Try as you might, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to find any sort of justification for Harry Kane to persist with the Tottenham Hotspur project. Kane will be 28 in July and has yet to win a single trophy with the north London club in his professional career, and time, as they say, waits for no man. Indeed, Kane is now arriving at the point in his career where statistically speaking, he is meant to be at his most productive for club and country.
That’s one of the reasons why England are the joint-outright favourites in the Euro 2021 betting alongside France. With a fit Kane leading the line, the Three Lions stand the best chance they perhaps have ever had of winning the Euros, such is the outstanding ability of their captain.
That is at least what the latest Euro 2021 betting tips predict with the experts all reaching the same conclusion on the chances of Gareth Southgate’s men. It must be pointed out though that without the deadly Kane in that side, it’s difficult to imagine that the current predictions would be as bullish about England’s chances. After all, this is a man that would be the first name on most of the team sheets of the biggest clubs in Europe. Indeed, Kane would walk into any team on the continent and challenge for the most prestigious trophies immediately. So with that in mind, will we finally see the 27-year-old kick up a fuss after the Euros in a bid to leave Spurs? Astonishingly, that scenario does seem unlikely.
?️ “I think he is the best centre forward in the world. He looked like ‘this isn’t good enough..'”
Paul Merson has again questioned whether Harry Kane should leave Spurs this summer to win trophies
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) March 15, 2021
Most of this is down to the fact that Kane signed a new deal with Spurs in 2018 that is worth a reported £200,000 a week. This bumper deal runs until the summer of 2024 which means that the striker has at the very minimum, another three years left at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Now, when you also consider the hardball that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy plays when it comes to one of his contracted players he doesn’t want to let go, it becomes almost impossible to picture a scenario where Kane is allowed to leave.
Importantly, it does seem like Kane is happy at Spurs despite the lack of silverware but then again if Spurs fail to qualify for the Champions League, can he honestly justify his long-term future at the club? It seems almost unfathomable that one of Europe’s most prolific strikers would be happy playing in the Europa League and even that isn’t necessarily a given after suffering defeat in the north London derby.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 12, 2021
Whatever ends up happening this season, it doesn’t necessarily feel like Spurs are going in the right direction with Jose Mourinho at the helm. The unfortunate reality for Kane is that his contract situation may just mean that he is at the wrong club at the wrong time and left with very little choice in the matter. Indeed, the England captain could be forced to spend his most fruitful years at a club that is unlikely to realistically challenge for any silverware in the coming seasons.