Reports are bursting at the seams that Harry Kane is looking for a new life outside of North London.
An overseas transfer does not seem likely though as Kane’s reported preferences are to remain in the Premier League.
After 12 years of winning absolutely nothing in a team, there are rife reports that Tottenham striker Harry Kane is looking to seek a move away from the club in order to have a real chance of winning team trophies before he retires.
At the age of 27, Harry has won zero trophies in his career to date, apart from his own achievements.
Despite being on loan four times throughout his time at Spurs he still failed to win trophies upon his return and has ended up with runners up medals in the Football League/EFL Cup in the 2014-15 and 2020-21 seasons and again a runner up in the Champions League final in the 2018-19 season having lost out to Liverpool.
So, there is no wonder he wants to venture out to a club where he has a slightly better chance of winning a TEAM trophy to his name before he hangs his boots up.
Although he hasn’t won anything in a team, his individual achievements boast a long list and there is no doubt he would trade at least one of these for a team trophy:
- Premier League Player of the month: January and February 2015, March 2016, February, September and December 2017
- PFA Premier League Team of the Year: 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18
- PFA Young Player of the Year: 2014-15
- Tottenham player of the year: 2014-15
- Premier League Golden Boot: 2015-16, 2016-17
- PFA Fans player of the year: 2016-17
- Football Supporter’s Federation player of the year: 2017
- England player of the year: 2017, 2018
- Premier League Golden boot: 2015-16, 2016-17
- England player of the year: 2017, 2018
- FIFA World Cup golden boot: 2018
- FIFA World Cup dream team: 2018
- London Football Awards Premier League Player of the Year: 2018 and 2021
Kane signed his current contract with Spurs just before the 2018 World Cup and was down to stay until 2024, but things were looking a lot rosier than that, as Tottenham had just finished third in the Premier League and reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup under previous boss Mauricio Pochettino, which they later went on to lose. Kane himself had scored 30 goals in that season though.
Upon signing the extension three years ago Kane was reported to have said: “I’m looking forward to the future. It’s been fantastic to consistently get in the Champions League so I’m really excited to have another go at that, and with the Premier League and FA Cup, we’ll look to go as far as we can.”
Skysports.com also understands that Tottenham persuaded Kane to delay plans to leave last summer after Jose Mourinho had replaced Mauricio Pochettino earlier in the 2019-20 season. But if you forward on a few years he has been left disappointed after being promised so much when Jose Mourinho came in, that he would lead them to glory and Kane would finally get his hands on silverware. However, despite the Tottenham board promising so much, Kane was again left without silverware, but this time their best chance at getting silverware had also been sacked after barely two years in charge.
Kane was recently named as the Premier League Player of the Year at the 2021 London Football Awards but has expressed his wanting to win more “team trophies” rather than individual accolades, stating; “When I look back at the end of my career, these are all the things I’ll go over and take in a little bit more, but the goal right now as a player is to win team trophies. As much as this is great, I want to be winning the biggest team prizes. We’re not quite doing that. It’s bittersweet, but it is what it is. I’m proud to win [Premier League Player of the Year], it’s been a good season on the pitch.”
With three years still to run on his current contract, it won’t be easy and it certainly won’t be cheap for any club to try and prise him out of Tottenham, but he would be an asset to any team and no matter where he goes, he is guaranteed to score, and I hope for his sake, lift some trophies!
Although there has been no formal or official request or confirmation from Kane or Tottenham, this is one transfer saga that won’t be going away any time soon and if Kane gets his way, it won’t be a happy ending for Spurs fans.