Darren Bent: Kane has to consider future at Spurs. He is ‘the greatest player in football who hasn’t won anything’
It’s about time Harry Kane considers leaving Tottenham to pursue the top silverware his talent deserves, according to TalkSPORT.
That’s according to former Spurs striker Darren Bent, who believes White Hart Lane hero Kane may start assessing his future THIS SEASON if the club’s wait for trophies continues.
Kane is in the form of his life, says Bent, after the striker continued his scoring streak with a double against West Ham on Sunday – taking his tally to ten goals from just nine games in all competitions this season.
But it’s not just his trademark prowess in front of goal that’s turning heads about the striker’s performances of late.
Kane was branded ‘the world’s best nine-and-a-half’ by his former Tottenham youth coach and later first-team boss Tim Sherwood, and it appears the manager was right all along, with the England captain turning into the ultimate all-round frontman.
He provided a stunning assist for teammate Heung-min Son to open the scoring after just 45 seconds against the Hammers, playing the South Korean through clear on goal with a wonderful curling lofted pass.
That was also his eighth assist of the campaign so far for Spurs, meaning he’s been directly involved in 18 of the club’s 28 goals scored in all competitions this term.
It’s an incredible record from the striker, who continues to make his doubters look silly.
But the result against West Ham on Sunday has again led to discussions over his future at White Hart Lane, as Tottenham suffered a late collapse and ultimately drew 3-3 with West Ham after shipping three late goals.
And Bent believes this season may well be Kane’s last in a Spurs shirt.
“Harry Kane is working extremely hard,” the former Tottenham star said on Monday’s talkSPORT Breakfast. “I genuine believe this is the best we’ve seen Harry Kane play, in terms of his all-round game and his impact in the game.
“We’ve seen that he can score so many different goals, we understand that, but if you look at the assists he’s getting now, the way he’s dropping into midfield, creating opportunities for other players, and even doing defensive work as well.
“At the moment he’s the complete package.
“But I do fear for Spurs a little bit. If they don’t win anything again this season and, as well as Harry Kane’s playing now, what does he do?
“Does he stay there again for the sake of it because he loves the club? Or does he go on to another level?
“Someone of that quality needs to be playing in the Champions League.
“If I was Harry Kane I’d probably give it one more year and see what happens.
“But the problem is we’ve been saying that for the last few years now, and really, if he wins the EFL Cup, is that going to be enough for him to say, ‘I like what Spurs are doing, I’m going to stay’?
“If the top crop, the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona, come in for him, it’s not even a question. If they come in for him at the end of the season, you go.”
talkSPORT host Tony Cascarino agrees and believes the striker, who turned 27 this year, has a big decision to make.
“Harry Kane is the greatest player in football now that hasn’t won anything,” said the former Chelsea and Republic of Ireland forward.
“He’s 27 now but once you get close to the 30 mark, there is one big move out there for you.
“I think Harry has to make this his deciding season. If he really believes Tottenham are going to win something and challenge, then he’s got every reason to stay.
“But I just can’t imagine him not winning a thing in his career!”