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“I think people would forgive him” | Jürgen Klinsmann weighs in on the future of Harry Kane

The England international star is out of contract after the 2023-24 season and may look to leave his beloved Tottenham in the hunt for silverware with Bayern Munich linked with interest

England international Harry Kane is drawing closer to a crossroads in what has been a stunning Premier League career on a personal level for the Tottenham Hotspur FC star that could, finally, take him away from north London come the end of next season if not sooner.

Under contract through the 2023-24 season, the London native will have to decide whether to keep faith in the project at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium spearheaded by Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici or if the desire to win major club honors trumps his loyalty to Spurs given the fact that for all his goals, the England star has never won a major trophy in his professional career for club or country.

According to former Spurs striker and German international Jürgen Klinsmann, the Tottenham fanbase could well see past any hatred of the player should he decide to move on to greener pastures in the hunt for silverware.

“I’m a huge, huge fan of Harry. There’s no doubt about it, as we all are at Spurs. It’s a decision that he has to make sooner or later. He knows he has a very good team right now. He has a very strong-minded manager, so we all hope that he actually starts to win trophies now with Spurs.”

“That’s our hope. But also, I think people would forgive him if he said at a certain point if it’s next summer or the summer after when his contract is definitely over, that he will move on to a club that might give him a higher probability to win trophies. But I still have that hope that it will happen with Spurs.”

Given speculation connecting German giants Bayern Munich with interest in Kane after the club finally admitted that they could well need a traditional center-forward to come in under Julian Nagelsmann in the wake of Robert Lewandowski’s summer departure from the Allianz Arena, there are few better destinations for Kane when it comes to the ability to net silverware.

Kane, who is on course to unquestionably become the all-time leading scorer for Tottenham in league history as he sits just 27 goals adrift of the late, great, Jimmy Graves, could still decide to remain in north London and cement a legacy at club level that would define an era even if he does not secure any silverware along the way.

Time will tell what the 29-year-old will decide moving forward, but for the moment, England’s all-time goalscoring record is in his sights as the Three Lions gear up for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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Andrew Thompson

US-based Football writer. German football guru with a wealth of experience in youth development and analysis. Data aficionado. Happily championing the notion that Americans have a knowledgeable voice in the beautiful game.

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