Harry Kane has been urged to quit “second-tier” Tottenham and sign for a “top club” if he is to truly fulfil his potential, according to former England striker Rodney Marsh.
Kane hit his third goal in just four games for England in Tuesday night’s 2-0 win over Switzerland at Wembley and Marsh believes he is on course to become an “outstanding” international player.
But after his breakthrough season at White Hart Lane in which the 22-year-old scored 31 goals in all competitions, Marsh believes the striker has “outgrown” Spurs and must join one of the Premier League’s leading teams to ensure he continues his progression.
Marsh said: “He needs to go on and become the player he can be. He isn’t going to become that at Spurs because Spurs have now become that mediocre, second-tier team in the Premier League.
“He needs to be at a top club. I would love to see him at Manchester City because I think he could score 30 goals a year for the next 10 years.”
Marsh sparked much debate on social media earlier this year when he suggested Kane should be valued at £100m after his stunning breakthrough campaign for Spurs, in which he hit 31 goals.
He is yet to open his account for the north London club this season, but Marsh maintains he is still worth that massive sum in the current transfer market.
“People took it all out of proportion but what I said at the time was that in the current market when people are paying £62.5m for Angel di Maria, then Harry Kane’s value in the current market is £100m.
“I’m even more convinced now and in a couple of years people will say, ‘remember what Marshy said a couple of years ago, well he was dead right wasn’t he!’”
Tottenham travel to Sunderland on Sunday and are just short of even money to claim victory on Wearside, while Kane is 4/1 to score the first goal at the Stadium of Light.