We all have a destiny when it comes to what job you’ll end up doing. Some do carpentry, while others become doctors, engineers, or architects. Then there is Harry Kane, whose sole purpose of existence is to score goals. He has been doing it well for Spurs for a long time now. Once labeled as not good enough for the Arsenal Academy for being “a bit chubby” and not “very athletic”, to being labeled as a “one-season wonder” and now consistently scoring goals for Spurs and England, Harry Kane has come a long way.
Before becoming a regular in Tottenham Hotspur, Harry Kane had a nomad journey across various tiers of English Football. He had loan spells at Leyton Orient, Millwall, Leicester City, and Norwich City. The 2014/15 season was the one Kane burst into the scene as he scored 21 goals and hasn’t looked back ever since. People who called him a one-season-wonder got it all wrong. After two golden boots and several Player of the Month awards, Kane went from strength to strength. Several teams came knocking for the England captain, but he decided to stay put at Tottenham Hotspur, intending to take Spurs to new heights.
So the question now is, are Kane and Spurs running out of time? They fired their successful manager in recent times and appointed the Special One at the hotspot. Even after Jose Mourinho’s appointment, Spurs are looking clueless and pointless. Tottenham dwells at the eighth spot at the moment, and Champions League chances look tough. Harry Kane will be 27 this year, and he is in his prime, and a player of caliber deserves to be playing in the champions league. Is Harry Kane overgrowing Tottenham Hotspur?
What are the options?
Even if Harry Kane decides to move, where do his chances lie? Both halves of Manchester will welcome open-handedly. Manchester United are in dire need of a proper Striker, as they failed to replace the Inter Milan bound Romelu Lukaku. With Bruno Fernandes up and running, and a striker with Kane’s ability in front, Manchester United can ride back to their glory days.
The next option is the sky-blue half of Manchester United. With Aguero turning 32 this June, it may be the time of Pep Guardiola’s team to prepare for life after Sergio Aguero. Harry Kane is an excellent option for Manchester City. He ticks almost everything desirable: English born, clinical, and a big-game player. A chance to work under Pep Guardiola, a chance to win Premier League titles and even the champions league: Not a bad proposition for Harry Kane either.
What if he decides to move abroad? Real Madrid will certainly break their bank on the possibility of signing the England captain. Benzema is 32 and is not getting any younger. Harry Kane will be an ideal replacement for the Frenchman. The chance of playing for Real Madrid is a mouth-watering prospect for any football player, and it won’t be any different for Harry Kane. Will he follow the footsteps of Luka Modric and Gareth Bale?
Or should he stay put? Not a bad proposition either. Jose Mourinho is a little rusty at the moment, but we can never write off the Special One. He had done wonders in the past. Who can forget the Champions League winning F.C Porto? The treble-winning Inter Milan? The rise of Roman Abramovic’s Chelsea? What if his next magic trick is with Tottenham?
If Dany Levy wants Kane to stay, he needs to loosen his grip on his pocket and spend some money to sign some quality players. He should let Mourinho implement his policy (Might be a little boring, but can
win you games) and let Spurs become a force in England. If everything works out as expected, Harry Kane can go and become the best to grace the colors of Tottenham Hotspur.
What does the man want for himself?
“I love Spurs, I’ll always love Spurs, but it’s one of the things I’ve always said if I don’t feel like we’re progressing as a team or going in the right direction, I’m not someone to stay there just for the sake of it.”
“I’m an ambitious player. I want to become a top top player, so it all depends on what happens as a team and how we progress as a team.
“So it’s not a definite I’m going to stay there forever but it’s not a no either.”
That doesn’t sound much optimistic. If Spurs want Kane to stay, they need to act fast.