Martin Keown shares what he noticed about Tottenham star Harry Kane on Sunday
Martin Keown has told BBC Sport’s Live coverage of Tottenham Hotspur’s 4-2 win over Leicester City on Sunday afternoon that Harry Kane’s body language suggests he could be about to leave Spurs this summer – amid reports he wants to leave the club.
Kane, 27, scored and created another goal during Sunday’s win – which saw him hold aloft the Premier League golden boot and playmaker awards with 23 goals and 14 assists during the campaign. But Spurs failed to match his excellent season.
The North London club have managed to get themselves into European football – albeit the Europa Conference League. Finishing in seventh place, Kane is now reportedly keen to leave and told Gary Neville last week he wants to have talks.
In what could have been his last match in a Spurs shirt, Kane was brilliant again but Arsenal icon Keown has suggested that his body language suggests he might have just pulled on the Spurs jersey for the last time. He has a contract until June 2024.
“I’m not a body language expert but Harry Kane could be saying he will not be a Spurs player next year,” Keown said. “You just wonder, does the future lie elsewhere for him? That was what was expected from Gareth Bale when he re-joined.”
TBR’s view – Kane will only go if the price is right
Levy is under no pressure to sell Kane. It is not as if Kane is desperate to leave Tottenham, but the desire to win silervware will have certainly tempted the England skipper ahead of the summer. But his contract is a crucial ingredient in this saga.
Boasting a deal for another three years, Levy has planned out Kane’s future. It means that at least for the next 18 months, or even two seasons, Spurs are under no pressure to sell their star man. If the price is right, Levy will sell.
But can clubs really afford £150million at the moment? The only two are probably both Manchester clubs – but who knows.
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