Harry Kane must leave Spurs to progress his career but only for Madrid or Barcelona according to former teammate Roman Pavlyuchenko
The English captain was in blistering form this season with his career-best return of 41 strikes in the 2017-18 campaign. Since making his debut for the Lilywhites, he has found the back of the net 140 times. At just 24-years of age, Kane is already one of the best strikers in the game.
Spanish heavyweights, Real Madrid have been tracking the England captain’s progress and are poised to make a bid for him. A price in the region of £100 million is being quoted with former Spurs midfielder Paul Gascoigne revealing that Tottenham would not turn away such a huge sum just to keep Kane. And now Pavlyuchenko has advised him to leave Spurs should either Madrid or Barca come calling. Kane’s former teammate told Goal:
“If Barcelona and Real Madrid call him, then yes, he has to go. But if it’s to join a team that occupies the middle of the table in Spain or Italy, it’s not worth it.”
“Tottenham is a big club, but they don’t play in the final stages of the Champions League. If he wants to go further, he must, of course, join a bigger club.”
Kane and Pavlyuchenko shared a dressing room during the Englishman’s initial days with Spurs before the later left in January 2012 for Lokomotiv Moscow. The Russian has been very impressed by Kane’s progress in recent years. He added:
“Today, as you can see, he scores a lot of goals. Many clubs want him and for that, I can only say “well done”. I look at him and see how effective he is. This pleases me, especially since I was at his side during the first steps. I am very happy for him. He is a great Tottenham player today.”
Kane will be looking to carry on with his rich vein form when he leads his nation at Grandest Stage of Them All. England kicks off their World Cup campaign against Tunisia on 18th June.
Harry Kane has been carrying the hopes and expectations of Spurs’ fans on his young shoulders for a couple of seasons now. While Tottenham qualified for the Champions League third time in a row, they are nowhere near the level of Real Madrid or Barcelona. The 24-year-old would do well to not turn down the once in a lifetime opportunity to play for either Spanish giant.