Rafael van der Vaart agrees with Roy Keane that Harry Kane needs to leave Tottenham and has his own ideas where the striker should play next season.
Kane, 27, is enjoying another stellar campaign with Spurs. The England captain has bagged 27 goals from 40 appearances in all competitions. And he is set to lead the line when the Three Lions begin their assault on European Championship glory this summer. Kane’s future has been the subject of much speculation over the past couple of years.
And it has been taken up a notch in recent times, with several pundits urging him to move on. The Walthamstow-born hitman has attempted to play down any suggestions he might be ready for a new challenge.
However, the talented forward appeared non-committal when speaking about the north London club.
“I always like to be focused on one goal and one job and that’s to finish strong with Spurs, win these qualifiers with England and hopefully go on and have a great Euros,” he said.
“Look, I try to stay out of that speculation as much as possible. I’m fully focused on doing the job on the pitch from now until the end of the summer, and then we’ll see where we go from there.”
Keane has never pulled any punches when sitting in the pundit’s chair. And he believes Kane must look for a new club to fulfil his ambitions in the sport.
“If you are a top player you want to win the big trophies,” he said on ITV. “There’s a big few months coming up for Tottenham – the League Cup final and can they get into the top four?
“That’s a huge question mark, will it influence him?
“He’s under contract and Tottenham will have a lot to say about it. But if you are in his shoes this summer, l think he has to move to win the big prizes.”
Pundits in agreement over Kane future
Van der Vaart knows all about Tottenham, having spent two seasons playing at White Hart Lane. The Dutchman, who won 109 Netherlands caps, scored 28 goals from 77 outings for the club.
The 38-year-old is now a professional darts payer, having joined the BDO in 2019. But he still keeps an eye on how Spurs are performing.
And the former Real Madrid ace has urged Kane to shun offers from Spain and join a top English club.
“He [Keane] is right, although, of course, he (Kane) is the man at Tottenham,” he told Viggo Sport. “It may sound crazy, but you would almost say go to Manchester United or something, stay in England. Usually, it’s not such a success when an English player goes to Madrid.
“For Tottenham, he is a guarantee for goals, and he earns a fortune there too, so he doesn’t have to leave for that.”
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