Following their 3-0 loss in Zagreb last night, Tottenham Hotspur’s season took a mighty blow for a number of reasons.
Not only did it eliminate one of the paths they had to end their long trophy drought, but also, given their position in the league, may have slammed the door shut when it comes to competing in the Champions League next season.
And as always, a major setback for Spurs means that one of the big topics of discussion will be the future of Kane and whether or not he needs to leave in order to truly shine rather than being held back at a club that are constantly falling short.
Speaking on the BBC 5 Live Football Daily podcast, when asked whether or not the club are going to struggle to keep Kane as a result of their latest Europa League exit, Dawson felt that whilst he hoped that wouldn’t be the case, the writing is very much on the wall when it comes to the England captain and the level that he is at right now.
He said: “Everyone knows what I think of Harry Kane as a player, and he’s been at that football club and is the heartbeat of the football club, I’ve always said it.
“But you’re not making [the] Champions League and you’re not making [the] Europa League, he wants to play at the highest level. So look, when you get knocked out in these games, everyone’s going to be talking about clubs [he could move to], if you look at Haaland, you look at Mbappe, I believe Kane’s in that bracket, but you want to be playing at the highest level.”
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Dawson can hope all that he wants, but at the end of the day it all comes down to what Kane desires and how he wishes his career to be remembered, and given the ‘crisis’ that the club are going through right now, this summer might be the optimal time for Kane to leave, rather than having to be part of the rebuild.
And given the fee that he could ultimately command if he were to leave, there’s no denying that his sale would go a long way to helping the club get back on its feet.