Kane’s future has been a source of hot debate for some time now, all centred around whether or not he needs to leave the club in order to win trophies, something Spurs as a club haven’t been able to do since their 2008 League Cup victory.
And whilst some, like former Spurs player Danny Murphy, think that Kane’s future lies with the player and it will ultimately be his decision, speaking on the Football Writers Podcast, Stafford-Bloor thinks that if Kane were to leave the club, that chairman Levy will have to take some responsibility for allowing him to leave and suggests he may have to follow him out of the door:
“I’d say for Daniel Levy also, there is a very heavy personal cost to selling him. I think if you sell him, you then have to resign. Because I don’t think you can ever be forgiven for doing something, it’s like all those years ago, the Edmonton Oilers trading Wayne Gretzky, he’s the one player that you don’t get rid of, because he’s the one player that means more than any other to the fans.
“This would be a step too far, I think you lose all credibility if, as a result of poor managerial choices and failure to financially support managers who are doing good things for the club, the consequence is then to sell a player who is not even one in a generation, he’s one every few generations.”
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TIF Thoughts on Seb Stafford-Bloor’s comments on Daniel Levy and Harry Kane…
Stafford-Bloor is right to bring up the emotional side of things, given the incredible connection that Kane has with the supporters and that surely has to play a factor in any talk about his future, there’s more to this deal than just the business side.
But having to resign does seem a stretch too far, especially before he is given a chance to reinvest whatever money the club manages to get back for him – investment that could lead to a trophy down the line. If he does decide to finally yield and let Kane leave, then he should at least be given a chance to prove himself, and hopefully it turns out better than what happened with the Gareth Bale saga in 2013.