Harry Kane may want to leave Tottenham because he is not a fan of Jose Mourinho’s style of football, according to former Arsenal star Paul Merson.
Kane alerted potential suitors, including the likes of Manchester United and Juventus, at the weekend when he revealed he would leave Spurs if he could not see any progression at the club.
The England captain has not played for Tottenham since January 1 due to a serious hamstring injury but is still the club’s top scorer this season with 17 goals in all competitions.
And Merson believes the 26-year-old needs to quit the north London club if he wants to win silverware.
The Sky Sports pundit also thinks that Kane will believe he has a better chance of scoring more goals elsewhere than under Mourinho, who has often been criticised for his unambitious style of football.
“Well if [Kane] wants to win stuff he will have to leave, I would have said,” Merson told Sky Sports News.
“Will he get five, six, seven chances a game? I don’t think so, playing Mourinho’s way.
“So for me that’s probably what he’s weighing up.
“He loves scoring goals, he wants to play in an attacking team. I don’t see that happening [at Spurs].”
Speaking on Instagram live on Sunday alongside former Spurs midfielder Jamie Redknapp, Kane could not commit to saying he would stay at Tottenham for the remainder of his career.
Kane said: “It’s a good question. Obviously I get asked this question a lot. It’s one of them things. I couldn’t say yes, I couldn’t say no.
“I love Spurs, I’d always love Spurs, but it’s one of them things, I’ve always said if I don’t feel progression in the team or it’s going the right direction then I’m not someone to just stay there for the sake of it.
“I’m an ambitious player, I want to improve, I want to get better. I want to become one of the top top players.
“It all depends what happens with the team and how we progress as a team.
“So it’s not a definite I’m going to stay there forever but it’s not a no either.”
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