Jamie Carragher sends warning to Harry Kane over Tottenham exit
Jamie Carragher believes Tottenham star Harry Kane could struggle if he wants to leave the club.
The England captain has revealed that he would consider leaving the club if Spurs failed to win trophies.
Since making that statement, Kane has been linked with several clubs, including the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United.
However, Carragher believes Kane may struggle to seal a move away because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Harry Kane has reached the crossroads of his career at the worst time possible," Carragher said in The Telegraph. "In other circumstances, the Tottenham striker’s comments suggesting he would consider a move in the near future would be reasonable."Spurs fans may not like it, but I can understand why Kane is wondering whether his trophy ambitions will be served elsewhere. The Mauricio Pochettino era is over and the lifespan of an excellent but ultimately unsuccessful team is winding down."The refreshing of the Spurs squad never materialised when it was needed, and it is fair for players to ask themselves if they want to be part of the next rebuild or seek pastures new in a side more advanced in its reconstruction."But these are far from normal times, with clubs losing money and needing to cut costs rather than plan major investments in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. That means if players in the highest price bracket want out of their clubs, there is less chance they will get their wish."Kane is in that category. A limited number of clubs can afford him, and I am not sure how many have the appetite to engage in a fractious negotiation with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy in the current climate."
Carragher thinks that City and United seem to be the most likely destinations for Kane.
"Other than the Manchester clubs, where can Kane go? And how viable is a move to the Etihad or Old Trafford? City need a long-term replacement for Sergio Aguero, who is one of the greats but approaching his 32nd birthday. I suspect they are more likely to spend big on a player in his early twenties," he said. "Kane turns 27 in July. We have no idea when the next transfer window will open or next season start. If Kane does not leave soon, the situation gets trickier for him. When players hit 28, psychologically it makes a big difference to clubs. They see him as nearer 30, recognise there is no resale value and balk at high valuations."Manchester United’s need for a top-class No.9 is urgent and they might see Kane as the ideal fit, but they will apply the same logic if the fee is upwards of £150 million. From Kane’s perspective, is United’s situation better than Spurs over the past five years? There is a four-point gap in the Premier League but United remain in transition."