Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood has been on talkSPORT as a special guest on Tuesday morning, and he has made some interesting comments on star Spurs striker Harry Kane.
Harry Kane has made numerous statements to the press about how much he loves Tottenham Hotspur, and how he plans to spend the rest of his footballing career at the top in North London with Spurs. Subsequently, the England international has become a huge fan favourite, and scoring goals the way he is, this is not likely to change anytime soon.
Despite these comments to the press about spending the rest of his career at Spurs, Tim Sherwood claims that there is one team that could upset these plans, and there is no prizes for guessing who this team could be if I mentioned that they have a reputation for buying some of Spurs’ best players in the past.
Yes, it is Real Madrid, who Tim Sherwood reckons are the only club in the world that could take Harry Kane away from Tottenham. The former Swindon Director of Football (there is still some debate about his role), was speaking on talkSPORT, and here is what he had to say on the subject of Harry Kane and any potential move away from Spurs.
“I’d love him to stay at Spurs. The only threat is that team across the water also in white. He finished top scorer in the Premier League last season even though he was injured for 11 games, which is phenomenal. Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino will not want to lose Harry Kane, the only danger is if Real Madrid come and go for him as they did with Modric and Bale. Then it’ll be a real test for the resolve of Tottenham and whether they want to keep him or not.”
Despite ongoing speculation that Jose Mourinho is plotting a move for Harry Kane over this summer transfer window that would break all kinds of records, Sherwood maintains that Real Madrid are Tottenham’s only threat in terms of keeping Harry Kane.
Will Harry Kane move to Real Madrid?
Not for me. Despite Luka Modric and Gareth Bale making the switch to Spain, the relationship between Spurs and Real Madrid was damaged almost four years ago over the transfer of the latter, which saw the (at the time) record-breaking transfer delayed right until the end of August, frustrating the back-to-back Champions League winners. The La Liga champions then hit back at Spurs by selling Mesut Ozil to Arsenal for £42m on transfer deadline day. The two clubs have not done business since.
There is not only this, but I just can’t see Kane making the move. He has already reiterated his love for Spurs, and is the challenge of La Liga as big as the challenge of the Premier League? In my opinion is doesn’t compare. The only danger for Spurs in terms of losing Harry Kane is the lack of trophies. Since the 2008 Carling Cup win over Chelsea, Spurs have failed to bag a major accolade. If this continues for much longer, top players such as Kane, Alli, Eriksen and others will grow more and more frustrated and look for moves away from the club.