Home » Harry Kane is world-class and will be missed but he is not irreplaceable
Harry Kane is world-class and will be missed but he is not irreplaceable
By Bruce Grove -

Ignore the headline, Harry Kane is irreplaceable, end of article.

OK, time to be a grown-up and not a parody of a Tottenham fan, I will leave that to the jokers on Youtube.

So, who is out there that Tottenham could possibly get that could replace Harry Kane?

Well, other than a Robert Lewandowski or a “superstar” calibre type of player, the field is limited.

The field is even more restricted by the fact that top players want Champions League football.

But the thing is this, Kane is not totally unique, there are other strikers that have consistently been knocking the goals in, so it is possible for Spurs to land another prolific goalscorer.

There is every possibility that there is a player out there that most of us think is not up to standard but who could actually replace the England captain.

Mo Salah failed at Chelsea and Inter’s Romelu Lukaku could not do it at Man Utd either. There is quite a long list of players that have not shown their real worth until they move to a club that is more suitable.

Take Danny Ings, he could not convince Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool but does it for Southampton, so the consensus is he can only do it at a certain level, a bit like Lukaku and Salah really at United and Chelsea.

There are strikers out there that under the right circumstances can get the goals that Spurs need.

Losing Kane is huge, make no mistake about that but the idea that he is irreplaceable is simply wrong, he is not.

But whether Tottenham have the nous to find the right replacement is a whole different debate and not one that my fragile head can handle today.

Tags harry kane NewsNow
64 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
trackback

[…] MORE: Harry Kane is NOT irreplaceable for Tottenham […]

Finn
Finn
1 year ago

The sky is falling……..well maybe..

Harry Kane supposedly leaving is making headlines, tho’ from what I’ve seen, there was only one report regarding the contacts being made to his representative (his brother I think) put out by Sky Sports, which of course everyone believes because when has the media ever used sensationalism rather than fact to boost ratings? Add to this, liberal interpretations of what Harry Kane himself HAS NOT SAID – so can we assume the original claim that the contacts with his reps is not fantasy?

Hacks making things up is not new; mostly they make up things which they consider “plausible”. Eg, a player is out of contract soon and a former manager gets a new job at their old club….well 2 + 2 = 6 ……. I mean it’s obvious, innit ???

Harry Kane’s situation fits this profile. He’s said he wants to win team trophy’s and since we’re not going to win one this year he won’t get to do so, therefore he’ll be leaving to do so elsewhere. Given the other club-shaking skittles, tumbling beneath the bowling ball that is Levy’s head and the prospects of there being yet another re-build, the assumption is he’ll want to leave – but this is speculation and assumption only: not verified and not fact.

What is fact is that a whole bunch of pundits, bloggers and assorted hacks have pocketed this assumption AS A FACT and then started to speculate on his preferences and expectations from there! I mean really????

A number of things might hold this back, not least of which is the 3 years left on his contract. Now before everyone starts saying “you can’t make a player play if they don’t want to”, Daniel Levy will – he has done so before and if needs be, will again.

Now we can speculate, knowing that it is speculation only and thus comes with no requirement for hyper-emotional, panic driven chicken-licken type stuff. But for me a healthy pinch of salt (don’t tell my cardiologist) and many years of hard won cynicism, lead me to question anything that is not directly attributed and that comes from people who’s motivations are far from an altruistic sense of truth-sharing with their fellow man.

It IS plausible that there may be some meat to this story (the original, not the 500 reports about the report), but that itself was speculative and whilst so much bad air might suggest that someone has taken a dump, its equally likely to be flatulence.

I doubt Harry or the club will confirm or deny anything this week and if they don’t then everything else, until proved otherwise, is a wind-up.

I think a Stay Calm mug and a hot cup of tea might be the order of the day.

he's got no left foot
he's got no left foot
1 year ago

jermaine defoe, he’s a yido……and available…and cheap probably

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 year ago

What a fabulous surprise. Chelsea beat Leicester comfortably and Liverpool and Chelsea get top 4.

So predictable. The Prem is a snooze.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 year ago

Leicester not even fighting by looks of it. They got the cup, they gave em a game then….how strange….??

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 year ago

Got 1….

he's got no left foot
he's got no left foot
1 year ago

can i recommend The Illusion on YT. he has decoded elite sport and the epl. a leap of faith for some but verifiable and clear to me and there’s a nice earner to be had

he's got no left foot
he's got no left foot
1 year ago

I know from numerous post you see the same patterns i do, this is a way if showing the sheep

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 year ago

Gematria sports is another. The fella makes a good point about the pace of the top flight and the time they get on the ball and how you don’t get time on the ball and space in the semi pro game even compared to Prem. I’ve said for ages it’s a myth the games quicker now. You watch some old Merseyside or NLD’s it’s a million mph…now theres space all over and defending seems to be dead. It’s theatre.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 year ago

Makes sense why they sacked Jose. I noted the name of the “caretaker” too. Interesting.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 year ago

Nice one. I’ll av a look.
Yes, It’s an entertainment business after all. Liverpool were always going to start winning around April to ensure CL, and suddenly VAR is back on their side?!

Paddio
Paddio
1 year ago

Shows how we might have been most affected by the Utd stadium invasion.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 year ago

The top four i predicted at beginning of season.

East Stand
East Stand
1 year ago

We are a big club, we have a world class stadium, training facilities and were considering ourselves part of the ‘elite’ Super League breakaway group of clubs.

So why then, do our best players have to leave to go and win things just as they did 30 years ago? 🤔

eddie
eddie
1 year ago

How the fcuk has Sissoko made the French Euros squad?They have so much talent he shouldn’t be anywhere near it.Also Areola instead of Mandanda.

East Stand
East Stand
1 year ago

This has got nothing to do with the fact that he’s either replaceable or not. The fact that he wants to leave is a sad indictment of the trajectory of the football club after moving to the supposedly ‘game changing’ new stadium..

There is no silver lining to this cloud, so please spare us this patronising drivel…

Paddio
Paddio
1 year ago
Reply to  East Stand

Even Hoddle left.
Most players do either by player or clubs choice.
Kane is very focused for him, there was no absolutes he would have stayed regardless. When did Drinkwater and Kante leave Leicester?

East Stand
East Stand
1 year ago
Reply to  Paddio

If we had been challenging for things every year Kane would stay. This isn’t about money for him, so if we’d have been up there abs in the Champions League etc then he would want to stay in my opinion.

You can’t compare Kante and Drinkwater, Leicester needed to balance the books and Chavski probably tripled their wages too. Despite their success Leicester are a still a relatively small club.

East Stand
East Stand
1 year ago
Reply to  East Stand

I know for a fact that about 18 months ago Kane intended to stay at Spurs for the long haul. Levy has let him down and he knows he has to leave to win stuff. Before he was being told it was onwards and upwards at Spurs. It was obviously complete b*llocks from Levy just to keep him sweet…

Paddio
Paddio
1 year ago
Reply to  East Stand

Challenging and winning are two different things, and we’ve shown that.
No you’re right, its not about money for kane the contract took that out of the equation, its about his own development and because that’s been a success (esp under Jose) though its focused his mind on trophies as this is the gap left to fill.
Personally I think and I’ve not got an inside track like you have so no facts, he’d like to experience city and that’s not just to win things, stay in the Premier league (as top ever scorer is important to harry) but to also workwith Pep to improve him as a footballer.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 year ago
Reply to  East Stand

It’s a real game changer alright, Eastie; we’ve got no money left!

Surespur
Surespur
1 year ago

In the event Kane does leave, I would like to see us try to sign Ings from Southampton; and Watkins from Villa. Both would be palatable to Levy, from a financial perspective; and both would probably look at Spurs as an upwards move, despite all the negativity surrounding the club right now. Having two decent option up front is something we’ve lacked for too long now, so getting in 2 players of this ilk might provide a tangible silver lining. Then again, Levy may well have other ideas for the utilisation of the Kane money.

Paddio
Paddio
1 year ago
Reply to  Surespur

Going to need some for two centre backs, nice if we tried Skriniar again because whilst inter won the league they are really desperate for cash.

Surespur
Surespur
1 year ago
Reply to  Paddio

Yes mate, the need for 2 CB’s is long-standing, but if Kane goes, replacing him would be the highest of all priorities, by some distance. We’re probably going to finish top 6-7, even with Dier and co as our back line. Remove Kane, without replacing him adequately and we’ll be starting season 22-23 in the championship

Paddio
Paddio
1 year ago
Reply to  Surespur

ironically the barrier for why we’ve struggle to get a striker is gone, so it should be an easier sell.

Matt
Matt
1 year ago
Reply to  Surespur

Ings is always injured mate 🙄

East Stand
East Stand
1 year ago
Reply to  Surespur

Levy and Baldini wasted 3/4 of the Bale money. So unless he gets a proper idea of how to spend it I fear it will change nothing. Selling your best players to buy more players is simply treading water.

Paddio
Paddio
1 year ago
Reply to  East Stand

We are a sell to buy club, after 20 years of Enic and Tavistock I’d have thought it obvious there is no individual benefactor.

Surespur
Surespur
1 year ago

Harry Kane is, of course, replaceable. It all depends on ambition. The transfer tavern are reporting that the dark lord made an enquiry, in February, as to the availability of some lad called Haaland, from Norway. It’s official, silly season is well and truly underway.

Baleficent
Baleficent
1 year ago

We can’t replace a local lad who is world class in everything he does, on and off the pitch. A vaguely competent owner of a football club would have built around this generational talent. Instead we have a world record debt and a sh*** toilet bowl to play in. I hope we get relegated if it means ENIC and Levy going as at least after those parasites are gone we will have some hope. Right now, I don’t have any. So sad we are losing the best Spurs player I have ever seen. We’ve had a few decent ones as well.

legoverlass
legoverlass
1 year ago

I hear the Bale boy may be baling out of tomorrow’s match. Mason says he is waiting for Bale to let him know if his body is up to it after Sunday. Oh well, I suppose it is a match of no importance to the club and the first one he will have played with a crowd in the stadium. Still, I guess for £300k a week it’s pushing it to ask him to play for the remaining two matches

Matt
Matt
1 year ago
Reply to  legoverlass

Wales. Golf. Money. Tottenham.

MrChickenhead
MrChickenhead
1 year ago
Reply to  Matt

Drop the last one and I agree.

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
1 year ago

We improved further after Bale left, and Modric, and Berbs, and judas, etc. It’s incredible that Kane has given us a vast majority of his career because the club, in my view, didn’t deserve him. I’m really pleased that he’s taken the decision to go and join a club that makes winning things a top priority, even though that situation express all that I have come to find exasperating about top level football these days, and why I find myself caring less and less about the essentially paid for trophy cabinets of the not for profit Globetrotter clubs.

Mark
Mark
1 year ago

Who would come here of that calibre? This is a disaster, but it is not only Kane that will need replacing, we need winners who bring trophies, even Bill Nick could not turn lemons into avocados, so he chased the best and got them. Levy will not shell out for tried and trusted and the die for the shirt are admired by the top, top clubs. Ericksen wanted to go to Real Madrid and shirked the European Cup Final, if he had got stuck in, he may of gotten his move. Levy knows it and still will not budge and as rightly given by HH we have a mortgage to die for and it might yet kill the club, or what is left of it.

Cali
Cali
1 year ago

I say Southampton Danny Ings is the perfect striker to replace Kane I will also say Bamford of leeds looks good prospect but I suspect he wants to stay with Leeds.

Mike
Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Cali

Anyone associated with Leeds, that we are interested in, seem more interested in staying at Leeds right now, than going to Spurs. Don’t those people know we were almost a ESL team for Fs-sake!

Cali
Cali
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

I like Bamford and the Brazilian guy Raphinha from them they can keep the rest including Bielsa cheers.

Last edited 1 year ago by Cali
MrChickenhead
MrChickenhead
1 year ago
Reply to  Cali

Harrison seems decent enough.

Matt
Matt
1 year ago
Reply to  Cali

Hahaha stop it Cali 😂😩😂 Bamford looks a good prospect. He’s 27 ffs!! And as for Danny ‘15 games a season’ Ings…. I’ll have a puff on whatever you’re smoking brother ☺️

Paddio
Paddio
1 year ago
Reply to  Matt

Ings played 38 games last season and 28 this

Bertoliver
Bertoliver
1 year ago

The only good thing that might come out of Harry leaving is it might hasten the end of Levy and hopefully Lewis. The reason for Harry needing to leave the club he so patently loves is all down to the mismanagement of it by ENIC whose policy of self enrichment at the expense of player investment has led to this.
I know players come and go but the previous sales were of players with no loyalty to Spurs. Even the media who have given Levy the benefit of the doubt are increasingly questioning his stewardship so this might well become a tipping point.
Next season might be very unpleasant for Levy and his family sitting in the directors box as the displeasure of the fan base is firmly directed at him not the players and manager and about time too.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 year ago

You could get a striker who might score twenty goals every year, true.

But I will tell what you can’t replace. I’ll tell you what Levy can’t buy with all his and Joe Lewis’ billions.

You can’t replace the love and affection every Spurs fan has for Harry Kane.

You can’t replace the love for a player that did it the hard way, going on loan everywhere and came through the academy to be one of the world’s best strikers.

You can’t replace a player who is not just a great striker but a world class assist machine with a sublime touch on the ball.

You can’t replace a player who is a Spurs fan himself and shows that with his work on the field and playing when injured and rushing back from injury to play in a Champions League Final and Carabao Cup Final and many more games.

You can’t replace a player who has put his career at risk because he loved the club so much he let himself be played far too much.

You can’t replace a player who is a model professional on and of the field, who has never caused the club a minutes worry with any dodgy behaviour.

You can’t replace a team captain and England captain who leads by example and who even other club’s fans admire.

You can’t replace the memories Harry Kane has given the Tottenham Hotspur fans. Memories of the greatest Spurs player of his generation.

Go ahead then Mr Levy, replace that.

Last edited 1 year ago by James McKevitt
Harry Hotspur
1 year ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Amen!

Bertoliver
Bertoliver
1 year ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

He has the longest bar in the world

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 year ago
Reply to  Bertoliver

😁👍😜

Cali
Cali
1 year ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

We will get over Kane no worries, when it comes to levy everybody is replaceable money talks man think about how many managers and players he replaced countless I say.

Last edited 1 year ago by Cali
Elevenstonedidiots
Elevenstonedidiots
1 year ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Well said. If you asked a bunch of scientists to build the perfect prototype footballer for Spurs you would end up with Harry Kane. Kane gave Spurs every chance to get serious but Levy was more interested in cheese rooms and retractable pitches.

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
1 year ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Probably the best post on this site I have ever read. Thank you, James. 👏👏👏

Now can someone nail this to Levy’s head with a 2 by 4 to ensure he gets the message???

Matt
Matt
1 year ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Well said! Sorry Bruce but you’re chatting sh*t. Irreplaceable is exactly what the boy Kane is.

England Mike
England Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Undeniable facts and I would say there are others who also have the same level of commitment to the club.

Limerick AL
Limerick AL
1 year ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Excellent James it would bring goosebumps out on anyone who loves the Club.

Irish spur
Irish spur
1 year ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Jesus James that is the best post ever..just perfection .made me cry but I’m an emotional wreck at moment anyway

Paddio
Paddio
1 year ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Kane is world class but Does he make your favourite ever player, does he make top 5? Who’s your top 5?

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 year ago
Reply to  Paddio

Hi Paddio, my favourite Spurs players really tough to pick just five, Jimmy Greaves, Pat Jennings, Glenn Hoddle, Ledley King, Harry Kane.

East Stand
East Stand
1 year ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Harry Kane is a player intertwined with the soul of the club, like the fans are. Levy is doing his level best to tear the soul out of the club, and he’s very nearly completed that task.

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

Hey c’mon, think what we can do with the kind of money we get from Kane. We could build a Premier League topping team. These are my pick of the players we should target:Roberto Soldado · Erik Lamela · Etienne Capoue · Vlad Chiriches · Paulinho · Nacer Chadli · Christian Eriksen.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

👍😜😀

dancingbarber
dancingbarber
1 year ago

Poch built a super team that was joy to watch, but just didn’t make it. Walker left and we managed, Rose disappeared and we managed, Moussa left and we managed Eriksen left and we…er……

I need to think this through.

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
1 year ago

Of course he is irreplaceable. Who on earth of his quality is going to want to come to Spurs? Even allowing for the fact that we could afford such a player, he won’t want to join a struggling (with Kane) team that is going to be hard pressed to get ropey league and never wins any trophies. We won’t be able to get anywhere near his quality, even if Levy broke his lifetime habit and actually bought the finished article.
So be depressed Bruce like the rest of us, and stop trying to look for a silver lining if Kane goes because there isn’t one. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and admit life is crap.

Last edited 1 year ago by mikeyhughes
eddie
eddie
1 year ago

He is irreplacable if any transfer money is not invested wisely and we know Levy’s previous in this respect.The Levy/Hitchens double act is what got us where we are today.

You site two ex Chelsea players as not being recognised ,but they were very young at the time.Salah went on and gradually made his name at Fiorentina and Lukaku moved on to WBA amongst others ,but managed to average roughly a goal every 2 games at his subsequent clubs.He’s ben slightly better this season at Inter.

The problem for both players was that Chelsea always bought established stars and that is why they are so successful.As a result they both could not break into the first team.

In Ings’ case he suffered so many injuries that Liverpool decided to cut their losses.He still is and that is why we shouldn’t consider him even though he can be very good on his day.

In fact Harry was sent out on a number of loans before I think Sherwood gave hima his break and since then his relentless determination and self belief has got him to where he is now.

Kane will be a huge loss and the money for him has to be used so carefully and Levy and Hitchens cannot be trusted to do so,unless there is a complete turn around in their MO which i suggest is highly unlikely.

Spursnutd
Spursnutd
1 year ago

Ha like my 13yr old asking about santa the Harry is replaceable that statement. Santa is finished and so is that Harry statement. There is no one player out there anywhere near the class of kane. I believe son due to his age will want out too along with Hugo. Then you have the others we all know who they are that need to go. Sad thing is they will be the ones who stay.

Lord Croker
Lord Croker
1 year ago

Son will be next out the door.

East Stand
East Stand
1 year ago
Reply to  Lord Croker

Yep.

Follow Us