Jamie Redknapp expects Harry Kane will face ‘hardest’ decision amid reported plans to leave Tottenham Hotspur
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp expects Harry Kane will face the ‘hardest’ decision of his career amid reports the striker wants to leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
Kane is thought to have informed Spurs of his desires to secure a transfer before the start of this summer’s Euro 2020 tournament (Sky), as he strives to fulfil ambitions of competing for Europe’s top team trophies.
Chelsea, Manchester United and Man City have all been in contact with the forward’s agent to discuss potential moves, with Kane’s preference to stay in the Premier League, while the north Londoners have begun to make enquiries over potential replacements to fill his boots.
Kane, who is the Premier League’s joint top-scorer this term with 22 goals, is understood to have first informed Tottenham of his desires to leave last year but was convinced to stay for another season, which is now guaranteed to see Spurs finish outside of the top-four.
Redknapp believes it will be the hardest decision Kane has ever had to make if he does leave Tottenham, telling Sky Sports after Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa (19/05, 22:53):
“This is going to be hard for him. Make no mistake. I know Harry, this will be the hardest thing. All his family are Spurs fans, so if he is to push a move through, that’s going to be the hardest thing he probably has ever had to do.
“He doesn’t want to leave Tottenham, this is his club, he’s been there since he was eight years of age, it’s the last thing he wants. But if he doesn’t see his club is going in the right direction, he’s got to look at it and think: ‘It’s alright scoring goals, I want to win trophies, I don’t want to have my career [and] at the end think I haven’t won anything’.”
Kane would leave a seismic gap in Tottenham’s squad if he does leave this summer, but it still remains to be seen who will pay the fee needed to sign the 27-year-old with the Independent citing a £150million valuation.
That would likely be enough to rule out a move to Man City, with Pep Guardiola ruling out his side paying over £100m (Metro), or Manchester United, who The Sun claim will not bid over £90m, while Kane is also thought to prefer a move away from London (Metro).
If those points prove true and the striker does indeed want to secure a move, it will certainly leave Kane facing the hardest decision of his career and the situation is almost guaranteed to roll on throughout the summer.
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