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Should Harry Kane Leave Tottenham at the End of the Season?

Harry Kane’s future has been in the news lately as the Tottenham superstar is rumoured to be unsettled at his boyhood club. The striker will turn 28 in July and is still looking for his first-ever professional trophy. It isn’t that the club hasn’t been competitive in the past but lately the team has been well below its usual high standards.

Here we’ve listed four potential reasons why Harry Kane has been unsettled at Tottenham and why he would be considering a move away from the club which shot him to limelight in football.

 

TROPHY DROUGHT

Harry Kane is one of the most sought after strikers in world football and is a guaranteed 20 plus goals striker. He is as complete as a striker can be in modern football and now has added the creativity element to his game as well. He is surely an ambitious football player and is at the prime of his career. He has the potential to challenge for every trophy in football with the right players around him and any club in Europe would love to have him lead their attack.

 

LACK OF INVESTMENT OVER THE YEARS

Spurs have overspent on the construction of their world-class stadium in London. For many years under Mauricio Pochettino, they suffered having left White Hart Lane in 2017 and had a couple of difficult seasons at the Wembley Stadium. Because of the delay in the completion of their stadium and it going way over budget, it hampered the club when it came to on-field spending.

The team needed rebuilding under the Argentine coach but didn’t have enough money to do so. They were one of the most promising and young English clubs going around and needed just one or two players to convert them from contenders to genuine winners, but those signings never happened under Pochettino.

LACK OF DIRECTION FROM THE CLUB

Under Mauricio Pochettino the team was heading in the correct direction. They were in the title race for successive seasons and also found themselves in their maiden UEFA Champions League final in 2019. Many felt that reaching the final would be the catalyst for change but it seemed like the wheels came off.

Daniel Levy, Tottenham’s chairman is known to have made some savvy managerial appointments over the years but the most recent one of getting Jose Mourinho was too big a gamble to take. A gamble that failed very evidently as the Portuguese coach was sacked in April. Ryan Mason has been appointed as the interim head coach but the next permanent appointment would be key if Harry Kane was to stay at Spurs.

 

MISSING OUT ON THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Despite finishing runners-up in the Premier League and Champions League under Mauricio Pochettino in recent years, the club have not added to their trophy cabinet since. Spurs now look likely to miss out on Champions League qualification for a second successive season. For someone like Harry Kane to not have the chance to showcase his talent in Europe’s premier competition would be a big disappointment and a driving force behind his decision to leave Tottenham.