Chelsea legend John Terry backs Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane to join Real Madrid
Chelsea legend John Terry has said that he can see Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane joining a club of Real Madrid’s stature.
The 29-year-old striker has scored 261 goals for Spurs in 408 games across competitions. But he has yet to win a trophy with us or the England national team despite reaching the final on four notable occasions.
He lost the League Cup final in 2015 and 2021 and was on the losing end of the 2019 UEFA Champions League final against Liverpool. He was also a big part of the Three Lions side that fell at the final hurdle of the 2020 UEFA European Championship.
“I think Harry Kane has got ambitions to go and win trophies – he’s clearly not going to do that at Tottenham is he? Let’s be honest. He’s not, clearly. Let’s be honest with ourselves. He’s one of the best strikers in the world. He wants to win trophies. He wants to play for the best and biggest teams.”
He was then asked if he can see the Tottenham centre-forward joining a club like Real Madrid, to which the 2012 UEFA Champions League winner replied:
“I could see it.”
It remains to be seen if manager Carlo Ancelotti ever makes Kane a transfer target, especially with 34-year-old Karim Benzema’s recent injuries. But Bayern Munich are a club that have been heavily linked with him.
Terry is correct that there are teams who can offer Kane a better chance at winning trophies, but Kane will also know that winning a title with his boyhood club will be much sweeter. That’s perhaps a reason why he signed a six-year contract in the summer of 2018 at the peak of his powers.
If he wasn’t sure about his future at N17, that length of the contract wouldn’t make sense. He did come close to joining Manchester City last year, but a player approaching his 30s would be enticed to join a team that virtually guarantees a domestic trophy every season now.
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He is here, and that’s what matters for now. There will be teams that came for him given his talent and pedigree – that isn’t news. Our main focus should be to get him back from the FIFA World Cup without any injuries and then seriously sit down and begin talks to extend his current contract.