Presenter Joel Beya has said he doesn’t understand why star striker Harry Kane would stay at Tottenham Hotspur just to win individual awards.
What’s the latest on Harry Kane at Spurs?
Much has been made over the fact that the Englishman has never won a major trophy during his career and with his contract set to expire in 2024, his future is the subject of much debate.
The likes of Manchester United and Bayern Munich have been linked in the media in recent times but the player is said to be open to extending his stay in north London.
While speaking about the player and his future on Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE, host Ferdinand predicted that Kane would stay and sign a new deal instead of chasing silverware elsewhere.
Indeed, the BT pundit said: “If I’m a betting man, I’m going to say, I reckon Harry Kane stays at Spurs and just goes outright for the goalscoring record.”
Beya responded: “I can’t believe that. To me, that makes zero sense. We believe, on this table, that there’s no doubt he is a great goalscorer, no doubt. One of the best I’ve ever seen.
“Looks like he’s moving in slow-mo, great range of passing short [or] far, can score goals for days in any team. Why are you not going for trophies?
“Like, the Golden Boot, to me – you’re not even going to get that, by the way, because [Erling] Halaand’s taking that – what is it? Like you said, unless he comes out and says, ‘I love Tottenham, this is my club’ and that’s it, then I just don’t get it.
“Because when you retire, and you’ve got all these other players flaunting your trophies, what are you going to say? Don’t matter. I’ve got the most appearances and goals for Tottenham. Is that enough?”
Does Harry Kane stay at Spurs this summer?
Kane recently completed a “dream” by becoming Tottenham’s all-time record scorer with 267 goals, surpassing the late, great Jimmy Greaves.
However, with that achievement managed, he may now feel as though it is time to chase glory at a club where major trophies may be more realistic.
Seeing as Kane will turn 30 in the summer, his next contract (at Spurs or elsewhere) will likely take him past his prime and so he might not have that many seasons left at the very top of his game. With that in mind, he faces a big decision about how he wants to spend this key period in his career.
Regardless, he will likely go down as a Premier League legend. After all, he is 60 shy of Alan Shearer’s record (260) as the division’s top goalscorer. And if he can achieve that at Spurs, it would be a special moment for player and club.
Still, a move to Germany with Munich, for instance, could bring him success in a potentially more meaningful way if he wants to win a league or even a Champions League trophy.
The striker will certainly have to make a big call on his future this summer.
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