It “would be a crime” for Harry Kane to end his career at Tottenham with no medals – and Man City would be the perfect destination for the striker.
That is according to ex-Premier League forward Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after legendary City striker Sergio Aguero announced that he would leave the club at the end of the season after nine years and 257 goals.
City have long been linked with Kane, 27, who leads the Premier League for both goals and assists this season.
After a spate of reports suggesting that Kane is considering quitting Spurs, news of Aguero’s departure has amplified talk surrounding a potential move.
Whelan urged the England skipper to quit Tottenham in the summer for the good of his legacy, claiming he would be a “frightening” prospect at City.
He told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs: “He’s got to move out of Tottenham as quickly as possible if he has got aspirations to win things. If any player deserves to win things, it’s him.
“He’s at a certain point in his career where you’ve only got so many years left. When you’re a big player and a big name like Harry Kane, to finish with no medals would be a crime for a player of his ability.
“I can’t see Spurs winning anything. He has got to do it for himself and get out of the club. He gave them a year to say he wants to see some change and ambition at the club. He’s given them that year now and they haven’t hit the heights that he expects.
“Go and win some medals, whether in the Premier League or abroad. Whoever gets him, they are getting a natural goalscorer who can do pretty much everything in the game.
“He would give an added edge to go on and win the title again if it’s Man City or definitely compete for the title with another club. It would be frightening the number of goals he could score at City.”
Kane is currently away on international duty with England and addressed the speculation regarding his future to reporters.
Quoted via Sky Sports, he claimed: “I’m fully focussed on doing the job on the pitch from now until the end of the summer, and then we’ll see where we go from there.”