Tottenham goal-machine Harry Kane is the best striker in the Premier League and there is no doubt about that. The Englishman recently broke the record for most Premier League goals scored in a calendar year, a record held by the legendary Alan Shearer and it has often stated that Kane would leave Spurs sooner than later.
Kane’s predatory instinct in front of goal was for all to see in his hat-trick against Southampton and well, he has scored 24 goals in all competitions for us this season and many have claimed that clubs such as Real Madrid or Manchester United would snap up the star in the summer.
Ray Wilkins, who was on Sky Sports recently, wanted us to tie down the star on a massive contract for the next 10 years and that Daniel Levy has to work fast.
“I think Daniel Levy should be sitting with him and saying ‘look here’s £150m – sign for 10 years'”.
The former Chelsea man also spoke about how difficult it would be to replace our star, even if we do decide to sell him off.
“That’s a lot of money but it’s only £15m a year. Now if Tottenham want to replace him, first and foremost it’s going to cost you a lot of money.
“Secondly, where do you find the quality of Harry Kane at this moment in time? Plus if you keep Harry you’ll entice other big players into your club.”
Kane has been breaking records since he started playing for us regularly and with our wage structure, it will be difficult to keep him for long, as Madrid or even PSG can double or even triple his current salary.
Wilkins does talk a lot of sense as most clubs want to tie down their players, such was the case with Philippe Coutinho, who just could not join Barcelona in the summer.
However, should Real or PSG come up with an offer of say £250million or so, we might consider selling him as we would be able to sign 2-3 world-class players.
The big issue would be to not only replace Kane’s goals but his overall contribution to our playing style. The Englishman runs more than any other striker and defends up front, something which is a necessity in a Mauricio Pochettino side.
Kane has to be tied down to a new contract and even though that will not ensure he’d stay at Tottenham forever, it would still be a deterrent to a number of clubs trying to sign him up.