Paul Merson thinks Harry Kane should have pushed to leave Spurs
Tottenham skipper, Harry Kane, has been encouraged to push for a January exit from the club by former Arsenal and England midfielder, Paul Merson.
Merson was speaking on Talksport today following Tottenham’s heavy loss to London rivals Chelsea over the weekend. In that game, Kane looked a shadow of himself, struggling to get into the game at all.
The summer months saw Kane persistently linked with a move to Manchester City. But in the end, Daniel Levy won out, pricing City and Kane out of a deal.
But Merson believes that with January soon upon us, Kane should be pushing again. Indeed, Merson thinks Kane should have taken it even further in the summer.
“If you’re Harry Kane you’re standing up front thinking “should I have pushed a bit harder”. He’s done an unbelievable job for Tottenham, and he needed to move on,” Merson told Talksport.
“This lad deserves to win trophies. I think he should have pushed and pushed to get that move. For me, Harry Kane – he’s the best centre-forward in the league – and I think Man City need to get him. Even if it comes down to January, he needs to move on for his career.
“He needs to sit with his Grandchildren in 25-30 years and say “yeah, I won this and that”‘.
TBR’s View: Kane wants out, it’s obvious
Whatever went on the summer has happened now and is done with. But it’s so clear that Harry Kane needs and wants out.
His performances so far have been so dour and in truth, he just looks like his head is elsewhere at times. Yes, he has quality. But there’s no point having quality if you don’t want to put the work in for the team.
Come January, Merson might be right. City might put up the money, and Kane’s performances might convince Levy that, actually, he might as well cash in on his captain.