Harry Kane has told Tottenham Hotspur that he wants to leave the club this summer.
Huge update on Kane’s future
Sky Sports dropped the earth-shattering news on Monday night that Kane wanted to seek pastures new despite playing for Spurs across the entirety of his professional career, barring loan moves.
Kane is currently leading the Premier League Golden Boot race with 22 goals and is considered by many to be one of the world’s best number nines alongside Robert Lewandowski.
Having not won a major honour across the best part of a decade in north London, it had long been touted that Kane would look to end his long association with Spurs over the course of the summer.
Interest from Premier League clubs
And now it seems as though Kane is pushing for his big move more than ever with a series of Premier League clubs believed to be interested in the want-away England forward.
It remains to be seen how Daniel Levy and the Spurs hierarchy will react to the news, but they will surely try as hard as possible to prevent losing their star player to a Premier League rival.
Kane asked to leave last summer
It’s explained that Kane wants to sow up a move before the European Championships get underway this summer and that Tottenham even needed to persuade him to stay last summer.
But with the prospect of a full season under Jose Mourinho failing to live up to expectations, Kane appears to be chasing a move away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium once again.
Sky even claimed on the broadcast that Kane favours staying in the Premier League in his quest to ascertain football’s major honours, but that could prove unlikely given his current contract until 2024.
Transfermarkt currently rate Kane at an eye-watering €120 million, which makes him the most valuable player in the Premier League and second in the world behind PSG’s Kylian Mbappe.
Breaking: Harry Kane to leave Tottenham (Football Terrace)
Kane’s desire for trophies
Given the world-class standard of Kane and his goal-scoring, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he wants to chase the sport’s biggest trophies – and he has made that fact expressly clear in the past.
Speaking to Sky Sports in 2017, Kane openly remarked: “I just want to win, I want to win trophies. I don’t think there is a day that goes past when I don’t think I want to win something.
“I want to win the Premier League, I want to win the Champions League, I want to win the FA Cup. In three years’ time if I haven’t won a few trophies by then I think it would be disappointing.
“In three years’ time when you walk in the training ground there’s got to be a wall saying Premier League winners or FA Cup winners or European Cup winners.”
Where would Kane fit in?
It makes sense that Chelsea and City would be interested in Kane given the struggles of Timo Werner this season and the impending retirement of Sergio Aguero respectively.
Similarly, United are in need of a striker amidst Anthony Martial’s poor 2020/21 campaign, but they recently renewed Edinson Cavani’s contract and might focus on a Jadon Sancho move instead.
Spurs fans will have to keep their fingers crossed that Kane actually decides to continue with his boyhood club, though it’s easy to understand his frustration if he’s desperate to win major honours.