Jamie Carragher blames Harry Kane's 2018 decision for his current situation
Jamie Carragher has lashed out at Harry Kane over a personal decision the Tottenham Hotspur striker made back in 2018.
Back in June of 2018, the England international signed a six-year deal which saw him sign on to the club until 2024 for £200k-per/week.
The 27-year-old has recently sparked controversy in north London after reports emerged he’s told the club of his desire to leave the club at the end of the season.
Kane looked visibly frustrated during the side’s 2-1 loss at home to Aston Villa, a result which left the club reeling in terms of qualifying for European football for next season.
He’s enjoyed a great personal campaign with the Lilywhites, scoring 32 goals and registering 16 assists in just 48 games across all competitions.
However, he’s earned no remorse from the former Liverpool defender, who laid into the centre-forward as he claimed the player would be a great signing for his ex-club, however, ruled them out of the race.
When talking about Kane and his contract extension from back in 2018, Carragher said: “Every top manager in Europe wants him in their side, but his options are limited to a couple of clubs who won’t be priced out. He is responsible for that because of his strange decision to sign a six-year contract after the last World Cup in 2018.”
“He should never have committed for so long. A three or four-year extension then would have left him in a much healthier negotiating position now. Instead, Kane still has three years left on his deal. He may be stuck.”
TBR View: Transfer stand-off is Kane’s own fault
The current stand-off that is taking place between the club’s star player and CEO Daniel Levy is the ace’s own doing.
Signing a six-year extension with the north Londoners was one of the worst decision he’s made during his time at the club given the lack of progression on shown.
The team had displayed no sign of progress in challenging the top clubs in England for major honours, so to tie yourself down for six years was a bonkers decision.
Normally, you’d look at someone of Kane’s character and say ‘he wouldn’t force through a transfer’. However, his recent interview with Gary Neville suggests the starman is battling his way out of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. He told the Sky Sports pundit that he was in charge of deciding when he leaves the team and not the executive Levy.
There’s a war brewing in north London, Kane versus Levy. Who wins is anyone’s guess, but, the £108m-rated player has caused his own downfall.
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