Dimitar Berbatov has recalled his own move from Tottenham to Manchester United in 2008 and says he understands the position Harry Kane is in and the expectation from Spurs’ fans.
This summer will be arguably the biggest in Harry Kane’s career, with the striker set to decide if he wants to remain at Spurs or join a top team where he may win trophies.
He has been one of the best strikers in the world for a long time now and has attracted the attention of top teams.
Yet he has remained loyal to the Lilywhites and risks finishing his career without any significant silverware.
After Spurs made Jose Mourinho their latest head coach, fans expected the team to win trophies, but that isn’t working out.
If this campaign ends without Champions League football and a trophy for them, Kane might ask to leave and Berbatov says it would be understandable.
But the former striker also admits that Spurs’ fans will not be happy as they expect everlasting loyalty from their players.
On Kane’s dilemma, Berbatov said via Sun Sports: “According to reports, he will look to leave Spurs if they fail to qualify for the Champions League next season.
“This isn’t a surprise. I don’t know if it will happen, but Kane is clearly thinking about his future.
“I can see why Kane would want to move if they don’t make the Champions League and if they don’t win the League Cup.
“I would not be surprised as of course he wants to play Champions League football. It depends on how Spurs finish the season.”
The Bulgarian continued: “I was Harry Kane at Tottenham once.
“I was in this position with the same decision and at the same club. There will be big thoughts going through his head.
“If he moves, he will be disappointing lots of Spurs fans. Some will turn against him, it is how it is in football.
“Fans take it personally and think that you are leaving, they feel that you’ve betrayed the club.
“My situation was similar, but also slightly different.
“I wanted to go to the biggest club to win trophies and that was Manchester United.
“When I heard there was a chance to go there, I did not hesitate.”