Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes Harry Kane will stay at Tottenham despite transfer interest from Manchester United and Bayern Munich.
Kane has been one of the best strikers in world football over the last decade and is already considered one of, if perhaps not the best Tottenham player of all-time.
In his last game against Fulham, the England captain scored his 266th goal for his boyhood club to make him Spurs’ joint all-time top goalscorer alongside Jimmy Greaves.
However, for all of his personal accolades and achievements he is yet to win a trophy for the north London team, and with the 29-year-old now entering the final phase of his career, some believe he will make the tough decision to leave.
Kane has just 18 months left on his contract, and while reports suggest he is open to signing a new deal, that may rely on the future of manager Antonio Conte who could well leave the club in the summer.
United and Bayern are said to be interested in acquiring his services, but Robinson thinks the striker will reject them unless they make him an offer he can’t refuse.
‘I think there’s a lot of instability at Tottenham. You look at the way Antonio Conte speaks after games, he’s very unpredictable,’ the former keeper told Betfred.
‘At Tottenham it seems like one week there’s progression and then they’ll lose a couple. Conte has said he wants time and he wants money but I don’t believe he’s had the amount of money to spend that he’s been promised.
‘It may come down to his [Kane’s] loyalties to Tottenham, how he feels about Tottenham and a straight look at who’s more likely to win trophies, Tottenham or Manchester United?
‘Realistically Bayern Munich is the place to go if you want to win trophies but he could look back at his career and think he jumped ship only because he wanted some silverware.
‘We know that contract talks are underway and Tottenham would be foolish to not do everything they can. He should be one of the Premier League’s best paid players because he’s done what he’s done in an underachieving team and he’s dragged that team single handedly to where they are.
‘If you put him in Manchester City or Liverpool’s team four or five years ago, then he would have flown through the records he’s breaking and would have had a shedload of trophies as well. Salary wise, he has every right to go to Daniel Levy and demand top whack.
‘I think he will stay at Tottenham because I think his options of going elsewhere aren’t that attractive, unless Manchester United make a real push in the summer and come in heavy.
‘If he doesn’t sign a new contract, then Tottenham are really backed into a corner because he will have a year left on his deal come the summer. Tottenham could still get £60 million to £80 million for him with a year left on his contract. They can’t risk letting him go for free.’
In the meantime, Kane can still end Spurs’ 15-year trophy drought by winning the Champions League or FA Cup this season, with a fourth round trip to Preston in the latter next up for Conte and co. on Saturday evening.
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