Kane to PSG hinted at Mbappe-Haaland ‘chess game’ as Hoddle admits Spurs exit could happen
Tottenham legend Glenn Hoddle admits Harry Kane could leave the club this summer and thinks it’s possible a ‘chess game’ transfer involving Manchester City, Real Madrid, Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland could lead star striker at Paris Saint-Germain.
A big move is expected in the next window, and Kane’s name is very much in that pot, as Spurs struggle to fulfill his personal ambition.
Hoddle says the England captain has earned the right to consider a move elsewhere.
What was said?
Former Tottenham player and manager Hoddle told the evening standard“I don’t know if it’s in Tottenham’s hands, I think it’s Harry Kane’s decision.
“No one would blame Harry Kane if he moved now. If he said ‘I’m going to get some silverware somewhere else’ and the right offer was there, he’s the one to make that decision and then Spurs have to get the best deal they can possibly get. It would be a blow to the team.
“There are only a few clubs that will be able to afford Harry, that’s his problem at the moment.
“There could be a game of chess – if Haaland goes to Man City and Mbappe goes to Real Madrid, maybe there’s an opening at PSG? I wouldn’t like to see him at PSG, I would love to see him stay at Tottenham, but I wouldn’t blame him if he went somewhere else.”
Will Kane stay at Spurs?
The 27-year-old is tied to a contract in north London until 2024, having remained fiercely loyal to the club. However, there’s no escaping the fact that a man with 217 Spurs goals is yet to get his hands on major silverware.
The Carabao Cup final against Manchester City on April 25 could end this barren run, but it remains to be seen whether the outcome of that fixture will dictate where Kane plays next season.
“In an ideal world, I know Harry loves Tottenham, he wants to stay at Tottenham and win trophies,” Hoddle said. in the modern history of the club and then say that it is a springboard to greater success?
“Do not forget [manager Jose] Mourinho did it at Manchester United with the League Cup and at Chelsea it was the first trophy he won. It all depends on this game, it really does.
“Spurs have come to a crossroads. The League Cup is a crossroads for them. OK, it doesn’t get them into the Champions League, but winning some silverware will give everyone a boost and will give Jose a springboard to go from there.
“For many different reasons, maybe Harry Kane stays, maybe Jose leans on something, Tottenham’s season comes down to this League Cup final. It’s a huge game for them. .”