Whatever he wants, give him it.
It’s no secret that Harry Kane is at a crossroads in his career.
He obviously loves Spurs, but he’s not getting the rewards his efforts deserve, and given he’s close to turning 28, there are growing fears the trophies may never start coming in.
Inevitably, a continued trophy drought has garnered links to the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.
Despite the chance to cash in for the best part of £150m, 90min understands that Spurs are ready to ignore any interest and instead focus on tying him down to a new contract, and judging by his performance in Friday’s 2-2 draw with Everton, it’s not hard to understand why.
Spurs were second-best throughout against the Toffees, who showed fans just how fun it can be to watch attacking football. Gylfi Sigurdsson, James Rodriguez and Richarlison were excellent and deserved to walk away with all three points.
They would have got away with the points too, if it wasn’t for Kane.
Yet again, the Englishman was the difference-maker for his side, popping up with two goals when Spurs needed them most – but it’s the nature of the goals which proved his importance to Spurs.
Both goals came from half-chances, defensive errors from Michael Keane and Mason Holgate, but that was all Kane needed. He could react quicker than anyone else and had two wonderful goals to show for it.
Those kinds of predatory instincts, combined with typically excellent finishing, are what set Kane apart from the rest. You can sell him for £150m, but you can’t replace him for £150m, particularly when you (probably) won’t have the Champions League football needed to sign someone to fill his boots.
Chairman Daniel Levy isn’t known for breaking his wage structure, but he must hand Kane every penny in the club’s bank account if he asks for it.
If Kane wants to see more investment in the playing squad, give him it. If he wants a change in manager, give him it. If he wants the team to be named Harry Kane FC and the stadium named in his honour as well, Spurs shouldn’t hesitate.
Any delay in showing that kind of commitment will only force Kane’s hand. With 164 Premier League goals to his name, Kane now has more goals than any player who has never won the title. Players of his calibre aren’t supposed to be without silverware for this long, and Kane will know that. It’s now not an emotional thing – the stats show Kane deserves better.
It’s not going to be easy for Spurs to prove to Kane that he can achieve his goals with them, but Levy and Jose Mourinho cannot rest until they have. Kane might be worth £150m to another team, but to Spurs, he is absolutely priceless.
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