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Paul Merson says Harry Kane will win PL Golden Boot...but only if he stays with Spurs

Former England and Arsenal midfielder, Paul Merson, has backed Harry Kane to win the Golden Boot…but only if he stays with Spurs.

Kane is being linked with a move away from Tottenham this summer, after admitting he might have to speak to Daniel Levy about his future.

Indeed, Manchester City have been credited with an interest. Reports have suggested that City could even offer a number of players to try and get the Kane deal over the line.

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City are looking to make a splash this summer it seems. They’re also linked with Jack Grealish, while other first-team regulars could be sold.

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However, Merson, writing in his Sportskeeda column, believes that Kane will only win the Golden Boot by avoiding a move to City.


Of course, Merson accepts that Kane will score goals with City. But with European football, and a bigger squad to choose from, Merson feels Pep Guardiola would manage Kane’s minutes.

I think he will win the Premier League Golden Boot – only if he stays at Tottenham Hotspur though,” Merson said.

“I say this is because to win the Golden Boot, you’ll have to play more minutes. At Tottenham, he is the main man and plays literally every minute when he’s fit, allowing him to score bags of goals. He’ll obviously continue to bang them in it at Manchester City if completes a move to the Etihad Stadium. But you have to understand that he will not play every game under Pep Guardiola.”

Obviously, Kane will hope to play every game no matter where he is.

But as we’ve seen with the likes of Aguero, Sterling, and Gabriel Jesus, nothing is guaranteed under Guardiola at The Etihad.

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