Roy Keane insists Harry Kane MUST leave Tottenham this summer ‘to win the big prizes’ and suggests Jose Mourinho may have to ‘take the money and move on’… as Ashley Cole claims England’s star striker won’t win trophies at Spurs
- Tottenham have slapped on £150million price tag on prize asset Harry Kane
- The club’s captain signed a contract in June 2018 to see him through until 2024
- Kane suggested on Saturday that he would review his future after the Euros
- Ashley Cole and Roy Keane both feel that Kane would be better off elsewhere
- Keane wondered whether Jose Mourinho would accept the cash and move on
- Manchester City and United are both interested in acquiring Kane’s services
Roy Keane and Ashley Cole have both said that Harry Kane must leave Tottenham if he wants to win silverware, with the former Manchester United midfielder suggesting that Jose Mourinho may want to accept an offer for the England talisman to quell transfer talk.
The 27-year-old ended a six-game drought for his country by impressively nodding in the opener against Albania as Gareth Southgate’s men cruised to a 2-0 to make it two wins from two in their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign before they host Poland.
Kane is under contract at Spurs until 2024, but inferred that he will review his future in the summer and speaking on ITV, pundits Keane and Cole think he needs to up sticks in order to add some trophies to his personal collection while he is still in his prime, with both Manchester City and Manchester United known to be heavily interested in Kane’s services despite a £150million price tag.
Harry Kane ended a six-game goal drought for England by scoring the opener against Albania
However, talk after the match turned to Kane’s comments about his Spurs future on Saturday
The 27-year-old suggested that he would reassess his options following this summer’s Euros
Jose Mourinho will have been annoyed by the remarks of his club captain and top goalscorer
Ashley Cole thinks Kane needs to move on to win the trophies that his performances deserve
‘Every time I hear him (Kane) speak about Spurs, he seems happy, but under the surface he wants to win as well. Will he win at Tottenham? I don’t think so,’ said former Chelsea and England left back Cole.
‘It’s going to be interesting for him, whether he stays or goes, but it’s going to be a very, very big decision for him.’
Keane broadly echoed these sentiments.
‘He’s a professional,’ the Irishman said. ‘If you’re a top player you want to win trophies. It’s a big few months coming up for Tottenham, the League Cup final (against Man City), can they get in the top four? Huge question marks.
‘Will that influence him? He’s obviously under contract, Tottenham will have a lot to say about it.
‘But if you’re in his shoes and it comes to the summer, I think the guy has to move on to really win the big prizes. He’s not going to do it at Tottenham.’
Roy Keane echoed Cole’s comments and thought Jose Mourinho might want to cash in on Kane
Kane is set to face fellow sharpshooter Robert Lewandowski against Poland on Wednesday
When fellow pundit Ian Wright said that he would have been disappointed by Kane’s comments if he was a Tottenham fan, Keane responded: ‘He wouldn’t be the first player to sign a contract and then want to leave a year or so later.
‘Mourinho might have to say ”he keeps making these noises, let’s take the money and move on”.’
Kane faces fellow goal machine Robert Lewandowski at Wembley in the team’s final international fixture before returning to his boyhood club for what will be a pivotal few months before he rejoins the national team for the Euros.