Hoddle claims Kane has three years left in his ‘prime’ and ponders Tottenham strikers future

Ben Stewart
Tottenham's Harry Kane during the English Premier League soccer match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur at Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Saturday, March 4, 2023.

Glenn Hoddle has been discussing Harry Kane’s future as the Tottenham forward is being linked with a move away from North London.

Kane recently broke Wayne Rooney’s record to become England’s all-time top goalscorer with 54 goals.

His future at Tottenham has been a hotly debated subject as his deal with the club is set to expire in the summer of 2024.

Tottenham are still keen on tying him down to a new deal, but they might be forced to cash in on him this summer.

Given Kane is now 29 years old, Hoddle believes that Kane has at least another three years in his prime.

“It all depends on fitness but every time he walks onto the pitch you expect him to score,” Hoddle told Betfair.

“Even in the Premier League this season, he’d be the top goalscorer if Erling Haaland wasn’t at Man City. You have to wonder how many Harry would score if he was at City.

“I wouldn’t want to put a number on how many he’ll score for England and I don’t think he will do that.

“Every time he plays you think he’s going to score – simple as that. He’s still in his prime for the next three years I think.”

Kane will turn 30 this summer, although he certainly isn’t showing any signs of slowing down at the moment.

The likes of Robert Lewandowski and Karim Benzema have also proven that strikers can stay in their prime well into their 30s.

Both Bayern Munich and Manchester United are interested in Kane and could make a move for him in the summer.

“Trophies are the icing on the cake for footballers,” Hoddle adds. “There are players out there who have won silverware because they were half decent players playing in a team that won things.

“You can’t say those players are better than Harry Kane so I don’t think we should get too carried away with Harry not winning trophies.

“Harry has got the best out of his career and is continuing to do so – winning a trophy would just be the icing on the cake. We don’t know if he’ll get a move at 34-years-old and win his first trophy, that remains to be seen.

“I’d love to see him win one at Tottenham but if he had to move then nobody would begrudge him.”

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