Former Manchester United midfielder Luke Chadwick believes Tottenham need to take some responsibility for the way this season is panning out for star player Harry Kane.
The ex-Red Devil, speaking to CaughtOffside, believes Kane would have been a lot happier and in much better form playing for Manchester City this season, and that there might now be regret from all sides that this deal didn’t go through.
Kane has made a dire start to the season, with the England international yet to score a single Premier League goal so far, whilst generally also looking off the boil and perhaps like the summer transfer saga is affecting him.
Did Spurs make a mistake keeping Kane at the club against his will? Chadwick thinks it might be the case that the player is now struggling to get back to his best due to feeling that Daniel Levy and co. broke a promise to him about a move away.
“The whole situation and the way it played out seems to have left a sour taste,” Chadwick said. “I think something’s happened at the top of the club, where Kane was promised, maybe not in writing, that he’d get the chance to go off to pastures new.
“The way the team’s playing now, he doesn’t have a huge amount of involvement in games. It seems like that good start they had papered over a lot of the cracks at the football club. It looks like it could be a real struggle for Spurs to finish in the top four or five. They were absolutely torn apart by Arsenal, a much-criticised Arsenal, who looked fantastic against this placid Spurs team.
“I think there might be an element of regret from all parties, that Spurs missed out on getting a lot of money for the player, and Harry Kane would surely have been a lot happier and playing a lot better if he’d got the move to City.
“Obviously City still played very well against Chelsea but Kane would still add a lot to this team in terms of what they’re missing a bit in that number 9 position.
“It’s not played out particularly well and Tottenham have to take some responsibility for that, if it is true that Kane was promised a move that didn’t come to fruition.”