The England captain is still searching for the first silverware of his career, and history suggests he should venture out of north London to win it
Harry Kane’s status as a Tottenham and Premier League legend is secure. The 29-year-old reached the 30-goal mark in the top-flight for the second time in his career this season, despite Spurs’ disappointing eighth-placed finish, and is now only 47 behind Alan Shearer’s all-time competition record (260).
Kane’s consistency since breaking into the Tottenham first team back in 2014 has been nothing short of remarkable. He’s scored 20 or more goals in six of the last eight Premier League seasons, and also proved himself in the Champions League during Mauricio Pochettino’s time at the club.
Unfortunately, he has nothing to show for super-human efforts in the final third. Kane is yet to win a single piece of silverware with Tottenham, whose last major title came under Juande Ramos in the 2008 League Cup.
Kane is still under contract in north London until 2024, and is reportedly open to signing an extension. But he has also been linked with a number of top clubs across Europe, including Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
Spurs have appointed Celtic boss Ante Postecoglou as Antonio Conte’s permanent successor after a turbulent 12 months that also saw caretaker manager Christian Stellini sacked after just four games. Kane could yet decide to give it one more shot in Postecoglou’s set-up, but he should really be pushing for a transfer. It makes little sense for him to stick around at a club still lacking a clear identity and vision for the future, and Kane certainly wouldn’t be the first man to leave Tottenham and go on to achieve great things elsewhere.
GOAL takes a look at the players who toiled in vain alongside Kane at Spurs before finally getting their hands on silverware in new surroundings, starting with a certain Danish maestro…