Go back to November 2020 and Tottenham Hotspur were top of the Premier League. All looked good at the club under the guidance of Jose Mourinho and a potential title challenge was on the cards. Fast forward to May 2021 and Spurs are out of contention, not only of winning the title but finishing in the top four. Mourinho has been sacked and Spurs lost the League Cup final to Manchester City, meaning it is yet another season for Spurs without a trophy. For those looking how to make money betting on football, betting on Spurs is probably best avoided right now.
However, it has been another good season on a personal level for Harry Kane. The striker has scored 21 Premier League goals and at the time of writing he is top of the goal-scoring charts in England’s topflight. Kane also has 13 assists to his name and has created more goals than any other player in the Premier League. Unfortunately, it is going to mean nothing in terms of silverware and that is the main reason why it is time for Kane to leave Spurs.
At the time of writing, Kane is 27 years of age and will be 28 by the time the 2021/22 Premier League season begins. He has won the Premier League Golden Boot twice, the England Player of the Year Award twice, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Golden Boot in addition to several other individual honours. However, if you look at medals won, Kane has just three runners-up medals to his name, two from the League Cup and one from the Champions League.
A player who scores such a high number of goals on such a regular basis deserves to be winning trophies and Kane’s trophy cabinet is empty. There are no other leading strikers, with the goal-scoring record of Kane at the highest level, to have such a poor return in terms of honours. It is fair to put Kane up there with the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Sergio Aguero, both of which have won the biggest trophies, including the Premier League, Bundesliga, and in the case of Lewandowski, the Champions League.
David Ornstein of The Athletic has spoken about Kane and said he is “desperate to leave” so he can win trophies. However, Ornstein continued and said, “Now, I don’t want people to take that out of context, it’s not that he’s deeply distraught to be at Tottenham.
“He loves the club and he’s a talismanic figure and I’m sure he would love nothing more than to fulfil his dream of winning trophies at Tottenham Hotspur.”
It appears unlikely Kane is going to win trophies and two of the Premier League’s biggest clubs, Manchester City and Manchester United could come calling. Kane is about to reach the peak years of his career and he cannot afford to keep scoring goals at his current rate with nothing to show for it at the end of his career. There will always be the comment, “Kane was a great striker but he did not win anything” and that would be hugely disappointing.