Paul Merson has claimed that Harry Kane has done an ‘unbelievable job’ for Tottenham and he shouldn’t feel that he is going to be ‘disliked’ had he ‘pushed’ for a move this summer, as he told talkSPORT.
There was a lot of talk surrounding Kane wanting to leave Spurs this summer, which during a crazy transfer window, still managed to attract the headlines.
Whilst Lionel Messi made a shocking move to PSG, Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford and Man City – the club that wanted him – splashed £100 million, Kane stayed put.
The England captain is yet to get off the mark in the Premier League and there is no better way to end that run than against Arsenal on Sunday.
But Merson defended Kane and thinks he has done a lot for Spurs and he should have got his move to the Etihad.
“If you are Harry Kane, and you are standing up front, you are thinking ‘should I have really pushed a little bit harder’,” said Merson.
“There’s no point you thinking ‘I don’t want to be disliked. I don’t want people to think I am ungrateful’.
“He has done an unbelievable job for Tottenham. He needed to move on. I think if he pushed it and pushed it’. People would have been like, ‘Oh, he’s Harry Kane, he’s the England captain’.
“He has to think about his future. This lad deserves to win trophies. He is a phenomenal footballer. I think he should have pushed and pushed to get that move. He wouldn’t have become a bad person. I think people would have understood. When I look at Man City, they need Harry Kane.”
When a player comes out on Twitter, like Kane did during the summer transfer window, to state that he is staying at a club then you know the speculation surrounding him must have been true.
Added with that, Kane stated that he is staying ‘this summer’, which is also raises doubts as to what will actually happen when the transfer window re-opens.
Will he look to leave in January or will he make the noises again next summer?
Either way, it’s all worrying signs for Spurs because they need to pick themselves up pretty quickly, else it will all just continue to unravel in a manner the fans won’t like.