5 possible destinations for Harry Kane if he leaves Spurs
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Since rising to prominence at Tottenham Hotspur, there have been constant whispers suggesting that Harry Kane will leave the club.
The Englishman's goalscoring record for Spurs and England since 2014 is unprecedented, but Kane is yet to win any major honours despite Tottenham coming close on a number of occasions. Despite making huge steps forward, the club has only been going in one direction since reaching the 2019 Champions League final.
While Tottenham will be reluctant to sell their talismanic striker, Kane indicated in a recent interview that if they fail to qualify for the Champions League he would be looking to move on.
There is sure to be plenty of interest, but if Kane does leave where will he go? Here are five possible destinations for the star striker.
Over recent years, most of the transfer rumours about Kane have linked him with a move to Old Trafford. Spurs have been challenging for trophies while the Red Devils have struggled, which has encouraged him to stay in London. Now, with the roles reversed, it would be a great time to make the switch. He fits the mould of the club and the side still need an out and out goalscorer to make the difference; provided Edinson Cavani leaves, that is.
While United have numerous attacking options, none score anywhere near Kane's level. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad is arguably one or two pieces away from challenging on a consistent basis. A 20+ goal-a-season striker would certainly be a step in the right direction.
Until recently, not many had talked about the possibility of Kane moving to the blue half of Manchester. However, with the imminent departure of Sergio Aguero, Pep Guardiola need a proven goalscorer to replace the legendary Argentine.
City are cruising to the title without a notable striker, but would welcome the guaranteed goals Kane would provide. The 27-year-old has the ability to take the Cityzens to even higher levels. Factor in the sheer amount of chances this City team creates and Kane himself could become an even better footballer.
Kane's main aim is to start winning silverware. There's no place on English shores better to achieve that goal than The Etihad.
While the two obvious options for Kane are in the North West of England, he could well be tempted by a move abroad for a completely new challenge.
While Los Blancos have been underwhelming since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, their name alone would be hard to turn down for anyone. As Real have shown in the Champions League this term, they have several talented youngsters and with no dominant force in Spain currently, it would be a great opportunity to win titles. As Karim Benzema’s fantastic career at the club comes to an end, Kane would be a perfect fit to replace the prolific Frenchman.
If Spurs are set against selling to a direct Premier League rival, this could be a transfer that suits all parties.
While Madrid looks to be the best option abroad for the Spurs man, Barcelona offers up an intriguing prospect. Like Real, this season has been a struggle.
While Lionel Messi’s future at the club is still unclear, there are rumours of Neymar returning to the Nou Camp which could make for a frightening front three. Like Manchester City, a move to Barcelona would guarantee the trophies Kane is looking for despite their problems on and off the field.
An outside bet if Kane does want to move away from England could be Paris Saint-Germain. Kane was happy and had a fantastic record under former manager Mauricio Pochettino and working with him once again in France would be a great fit.
Big money for Spurs and Kane would be guaranteed, but would he want to move to the French league while he is still at the height of his career? Their two prized assets, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar are both being heavily linked with leaving PSG this summer - and if they do go, they'll leave a huge void up top. Kane isn’t a player that appears to be money-driven, but there would be guaranteed trophies on the table season-in-season-out.