As days in Tottenham Hotspur‘s Premier League history go, Sunday 23 April 2023 will go down as a dark one.
After Newcastle United inflicted one of Spurs’ heaviest losses in a 6-1 hammering at St. James’ Park, further misery has been heaped on the Lilywhites after a difficult season.
Having seen their north London neighbours fight for the title, the era of Antonio Conte has come and almost as quickly gone, with hopes of Champions League football heading in the same direction.
Now, with just top-tier European competition having kept him at the club previously, talisman Harry Kane may have a difficult decision to make.
After pledging his future to the club repeatedly, his loyalty will again be tested this summer.
Spurs’ chairman Daniel Levy has stated this week that Kane is not for sale ‘at any price’ and any move will require Kane to submit a transfer request.
Still around 1/2 to stay with Tottenham then, if Kane does ask to finally leave the Tottenham nest, where might his next destination be?
Old Trafford bound?
If Kane does spread his wings, the most likely switch for the time being is at a 6/4 shot with BetVictor to make the move to Old Trafford for next term.
For United, having papered over the cracks at number nine for some time now, Kane would effortlessly fill the void.
Though Marcus Rashford has proved he can play the lone forward role, Rashford’s natural strength is as a support striker.
Going forward – literally – with Jadon Sancho on the wing, the three could eventually form a formidable English front line for Erik ten Hag.
It currently looks still some way off, but seeing Kane turn out for the Red Devils would make a lot of sense.
Pochettino lure remains for Kane
How about a longer shot?
Chelsea might appear a stretch right now, but with Mauricio Pochettino close to being unveiled as The Blues’ new permanent boss, could Kane and Poch yet be reunited?
Though the west London side will also be without the lure of Champions League football, his former manager might yet be a big pawn in Kane’s decision.
It was Pochettino who brought persevered with Kane and turned him into one of the finest strikers around; there would be no issues in picking up where they left off.
Chelsea, for all their money spent in the transfer market have – rather inexplicably – still failed to add a centre-forward.
That will change under the Argentine.
Though Romelu Lukaku could be set to make yet another return Stamford Bridge in the post-season, Kane making what would be a hugely controversial move south across the capital isn’t so improbable.
For that to materialise is short as 6/1, but is on for more than double that at 20s with BetUK.
Perhaps though, a fresh start on the continent is what Kane is after – it would certainly avoid any awkward moves to a rival club.
Linked for some time now with Bayern Munich, the Bavarians have not looked the same this term without the services of Robert Lewandowski.
Though Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting has ably filled the Pole’s boots for a time, Bayern are in need of a permanent number nine.
Kane, of all the front men around in Europe’s top leagues can make a strong case to being the perfect replacement for Lewandowski; an out-and-out, lethal target-man.
The main stumbling block here however, will be Kane’s pursuit of Alan Shearer‘s all-time Premier League goalscoring record.
Fresh from becoming Tottenham’s all-time record league scorer, Kane currently sits at 207 goals, just 53 behind Shearer.
It may only require two more full seasons for Kane to break that tally, but staying in England will, of course, be needed.
Nevertheless, if punters can see the England skipper seeking pastures new, PariMatch are offering 8/1 odds for Kane to be at ANY German club next season.
If matters in the boardroom at Spurs become somewhat ugly, this option for Levy would be wholly more palatable and as such, this outcome cannot be sniffed at.