Gary Lineker admits he’s involved for Tottenham this season no matter whether or not or not Harry Kane makes the “improbable” transfer to Bayern Munich.
Kane – Tottenham and England’s all-time report goalscorer – has been closely linked with a transfer to the Bundesliga champions this summer time and Bayern have already had two bids knocked again of their efforts to land the striker.
Reviews on Friday claimed the Bavarians had made a 3rd – and ultimate – bid for the striker of greater than 100 million euros (£86million), additionally setting Spurs a midnight deadline to just accept or reject the provide.
The 30-year-old is out of contract on the finish of the upcoming marketing campaign and is reportedly eager on a transfer to Germany.
Spurs completed eighth final season – their lowest inserting within the Premier League since 2008 – regardless of Kane weighing in with 30 objectives, second solely to Erling Haaland.
“I’m involved for Spurs both manner, no matter occurs with Harry,” Lineker informed the PA information company.
“I’ve been involved about them for some time, I see the place they ended final season and they’re within the worst place that they had been in for fairly a while.
“They’ve made an distinctive signing in James Maddison, he’s a greater participant than lots of people suppose, I believe he’s completely high class.
“That could be a good addition however they’re an extended, great distance brief. The brand new supervisor (Ange Postecoglou) might make a distinction, however Harry, the objectives he scores, take that away from any staff it will be massively tough. It’s time to rebuild for Tottenham – rebuild, rethink, re-plan.”
One temptation for Kane to stay at Spurs is the tantalising prospect of turning into the Premier League’s all-time report goalscorer.
He’s at the moment on 213, second on the record to Alan Shearer, and wishes 48 objectives to surpass the previous Southampton, Blackburn and Newcastle striker.
Nevertheless, Lineker – who’s launching him personal impartial podcast, ‘The Relaxation is Soccer’, alongside Shearer – feels trophies would imply extra to Kane than particular person accomplishments.
“Clearly, it’s private report versus a near-guarantee to win trophies at Bayern, so I believe it is going to be an thrilling transfer for him,” added Lineker.
“It’s a staff recreation, I used to be as egocentric as anyone and I’ve spoken to Alan Shearer as nicely, I requested him ‘what would you’re taking, the Premier League report or your Premier League trophy?’ Immediately he stated the trophy.
“I’ve obtained three golden boots from three totally different golf equipment (Leicester, Everton and Tottenham) – a report in itself – but when I needed to give a type of away or my FA Cup, I’d give a type of away – it’s a staff recreation, you’re in it to win the large prizes, private data are great however they’re secondary.”
Only a few England gamers have opted to maneuver overseas previously however Lineker is somebody who selected to take action – thriving on and off the pitch throughout a three-year stint at Barcelona, leaving in 1989 to signal for Tottenham.
“All people is totally different however if you’re of the thoughts of desirous to expertise various things and enriching your life and studying totally different cultures, it’s completely the fitting factor to do,” the 62-year-old stated.
“What Jude Bellingham has performed at Borussia Dortmund and now with Actual Madrid has been wonderful, however clearly it’s a private alternative. I don’t know what Harry goes to do, I believe he’ll go.
“I believe it is going to be a improbable transfer for him, he’s assured to attain objectives, German soccer is absolutely attacking and it’ll go well with him.
“He could be going to probably the greatest golf equipment in world soccer, they win trophies yearly, a lovely metropolis – my solely recommendation could be try to study German as a result of it will be appreciated and assist him settle in. If he goes.”
:: Gary Lineker was speaking to mark the launch of ‘The Relaxation is Soccer’ and impartial podcast he’ll host alongside Alan Shearer and Micah Richards.