“I love Spurs, I’ll always love Spurs, but it’s one of them things I’ve always said if I don’t feel like we’re progressing as a team or going in the right direction, I’m not someone to stay there just for the sake of it.”
Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been slammed for his recent comments that he will not stay with the club “for the sake of it.” The 26-year-old told Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp that he may not stay with the Spurs if he feels that they are not heading in what he feels is the right direction. “I love Spurs, I’ll always love Spurs, but it’s one of them things I’ve always said if I don’t feel like we’re progressing as a team or going in the right direction, I’m not someone to stay there just for the sake of it.”
The Liverpool legend John Barnes was quick to criticise the young captain for his comments, equating them to Wayne Rooney’s wish to leave Manchester United in 2010 because he was looking for bigger opportunities. “It’s a bit sad when players say that. I remember Wayne Rooney said that about Man United and he got a new contract. That’s a modern phenomenon. Rooney was the first when he came out and said that about the club’s ambition matching his own, and Fergie wasn’t particularly happy, but he had to give him a new contract,” Barnes said.
“But fans accept that now, which I don’t like, because fans should understand that your club is the most important thing, and for players aren’t going to be committed unless you’re winning, then you shouldn’t be at the club,” he continued.
Had it eventuated, Kane’s move to Manchester United would be one of the most interesting transfers of the summer, and music to the ears of punters keen to take advantage of the current casino online bonus. However, the move is looking less and less likely due to the £200m valuation of Kane, which may be too much for United, particularly with the recent signing of three new players, including Jadon Sancho, Jude Bellingham and Jack Grealish.
Despite the disappointment, things may not be as bad as they look for Kane. The Italian paper il Corriere dello Sport recently reported that Juventus will be making Kane their transfer priority this summer, despite the steep asking price.