year-old.

In that respect, Kane must deliver another goal-laden season to convince potential suitors to ignore his age and injury history.

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If he struggles, or simply has an okay season, it feels unlikely that Manchester City would be willing to meet Daniel Levy’s demands.

It’s clear that Spurs aren’t going to help Kane facilitate an exit.

Tottenham’s No.10 must do that himself with consistent, world class performances, which will make him too difficult to turn down.

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