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Spurs: Five reasons Harry Kane won’t go

The media are yet again linking Harry Kane with a move away from Tottenham Hotspur.


Real Madrid are the latest European giants said to be mooting a bid for the English international, with a £177 million apparently being considered. Kane has established himself as a world class striker and is arguably Spurs’ greatest forward since the great Jimmy Greaves. He is the only current Premier League player who has a realistic chance of catching Alan Shearer’s all-time goals record, as well as Greaves’ scoring record at Spurs. Kane is a real Roy of the Rovers story come true, and RealSport have picked out five reasons why Kane won’t go.

He loves the club

Kane is a Roy of the Rovers story for a reason. After a difficult start to his professional career, with various unsuccessful loan spells, Kane worked extremely hard, got a chance to play for his local side and has never looked back since. In a modern day game where money appears to rule all, Kane is the rarity that shows romance can still exist in the beautiful game.

He is every club’s dream. A striker who has come through the youth system, loves the club, and is genuinely world class. Not only that, Kane is a model professional and example to all. Kane is constantly speaking of his love and admiration for Spurs. He previously said: “Football for me isn’t about money. I’m at Tottenham because I love this club and I see it going in the right direction.”

That doesn’t sound like someone who wants to leave does it?

Project Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur are on the verge of something special and Kane is the poster boy of their renaissance. Since Mauricio Pochettino became manager four years ago, Spurs have progressed exceptionally, as has Kane.

From Europa League regulars, to the Champions League and title challengers, there is a freshness to the progress Spurs are making. ‘Doing it the right way’ an accurate description.

Rather than spend their way to success, there is a structure and system in place that is seeing them get towards the higher echelons of clubs. A brilliant mix of young English talent and foreign class, Spurs are getting closer and closer to titles. Kane will no doubt want to be the one who spearheads his club to potential greatness.

Mauricio Pochettino

There is a real feeling amongst Spurs right now that the players are buying into Project Pochettino. Of course, playing for the club is a huge honour, however ambitious players will want to see their club heading in the right direction and under Pochettino, that is certainly the case. It begs the question what happens to the Spurs stars if Pochettino ever left, but that doesn’t look like happening for the foreseeable future. It is clear that the players love playing for the Argentine and Harry Kane is no different.

Kane may have truly been given his Spurs breakthrough under Tim Sherwood, however it is under Pochettino where the striker has developed into one of the world’s best players. The feeling is mutual between Pochettino and Kane, with the manager recently claiming that he is “in love” with his star striker.

No need to sell

The Lilywhites are about to move into their brand new 61,000 seater home, and are aiming to become one of the biggest clubs in Europe, winning titles on a regular basis. So why would they entertain the one singular player who represents everything the club have been working for? Kane and Spurs are a match made in heaven. An underdog story if you while, edging their way towards the top through talent, hard-work and patience.

Selling Kane now, no matter the price, would be a commercial disaster for the club. Kane was recently valued in the top three most expensive players in world football due to his ability, longevity at the top, and revenue he can and will bring in through sponsorship and kit sales.

Not only that, if Spurs were to sell their star man, who the fans proudly claim as ‘one of their own’, there would be widespread revolt. Nearly £200 million is an extraordinary amount for one single player, however, if anyone is irreplaceable in world football for what they bring to their club and has importance, it is Harry Kane.

If it ain’t broke

Kane has developed into a world class striker, is getting better all the time, is about to captain his country out at Wembley, is breaking records left and right, has a great chance of spearheading his side to trophies, and is doing all this whilst the star man of his local team. Why would Kane possibly want to leave?

As good as Kane has been for Spurs, the relationship works both way, and he will be the first to admit that. In 2017 alone, Kane has scored 36 goals in 31 games. He already has 110 Spurs goals in only three full seasons as a regular in the starting eleven and is a hero at the Lane. Kane has a real chance of going on to become his club and country’s greatest ever goalscorer.

Of course, if trophies continue to allude Kane at Spurs, it may be a different question. However, for now, it is going extremely well for Kane at his boyhood team. He won’t be leaving in the near future, if at all, you can be pretty sure of that.

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Harry Brooks

Harry graduated from UAL in Elephant and Castle with a 2:1 BA Hons degree in sports journalism.

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  • M Shah

    If we sold him for £177m, Levy would probably end up buying Carlton Cole for £50m and put the rest into the stadium!

    We need to pay Kane the market rate in wages, £200k per week – is an extra £5m per year really too stretching to keep our star player?? we must be wasting that much every year buying and paying pony players. C’mon Levy, sort out new contracts for Kane, Poch, Alli, Toby, Eriksen and Son – COYS!

  • richietele

    ronaldo will block any decent striker. its that simple. so kane is not going unless ronaldo gets the messi rivalry out of his head and becomes a team player.

    when benzema plays – benzema becomes a secondary/no 10 forward to Ronaldo as a number 9.

    Its why he loves him. but benzema is getting worse as time goes on.

    Ronaldo does not want another striker – he would maybe he could tolerate a hazard for instance whos stats are low but do not reflect his influence on the pitch as he is such a team player – on form (as he is a bit streaky) he could feed ronaldo all day long.

    Morata left for obvious reason. So kane dispite being wanted once he finds out the truth (he isnt stupid he knows the system) he wont go- but anyway its all about pressuring totenham to pay resepctoble wages.

    The problem is the RM board need a decent striker as a plan B as well

    The second striker will be bench warming, Ronaldo at present picks his ‘wing man’. and when bale comes back from injury the front 3 is picked or if he isnt isco is shoe horned in, but Isco is now becoming perhaps a better long term option than bale, only when injury calls will the top striker play games ,

    to many high quality RM players play to lesser games. others play every game they can. they dont really have another ramos, modric or kross.

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