Why Tottenham cannot allow Harry Kane to leave in the summer
Tottenham’s season has barely begun but there seems to be a lot going wrong with the London club.
Spurs have been inconsistent in the league but the real kicker was seeing them lose 7-2 to Bayern Munich.
The result could be called freaky as Spurs were Champions League finalists last season and were very good for the opening 30 minutes of the game.
However, Bayern made Spurs pay for their mistakes and heaped more pressure on the players and the manager.
Tottenham have several players who are free agents at the end of the season but they could see their talisman engineer a move away. Harry Kane is Tottenham through and through, but the Times (h/t Sun) claims that the Englishman could be interested in leaving the club next summer.
Tottenham’s project will fall apart without Kane
The England captain is possibly the best striker in the world and replacing him would be next to impossible for Spurs. Kane is a leader in the team, but importantly, he has come through the Spurs ranks and cemented himself as one of the best.
Tottenham’s other stars such as Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld might be able to leave for free, but Kane would demand a massive fee from interested parties.
However, losing the Englishman would deliver a huge mental blow to the supporters and other players. This would also harm the project that Mauricio Pochettino has worked on since joining from Southampton.
Tottenham need to take the next step after becoming regulars in the Champions League and their recruitment is also based on the calibre of the players they have.
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Losing Kane would be akin to the Gareth Bale saga where the Welshman joined Real Madrid. Spurs got a huge fee for the attacker but were unable to replace his quality despite signing several stars.
However, Kane isn’t Bale simply because of his link with the club. The Englishman has given his all for Tottenham and he needs to win trophies.
Leaving for another club wouldn’t hurt Kane, but it would hurt the fans and Tottenham in the long run.