Check the premier league goal scorer and assist charts, England forward Harry Kane tops both and he’s on course to win the two individual awards, but he’s still yet to ever lay his hands on any trophy and could miss out on Champions if he remains at Tottenham. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise with reports surfacing that he has handed in his transfer request. So the question beckons, where next for Harry Kane?
The 2020-2021 season is Kane’s seventh full season as Tottenham’s first-choice centre-forward and during that period he has scored 215 goals in 308 appearances in all competitions, and became their record goalscorer in European competition, with four straight seasons in the Champions League.
Kane’s biggest challenge in finding a new club would be his price tag. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected lots of clubs, reducing the number of clubs willing to part away with heavy cash which football had witnessed in the last 4 seasons.
Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are out of the conversation, with Benzema and Lewandoski still standing their ground, while Barcelona can’t possibly afford him and they’re almost certainly signing Sergio Aguero for free. Aguero leaving City provides a space on their team and he’d have high chances of lifting trophies there under Pep Guardiola.
PSG manager Pochettino’s existing relationship with Kane wouldn’t hurt the French club’s chances of landing the signing, and Mauro Icardi is reportedly looking to leave Paris after a disappointing first full season. For Kane, the opportunity to link up with Neymar and potentially also Kylian Mbappe, should he stay in the French capital, would no doubt be attractive.
Tottenham Hotspur have responded to transfer speculation by reportedly telling journalists: “Our focus is on finishing the season as strongly as possible. That’s what everyone should be focused on.” It’s clear they need to finish the season strongly but the focus at the end of the day, would be Harry Kane’s next team.
By Muyiwa Aguda