Ex-Spurs star Ginola tips Kane to make ‘surprise’ transfer

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Harry Kane Spurs
Harry Kane Spurs

France icon David Ginola expects Harry Kane to leave Spurs this summer to make a “surprise” transfer to a Premier League rival or one of the Spanish giants.

There are mounting rumours that Kane could leave Tottenham in the next transfer window in an attempt to win silverware.

The 27-year-old has spent his whole career at the north London club and still doesn’t have a trophy to show for it after they recently lost the Carabao Cup final to Manchester City 1-0.


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A report earlier today claimed that Kane has told his friends that he is now ‘hell bent’ on leaving Spurs this summer with the striker disappointed at the club’s lack of ambition.

The likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Real Madrid have been heavily linked with a transfer for Kane.

And when asked if Kane should leave Spurs, Ginola told talkSPORT: “I think unfortunately he has to,” said the former Spurs star when asked if Kane should leave this summer.

“Because his club haven’t provided for a player like him the sort of things he was expecting, like potentially winning trophies.

“I think he’s looking at his career now and over the last few years it has been good for him, but not really for the club.

“Even though they’ve competed in the Champions League final, I’m pretty sure he wants to play for a team that will challenge for any title in any country.”

On the potential for Kane to join a London rival, Ginola added: “I think it will be a decision made with his family and it will probably be a surprise in the end with his choice.

“Maybe he will take an opportunity to go to a club without going too far away from London and obviously that would be a London club.

“That would be a big surprise for me as when you play for Spurs it’s a London club so you’re not going to Arsenal. Having said that football is a different world now. Players’ decisions are completely unexpected.”

On whether Spurs chairman Daniel Levy can convince Kane to stay, Ginola continued: “Football is not about words.

“Words of a chairman and words from a manager will probably make you think that ‘okay, I might consider staying at the club’.

“But time goes by and you see that a football career is very short and he can’t wait anymore for words from Daniel Levy.

“You’ve not be able to build things in the past, you tried and you didn’t. Pochettino was accused of not winning anything and went to Paris Saint-Germain and then they had Jose Mourinho.

“For him I think he wants stability in the way Barcelona and [Real] Madrid are winning trophies every year. It’s a completely different world.

“Harry Kane is looking for a club who will give him these sort of opportunities especially on the biggest stages.”