Jamie O’Hara admitted he was ‘not surprised’ by the news that Harry Kane asked to leave Tottenham and insisted the Spurs ‘talisman’ deserved a move“.
On Monday it was reported that the England captain had informed his childhood club that he wanted to leave this summer.
talkSPORT understands the 27-year-old wants to stay in the Premier League with Manchester City being his preferred destination.
And O’Hara told talkSPORT there will be no animosity between Kane and Spurs fans, insisting fans will respect his wish to have ‘given everything’ throughout. of his stay at the club.
“Normally you would get massive criticism and the fans would turn on you,” O’Hara said. “I don’t think that’s going to happen.
“He has been a fantastic servant of the football club. The fans love him and I think everyone can see that he gave everything and tried to take us across the line with trophies and winning finals.
“We didn’t and the club’s ambition wasn’t good enough.
“I think it’s fair to say that we have a world class striker in Harry Kane and you can’t keep someone like that – we’re talking about one of the top five forwards in the world – when we finish sixth or seventh. the league.
“The fans get it.”
Kane made a name for himself as one of the best strikers in the world during his time at Spurs, scoring a sensational 220 goals in 334 appearances for the club.
And last week, O’Hara said the 27-year-old would ‘guarantee’ a club like Man City the title over the next few seasons.
“I think if you want to secure yourself the Premier League title in the next few years you sign Harry Kane,” he told talkSPORT Breakfast.
“He’s the best forward in the league over a country mile. He knows the teams, he knows the fields.
“He [Haaland] will not collapse but it will take time to adjust. You see the players come from Ajax and the Bundesliga and it takes time.