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Glenn Hoddle warns Spurs Harry Kane transfer decision is “out of their hands”

Tottenham legend Glenn Hoddle has warned that the club may be unable to stand in Harry Kane’s way if he decides he wants to leave in the summer.

The England captain has had another superb season on a personal level, scoring 19 goals and creating 13 assists in the Premier League so far.

But despite his best efforts Spurs have struggled, and look likely to miss out on Champions League football for a second campaign in a row.

There are suggestions that Kane will look to move on if this is the case, and speaking on his latest podcast Hoddle stated his belief that Spurs may have no choice but to let him go.

Harry Kane could be tempted to leave Tottenham this summer

“I don’t think anyone would blame Harry if he moved now, if he said he wanted to win silverware elsewhere and the right offer was there,” Hoddle said.

“I think he is the one who will make that decision and Spurs will have to get the best deal they can. But it would be a crushing blow.

“Losing a quality player like Kane would be a setback to any club. I do not know whether it is in Tottenham’s hands.

“I think it is Harry Kane’s decision at the end of the day, to put his foot down and say he wants to go somewhere else and win trophies.”

However, Hoddle does not think there are many clubs who would be able to stump up the cash necessary to land Kane – but believes there could be a possibility of a reunion with his former manager Mauricio Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain.

“There are only a few clubs able to afford him, that’s his problem,” he added. “There could be a little game of chess.

“If Erling Haaland goes to Manchester City that blocks that, if Kylian Mbappe goes to Real Madrid, maybe there is an opening at Paris Saint-Germain

Glenn Hoddle thinks Kane may reunite with Mauricio Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain
Glenn Hoddle thinks Kane may reunite with Mauricio Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain

“I would not like to see him go to PSG to be honest. I’d prefer him to stay — but I would not blame him if he did look elsewhere.

“In an ideal world, I know Harry loves Tottenham and wants to stay to win trophies.

“If they win the Carabao Cup, does he see that as a key moment in the club’s modern history and say, ‘This is a stepping stone to go and get some success’.

“That game is a crossroads. OK, it does not get them into the Champions League, but they get some silverware and that would give everyone a lift and be a stepping stone for Jose to go on from there.”




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