Harry Kane will assess his Tottenham Hotspur future at the end of the season, according to Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson.
The Spurs striker made his long-awaited return to injury during the North London club’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Friday night.
Chances were at a premium for the England skipper during that game – something that Merson believes is down to the style of play used by Jose Mourinho.
He told Sky Sports: “When Jose took the job I worried for Harry Kane.
“He played under Mauricio Pochettino and they had a go wherever they went.
“There were goals, crosses and shots.
“He’s going to be playing up front on his own and it’s going to be hard work.
“In the end he’s trying to hit 60-yard passes just to get involved in the game and that’s not Harry Kane.
“He’s definitely not fit, they were playing virtually with 10 men, I can’t remember how many times he touched the ball in the whole game.
“I think he’ll have a serious think at the end of the season, I don’t see him getting 25 or 30 goals next season the way Jose will want to play.
“He won’t want to play like he did when he first got in there, where it was 4-2s and 5-3s, no way.
“He’ll like games like 1-1.”
GIVEMESPORT’S Phil Spencer says…
There’s no doubt that Harry Kane has a big decision to make this summer.
Regarded as one of the best traditional strikers in the world, there’s going to be no shortage of interest in his services once the transfer window opens.
Tottenham Hotspur look unlikely to finish in the top four this term, meaning that Kane will be unlikely to future in the Champions League next term.
If he wants to be regarded as one of the best then he needs to be playing in the most elite competitions.
Next term could serious damage his reputation if he fails to hit the heights under Jose Mourinho, and so it is plausible that he’ll move on this summer.
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