Dimitar Berbatov believes Harry Kane will face a dilemma over his Tottenham future this summer and compared it to his own departure from the club in 2008.
Talisman Kane has become one of the world’s most formidable frontmen during his stay in North London – but he has yet to receive his first major trophy.
This barren streak could end in the Carabao Cup final this weekend, although Berbatov has warned that Kane’s predicament has many similarities with his decision to move on to Manchester United.
Dimitar Berbatov says Harry Kane faces a dilemma about his Tottenham future this summer
Berbatov was questioned in his interview with The Telegraph about the headache that awaits Kane in a few weeks.
He said: “In the case of Harry Kane, if Spurs win that cup final, they will face big problems again.
But, unlike me, he’s English, he’s a Spurs legend in my opinion, English legend, captain, so hopefully if they win that trophy that could be a big step to win more and not again 10 or 13 to wait. years for something else, because by then Harry Kane’s career is over.
Berbatov (left) has revealed he was leaving Tottenham to win more trophies and said Kane (right) could do the same to fulfill his ambitions
Tottenham talisman Kane (left) has made it clear his desire to regularly challenge for silverware
“For me personally I think:” Harry Kane, what a great player, best striker in the world, what has he won in his career? Zero “.
“That would be a shame if it doesn’t change and so I hope if Spurs wins that trophy it will be a big step to win things, but it’s not easy.”
Kane is at real risk of missing the showdown at Wembley due to an injury, but events on the field in his absence will likely play a critical role in determining his future.
Berbatov, who played for Tottenham between 2006 and 2008, won the League Cup victory over Chelsea in his last season at the club.
Berbatov spent two years with Tottenham but left to mount tilts for trophies at Old Trafford
Despite the result, the now 40-year-old believed he should leave to win more trophies and was allowed to go to Old Trafford after turning his head.
The former Bulgarian international insisted in the same interview that ‘things change dramatically’ for a player after a major club has shown interest in them following the silverware’s success.
Berbatov called the opportunity ‘once in a lifetime’, adding, ‘That’s why I made that decision and probably we’ll see it happen again soon because Harry Kane is now in my position where I was before.’
As reported by The athleticKane will likely push for a move away from Tottenham at the end of the season if the team fails to finish in the top four.
England captain Kane is said to be ‘running out of patience’ with the progress seen at the club and remaining ‘frustrated’ by the lack of trophies.
Manchester City and Manchester United have been earmarked as the most likely destinations, with foreign interest likely as well.
However, it will prove difficult for interested parties to prize Kane away as Daniel Levy is unwilling to sell and will likely demand an exorbitant transfer fee.