HARRY KANE can be forgiven for considering his future at Tottenham with Manchester United claimed to be interested, according to Dimitar Berbatov.
In recent weeks, numerous reports have claimed the England captain, 27, is considering his future at Spurs in a bid to finally win some silverware.
Harry Kane is right to be considering his future at Tottenham, according to Dimitar BerbatovCredit: Getty
Dimitar Berbatov left Spurs for Man Utd in 2008 in order to win some trophiesCredit: Getty
Kane is rapidly approaching his prime years and with Tottenham out of the Premier League title race and Europa League, the Carabao Cup is his only chance of silverware in 202-21.
And Berbatov – who played for both Spurs and Man Utd – can relate to Kane’s conundrum having lived through the exact same problem.
The ex-forward quit Tottenham after just two years to move to Old Trafford in 2008 having helped them win the League Cup in his final season, still their most-recent major trophy.
In four years at United, Berbatov won two Premier League titles, one League Cup, two Community Shields, the Club World Cup and reached one Champions League final.
On Kane’s dilemma, Berbatov told Betfair: “According to reports, he will look to leave Spurs if they fail to qualify for the Champions League next season.
“This isn’t a surprise. I don’t know if it will happen, but Kane is clearly thinking about his future.
“I can see why Kane would want to move if they don’t make the Champions League and if they don’t win the League Cup.
“I would not be surprised as of course he wants to play Champions League football. It depends on how Spurs finish the season.”
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Berbatov continued: “Kane is 27, he is at the prime age in his career, the next three years into his 30s he can hopefully keep playing.
“But time waits for no-one. He is in prime right now.
“Kane is captain of England and a huge player for Spurs.
“But it would be sad if he looks back in his career and has not been a Premier League champion at some point as he is one of the best strikers in the world.
“It’s a tough decision as he is in a great environment, with a great stadium, training ground and more.
“The only thing missing for him is trophies.”
Berbatov called on his own life experience, saying he understands the situation Kane is in having been there once before ahead of his own move from Spurs to Manchester United.
The Bulgarian continued: “I was Harry Kane at Tottenham once.
“I was in this position with the same decision and at the same club. There will be big thoughts going through his head.
“If he moves, he will be disappointing lots of Spurs fans. Some will turn against him, it is how it is in football.
“Fans take it personally and think that you are leaving, they feel that you’ve betrayed the club.
“My situation was similar, but also slightly different.
“I wanted to go to the biggest club to win trophies and that was Manchester United.
“When I heard there was a chance to go there, I did not hesitate.”
Berbatov concluded: “It depends on what your goals are in football…
“You might love a club and just want to play football and enjoy the game.
“Other players want trophies. Everyone is different, but it will depend on his personal motivations.
“If Kane called me I would tell him he has to make the right choice, decide on his personal ambitions and motivations.
“If he leaves, he will let some people down.
“It is his decision and it is going to be a difficult one.”
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