Harry Kane has been advised to resist the temptation to quit Tottenham this summer and has been told he should stay loyal to his boyhood club and turn them back into trophy contenders.
Kane has endured a difficult season, having been sidelined since New Years’ Day with a torn hamstring tendon and seen Mauricio Pochettino, whom he had a strong working relationship, replaced at the helm by Jose Mourinho.
As a result, the England hitman is reported to be considering his future at Tottenham with the club unlikely to make the Champions League next season and having seen their trophy hopes evaporate for another season.
However, the Daily Express insists Kane’s choice is to move abroad and he is reported to have made a move to Juventus his No 1 aim, with the promise of winning titles with the eight-time reigning Serie A champions at the forefront of Kane’s mind.
Maurizio Sarri’s side are in the market for a new striker this summer with Gonzao Higuain likely to leave – he has been touted as a target for Athletic Bilbao – and links to the likes of Man City frontman Gabriel Jesus and RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner have followed.
Those links with Juventus were further substantiated through the week when reports in Italy claimed the Serie A champions were willing to offer one of their big-name stars to Tottenham in an effort to tempt them to sell Kane.
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However, pundit John Barnes believes it is time for Kane to show his true colours to Tottenham and stand by the club when they need him most.
“If all players wanted to leave their club to win a trophy, all the players would go to Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City or a Liverpool, and you’ll never have anyone playing anywhere else.
“You know you’re a Tottenham fan, you want to play for Tottenham so stay at Tottenham to try and help them win!”
Barnes also can see similarities between Kane’s situation now and that of Bryan Robson at Manchester United many years ago.
“It’s very similar with Bryan Robson at Manchester United. United and England captain at the time, whilst United were not doing well, he could have easily left. He thought ‘I’m going to stay at Manchester United and help them to win’!”