HARRY KANE wants a move because he’s desperate to play for a trophy-winning team.
Well, if he gets his wish, I think he’ll have a massive individual record to his name when he retires, too — as the Premier League’s all-time top scorer.
Alan Shearer is top of the list with 260 and Harry is still the best part of a hundred behind him right now.
But if he turns up in Manchester or at Chelsea, it really wouldn’t surprise me if he ended up with even more.
He’s 27, could stay at the top for another five years and, if that is the case, you’d have to fancy him to be the top man by the time he finished.
It’s quite ironic, really, because I see Shearer’s move to Blackburn 30 years ago as very similar to Kane now.
When Jack Walker broke the British transfer record to take him to Ewood Park in 1992, it was for one reason — he knew Shearer could win the title for Rovers.
However daft it seems now, £3.6million was a huge amount at the time, but it was a signing which came with as big a guarantee as you can get.
Shearer was no risk. Jack knew he was buying someone who’d score goals, had a great attitude and would hit the ground running.
It will be the same for whoever signs Kane, too. You know exactly what you’re getting — which in this case is the best centre-forward in the world.
That’s why, if I was still managing and had the choice between him, Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe, I’d go for Harry every day of the week.
As good as the other two are, no one could say for definite how they’d take to the Premier League, how long it would take them to adapt.
With Harry, there’s no risk, no gamble, no settling in. He’d be ready to go from day one.
Look, Mbappe and Haaland are both brilliant young players who could be around for the best part of ten years, or have a massive sell-on clause.
But as manager, I’m interested in the next four seasons — and Kane guarantees you 30 goals every time, barring injuries.
Shearer and Blackburn showed what a massive difference one man can make — and Harry is the same. You’re talking another 15 points, that’s the impact he’d have.
For Manchester United or Chelsea, that makes the gap a heck of a lot closer, maybe even turns you into champions.
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For City, it means you carry on winning titles, but by a wider margin — and if Harry went there, he’d certainly be joining the best team right now.
Can you imagine how many goals he’d end up with playing for Pep Guardiola, given the number of chances they create?
With some strikers, you’re thinking, ‘Is he going to finish it?’ With Harry, you’re thinking, ‘Where’s he going to finish it,’ because you never feel he’s going to miss.
For me, he’s the best centre-forward in the world, bar none, but there’s a lot more to his game than just goals. He’s the best passer Spurs have got, he can play a killer ball, his range is incredible and,
of course, he’s incredible in the air.
In my book, Kane has got everything, he’s the full package.
That’s why Daniel Levy will demand the earth. He certainly won’t say, “You’ve done great with us, didn’t cost us anything” and wish him all the best.
Someone will have to pay stupid money — and it’s not beyond the realms that he could still be a Spurs player next season.
But as for not wanting to sell him to a major rival, where else is he going to go? With all due respect, Kane’s not going to end up at Burnley or Brighton.
If Harry stays at Spurs, I don’t think he’ll down tools. He’ll put the shirt on and work his socks off — unlike some other players I could mention.
I had one — a very well-known player whose name I’ll keep quiet — who wanted to move and said: “If you don’t sell me, I’ll put one in my own goal.”
There’s no danger of that with Harry. He’s more like Luka Modric (above), when Chelsea wanted to sign him.
He came to tell me they’d offered double the wages we were paying him, but we didn’t want to sell, and he played another year before getting a move to Real Madrid.
But really, I can’t see Harry sticking around for another season, and someone is going to end up getting value for money — even at that crazy price.
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