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“He should have stayed”- Pundit doesn’t agree with Harry Kane’s decision to leave Tottenham for Bayern

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Michael Owen doesn’t agree with Harry Kane’s decision to leave Tottenham Hotspur or Bayern Munich

Former Liverpool and Manchester United star Michael Owen is adamant that Harry Kane was wrong to switch from Tottenham Hotspur to Bayern Munich this summer.

The England international had entered the last year of his contract and Spurs agreed on a £100million to sell him to the Bavarian giants. When Robert Lewandowski left Bayern for Barcelona last year, Spurs fans were left feeling uneasy.

Not many players in the world would have been able to fill the void left behind by the Pole, and the prospect of losing Kane increased after Sadio Mane failed to impress after his transfer to Liverpool. Ultimately, the inevitable happened.

Harry Kane takes a dig at Tottenham with 'top club mentality' claim.
Harry Kane is now at Bayern Munich. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

Kane has been doing really well in Bayern. He has 11 goals and six assists in 12 games for his new club and the 30-year-old seems to be scoring for fun — something he did throughout his stay in N17.

Is Owen right?

Owen, however, doesn’t understand why Kane left for Bayern prematurely. He believes Kane should have stayed at Spurs and left as a free agent in 2024 if he didn’t feel happy at Tottenham. He told DAZN Bet (h/t Metro):

“… I don’t agree with his move from Spurs to Bayern, as I said at the time. He should have stayed at Spurs for another year. If he was so desperate to leave and to win trophies, then he could easily have then had the world in his hands by going on a Bosman transfer at the end of the season.

“If Spurs miraculously started playing well and looking like title challengers, he could have always stayed, but regardless he would have had his destiny in his hands and gone to any club he wanted to all while he was getting closer to that Premier League goalscoring record and creating the perfect legacy with the club he’s been at all his life.”


Daniel Levy is more than capable of having a player see out his contract at the club. But if Kane wanted to leave, then Spurs did the right thing by letting him go rather than lose out on a nine-figure sum the following year.

In hindsight, that has proven to be the right call, at least as of now, with Spurs flying under Ange Postecoglou and sitting on top of the Premier League after nine games. But Owen’s point about Kane does raise a few questions.

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Fans, nevertheless, would understand if he wanted to leave and win something instantaneously, considering he won everything in England on an individual level. If things are working out well for all parties involved, then there isn’t much sense in thinking about what happened.

It is time to look to the present and the future. And the future seems to be very bright, thanks to Ange, and his team of superstars.

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