Harry Kane’s future is the hot topic of conversation again after Tottenham succumbed to Manchester United’s loss on Sunday.
The England captain was powerless to prevent his team’s defeat as they were outclassed by the Red Devils in north London.
The result has prompted a host of pundits to suggest that the forward should seek a summer outing in order to fulfill his ambitions of winning trophies.
TalkSPORT co-host Danny Murphy was one of them, saying the 28-year-old would win nothing at Spurs if he stayed there.
“I don’t know anyone who says he is desperate to leave, but I have seen that he has said in the past that he wants to win things – he won’t win anything there,” Murphy told talkSPORT.
Jamie O’Hara, meanwhile, has suggested that Spurs should consider capitalizing on their most valuable asset in order to rebuild their squad.
“As a Spurs fan you obviously don’t want Harry Kane to ever leave the football club,” he said during Monday’s talkSPORT breakfast.
“But if he has to go and you’re outside the top four… there MUST be a rebuild there.”
“The club is a joke by the minute, the players are not good enough, no envy, no heart.
“You look at Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Erik Lamela, Davison Sanchez, Eric Dier… we could raise £ 200million here and create a new team.”
Kane, who has scored 217 goals in 329 appearances for Spurs, is said to be looking to leave his childhood club if they fail to make the Premier League’s top-four and qualify for the Champions League.
United, among a host of top European clubs, have been linked with a decision to sign Kane, while rivals Man City have also been seen as a potential destination for the England captain.
And last month Watford striker Troy Deeney told talkSPORT that Man United could be a suitable move for Kane.
He said: “For me he is one of the best and the best in the business. Additionally, assists now make him more appealing to say Man City as he can tie the game together as well.
“If he was going to Man City, would that suit his game?” Probably not. I think a Man United looks good on him, but it’s going to cost a lot of money. “
It is understood that Kane would prefer to switch to the red side of Manchester, but if he wants to win trophies, recent history suggests he better join City or Chelsea.
From the decade 2010-2020, Chelsea have won more than any other English football club, having won 11 major trophies thanks to the lucrative investment of Roman Abramovich.
City have fallen just below the top spot with ten major trophies around this time, but they added another EFL Cup to their growing trophy cabinet last year.
The best performing English clubs from 2010 to 2020
1. Chelsea: 11 major trophies (3x Premier Leagues, 4x FA Cup, 2x Europa Leagues, 1x Champions League and 1x League Cup)
2. Manchester City: 10 major trophies (4x Premier Leagues, 4x League Cups and 2x FA Cup)
3. Manchester United: six major trophies (2x Premier Leagues, 2x League Cups, 1x FA Cup and 1x Europa League)
4. Arsenal: three major trophies (3x FA Cups)
5. Liverpool: two major trophies (1x Champions League and 1x League Cup)
United have won just six major trophies in that decade by comparison, while Liverpool ended the decade winning two major trophies.
Make no mistake, United and Liverpool are by far the most decorated clubs in English football, but if Kane wants trophies he might want to take a look at his other potential suitors.
City are on the hunt for a new striker, but Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland is believed to be their main target.
Chelsea have also been linked with Haaland, but with him apparently linked to the city, it opens the door for a big transfer for Kane.
Daniel Levy would likely reject any lead from his London rivals for his star man, but with a huge amount of funds at Abramovich’s disposal, he could receive an offer too good to decline.