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Former England midfielder Danny Murphy suggests the time is right of Harry Kane to leave Tottenham Hotspur and join Manchester City. The 27-year-old has 13 goals to his name this season, with a staggering 11 assists.
Trophies, though, have so far eluded the England captain during his time with Spurs. According to Murphy, the Etihad Stadium and Pep Guardiola would provide the perfect platform for Kane to claim the success.
Murphy said: “Harry Kane clearly loves Spurs and wanted to give Jose Mourinho every chance this season. But they are miles off challenging for a Premier League title or Champions League, so now it’s decision time.
“Does he want to be like Thierry Henry, who left Arsenal for Barcelona and won the Champions League? Or does he want to be like Jamie Vardy, who stayed at Leicester when he was coveted by other clubs and could have won more silverware, but will be remembered as the Foxes’ greatest player? One thing looks clear. From this summer onwards, future offers will be harder to come by. So I do think he should twist rather than stick.”
Murphy added: “Picking the right club would also be vital for Kane, who doesn’t have the luxury of helping to build a long-term project. For example, Manchester United would be improved by signing the England captain and could afford his transfer fee and wages but, for Kane, is it worth leaving Spurs without that guarantee of immediate success? United might still be a year or two away from winning the big trophies which makes me think Manchester City looks a better fit.
“City are blowing everyone away at the moment but Pep Guardiola is too shrewd to want to go into next season relying on Gabriel Jesus or a ‘false nine’ now it’s clear Sergio Aguero is playing fewer games. I’m sure he’s thinking about it every day because time isn’t on his side. Right now, he is among the best three strikers in the world and would improve any team. A fortnight ago, he fed on scraps at the Etihad as City hammered Spurs 3-0. He must have wondered how many goals he’d score in a Pep Guardiola team and how many medals he would win.”