Rodney Marsh says Kane must leave mediocre, second-tier Spurs; encourages City switch

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The outspoken former Manchester City forward has had his say on Tottenham Hotspur...

Former Manchester City forward Rodney Marsh has stuck the boot in with regards to Tottenham, according to the Daily Star.

Indeed, Marsh once claimed that the north London side's leading striker Harry Kane is worth £100 million in the current market. But now he's turned that praise into criticism of the White Hart Lane outfit.

Marsh feels Kane, being as good as he is, must leave the 'mediocre, second-tier team' Tottenham have become. And he would love to see him at the Etihad Stadium.

The former Manchester City forward is quoted as saying by the Star: "He needs to go on and become the player he can be. He isn’t going to become that at Spurs because Spurs have now become that mediocre, second-tier team in the Premier League.

"He needs to be at a top club. I would love to see him at Manchester City because I think he could score 30 goals a year for the next 10 years.

"People took it all out of proportion but what I said at the time was that in the current market when people are paying £62.5m for Angel di Maria, then Harry Kane’s value in the current market is £100m."

Interestingly, Kane linked up well with Manchester City's Raheem Sterling during good moments for England against Switzerland. Now it's up to Tottenham's forwards to provide the 22-year-old with the requisite service, as he clearly still has all the confidence of last year to deliver in front of goal.

Marsh's comments, meanwhile, aren't exactly going to go down a treat at White Hart Lane...

Can Tottenham do enough over the next few years to keep Kane in the capital much like Alan Shearer's stay at Newcastle or Steven Gerrard's at Liverpool? Or will the modern market prove too tempting?

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