Former Newcastle United and England striker Alan Shearer believes Harry Kane would be “guaranteed” success if he swapped Tottenham Hotspur for Manchester City this summer.
In the build-up to Spurs’ Premier League defeat at the hands of Aston Villa last night speculation had soared dramatically about the future of the England captain after a national media reported claimed that Kane had informed Spurs of his desire to seal a summer exit.
However, football.london understands that whilst it is true that Kane is open to the idea of leaving the north London outfit this summer to pursue his dream of winning trophies, he has not directly informed Spurs’ hierarchy that he wants to seal an exit.
Kane performed a lap of honour following the defeat to Villa, alongside his teammates, but some fans questioned whether it was a goodbye, with the striker looking almost teary in his eyes.
Although Spurs could lose one of their greatest players of all-time in the coming months, former England striker Shearer doesn’t think the club’s supporters would be angry with him for leaving, especially when he has given so much to the club down the years.
When asked on BBC Sport’s Match of the Day if that would be Kane’s farewell appearance at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Shearer said: “Yes. I don’t think any Tottenham fan could hold it against him.
“He’s given absolutely everything for that football club and for all we know, he might have asked to leave last summer and they’ve persuaded him to stay one more year.
“He’s been magnificent, look at the numbers – staggering, superb, any word you’d like to use. He’ll have some big-hitters after him, I have no doubt about that.
“Man City will need someone, Man United will need someone, Chelsea will need someone. You’re guaranteed [success] at Man City, I think, more than any other football club.
“Whether they’re prepared to sell to them, at whatever fee, that’s a different question.”
Today, an interview between Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville and Kane has been released, with the Spurs striker hinting that he is keen to leave the club this summer and tackle a new venture elsewhere.
“I think it’s definitely a conversation to be had with the club,” he said in the interview conducted during a round of golf last week. “Yeah, like you say, I want to be playing in the biggest games. The biggest moments.
“Like, this season I’m there watching the Champions League, watching the English teams in there doing amazing. They are the games that I want to be involved in.
“I want to be in them games. So for sure, it’s a moment in my career where I have to kind of reflect and see where I’m at and have a good, honest conversation with the chairman. I hope that we can have that conversation.
“I’m sure that he’ll want to set out the plan of where he sees it but ultimately it’s going to be down to me and how I feel and what’s going to be the best for me and my career this moment in time.”
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