Nobody takes Piers Morgan seriously, but the outspoken TV personality never ceases to surprise you with his quirky thoughts. Even by his own standards, what he has done now must be really unusual.
Morgan was talking to Sky Sports during his interview with Alan Sugar and Geoff Shreeves for a special programme ahead of the North London derby. He made a cheeky appeal to Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane to leave Spurs and join Arsenal as the Gunners need him.
There is no surprise in this because Morgan is an unabashed Arsenal fan, having acknowledged his love to the club many times. He spoke in the interview indicating that Kane’s world-class ability is the need of the hour at his beloved Arsenal.
He said: “We did it with Sol Campbell so we can do it again, Harry Kane’s a Gooner and we will get him back. Harry, we need you. Come home!”
That’s no better than clutching to straws, isn’t it! If you are wondering why Morgan was saying that Kane is a Gooner, have a look at Kane’s youth days as a footballer.
The England international was a part of the youth-setup at Arsenal although nothing happened beyond that. There were reports earlier that circulated photos of Kane in an Arsenal shirt although the player was quick to dismiss them, indicating that he had to wear the kit as a member of the team.
The 52-year-old was also talking about Sol Campbell who made the infamous switch from Tottenham to Arsenal in 2011. The switch was so acrimonious that Campbell had to cop significant abuse for the decision.
But, will this happen even in the wildest dreams or is Morgan still sleeping? Definitely, it is wishful thinking as Morgan knows that ‘Kane to Arsenal’ is a non-starter.
The most Morgan can hope, as an Arsenal fan, is that Kane stays away from his scoring prowess against them when we meet them this weekend. The 24-year-old England international has scored 13 goals in 14 matches across all competitions for Spurs already and looks good for more.
So, will Morgan’s wish of seeing Kane in Gunners’ colours materialise? Definitely not; so, let’s just sit back and wait for the weekend spectacle.