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Graeme Souness Says Harry Kane Should Leave Tottenham Hotspur

Graeme Souness Says Harry Kane Should Leave Tottenham Hotspur

Souness has warned the Spurs striker about his time running out if Jose Mourinho's side fail to reach the Champions League or win silverware

Ryan Sidle

Ryan Sidle

Graeme Souness has urged Harry Kane to move away from Tottenham Hotspur this summer, if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.

Kane is one of the best, if not the best, strikers in the world right now but so far the Spurs striker is missing any silverware, despite 214 goals for the club.

Spurs could still win the Europa League this season and have the Carabao Cup final against perennial winners Manchester City next month.

However, should they fail to win at Wembley, or manage to finish in the top four this season, then Sky Sports pundit Souness believes that Kane should move to one of the world's best sides, whilst he still can.

"If they fail to do so [reach top four] or if they fail to pick up silverware, ie beat Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final next month, then Kane should be having a word with his agent about new employment," he wrote in his column in The Times on Sunday.

"Even if they beat City, he might still want to think about leaving. He turns 28 in the summer, and time is running out for Spurs to deliver collectively on what his individual efforts deserve. And those individual efforts have been world class.

Kane celebrates his latest goal. Image: PA Images
Kane celebrates his latest goal. Image: PA Images

"Unlike some in the punditry profession, great is not a term I confer lightly on footballers but Kane has the right to be called that.

"Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Manchester City - he would walk into the starting line-up of any of those teams. The window of opportunity to do so while in his prime is not big."

Kane has been linked to City, as well as rivals Manchester United, in the past but he would likely cost a huge amount, with £150 million having previously been quoted.

His current contract runs until 2024 and his goalscoring record, and fact he's English, could make him the third most expensive striker of all time.

The closest Kane has come to winning a trophy so far was the 2019 Champions League final loss. Image: PA Images
The closest Kane has come to winning a trophy so far was the 2019 Champions League final loss. Image: PA Images

Erling Haaland would currently be a cheaper and younger option than Kane for clubs wanting to sign a striker, which could also put teams off.

The England captain is expected to get close to Alan Shearer's Premier League record of 260 goals, and potentially surpass the Newcastle United legend, if he stays in England.

Jose Mourinho would certainly not want to lose his best player and top scorer either but if Spurs miss out on the Champions League then he may want to leave.

Do you think Kane will still be at Spurs next season? Let us know in the comments.

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