Everyone knows how Alan Shearer stayed at Newcastle when he could have won trophies elsewhere. If it wasn’t for his league title triumph at Blackburn Rovers, one of the Premier League’s best ever strikers would have retired without anything to show for all his goals.
It felt ironic to hear Alan Shearer say he would be considering a move away from Tottenham Hotspur this summer if he were Harry Kane. I totally agree with Shearer, but the fact he said that — after spending years at Newcastle and winning nothing — sounds a bit hypocritical.
Kane scored a brilliant goal for Spurs against Brentford on Saturday, but Tottenham’s last home game of the season ended in a 3-1 defeat against Thomas Frank’s side.
In turn, Shearer feels now is the time for Kane to start looking at a new challenge.
“If it was me, personally, in his situation now – yeah, I would look at my options,” Shearer said on Match of the Day.
“He has been so loyal to Tottenham and so brilliant for Tottenham. I don’t think any Tottenham fan could complain if he said: ‘Look, I’ve done my time and I have got to look elsewhere.”
"I would look at my options" 👀@alanshearer thinks it's time for Harry Kane to think hard about his future.
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Former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas weighed in, saying (via Manchester Evening News): “I think that (little hope next season) is the thing that’s most upsetting for fans. There is no doubt that teams can go through tough times and so on and so forth – if you lose managers.
“But there doesn’t seem to be a path or direction. There’s no manager, no style of play. Who is staying? Who is going? And their biggest problem: their best player. No-one knows what is happening with Harry Kane right now.”
There has been widespread speculation surrounding Kane, with his contract expiring in 2024. It is understood that he is one of Erik ten Hag’s primary targets as United search for an elite-level goalscorer.
The problem for Kane is, due to being a one-club man, he’s not won any trophies. That could change if he were to join United in the summer.
On another note, Spurs won’t be playing in the Champions League next season. United need just one point from two home games to be able to promise that to potential new signings.
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