Spurs need to give him what he wants

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Whatever he wants, give it to him.

It’s no secret that Harry Kane is at a crossroads in his career.

He obviously loves Spurs, but he does not get the rewards that his efforts deserve, and given that he is close to turning 28, fears are growing that the trophies may not start coming in.

A continued trophy drought has inevitably led to links to Manchester United, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.

Kane was excellent against Everton | Clive Brunskill / Getty Images

Despite the chance to earn the best part of £ 150 million, 90min understands that Spurs are ready to ignore all interests and instead focus on tying him to a new contract and judging by his performance in Friday’s 2-2 draw with Everton, it is not difficult to understand why.

Spurs were second best all time against Toffees, who showed fans how fun it can be to watch attacking football. Gylfi Sigurdsson, James Rodriguez and Richarlison were excellent and deserved to go away with all three points.

They would also have gotten away with the point if it were not for Kane.

Once again, the Englishman was the difference maker for his side and popped up with two goals when Spurs needed them most – but it is the nature of the goals that proved his importance to Spurs.

Both goals came from half-chances, defensive errors from Michael Keane and Mason Holgate, but that was all Kane needed. He was able to react faster than anyone else and had two wonderful goals to show for it.

These kinds of predatory instincts, combined with a typically excellent finish, set Kane apart from the rest. You can sell him for £ 150 million, but you can not replace him for £ 150 million, especially when you (probably) will not have the Champions League football needed to sign someone to fill his boots.

Chairman Daniel Levy is not known for breaking his salary structure, but he must leave Kane every penny in the club’s bank account if he so requests.

If Kane wants to see more investment in playing squad, give it to him. Give it to him if he wants to change boss. If he wants the team to be called Harry Kane FC and the stadium named in his honor as well, Spurs should not hesitate.

Win, lose or draw. We do not deserve you @HKane buddy

– F (@DonReguilon) April 16, 2021

Any delay in showing that kind of commitment will only force Kane’s hand. With 164 Premier League goals to his name, Kane now has more goals than any player who has never won the title. Players of his caliber should not be without silver for that long, and Kane knows that. It’s not an emotional thing now – statistics show that Kane deserves better.

It will not be easy for Spurs to prove to Kane that he can achieve his goals with them, but Levy and Jose Mourinho can not rest until they have done so. Kane may be worth £ 150 million for another team, but for Spurs he is absolutely invaluable.

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