Alex Crook, a journalist for TalkSPORT, recently provided some insight into the future of Harry Kane after Tottenham suffered two significant setbacks last week. The club’s defeat to Sheffield United resulted in their exit from the FA Cup, and they now face an uphill battle to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League following Liverpool’s recent momentum-boosting win against Manchester United and their loss to Wolves. Naturally, these defeats have led to renewed speculation about Kane’s future as the England captain strives to win trophies.
Crook shared what he had heard about Kane’s future during his appearance on TalkSPORT, stating that Daniel Levy, Tottenham’s chairman, would prefer the striker to go abroad if he leaves the club, rather than join another Premier League side. “Kane does have a decision to make,” said Crook, “he wants to be challenging for trophies, he at least wants to be in the Champions League next season. That looks unlikely for Spurs because Liverpool now have momentum.”
Crook also revealed that he had been informed in January that Levy, a notoriously tough negotiator, would be hesitant to sell Kane to a Premier League rival. Bayern Munich, who are reportedly interested in signing Kane, are likely to be his preferred destination if he does leave Spurs, according to Crook.
However, moving abroad poses a dilemma for Kane. On the one hand, it would protect his legacy at Tottenham as he would not be joining a direct rival, and he would still be able to win trophies. On the other hand, Kane must consider his long-term goals. Does he want to win trophies, or does he want to break Alan Shearer’s Premier League record and write his name in history?
While Levy would prefer Kane to move abroad, in 18 months’ time, the decision will not be in his hands as the striker’s contract will have expired. Kane will have to consider his options and decide what is best for his future.