Dimitar Berbatov admits Harry Kane could leave Tottenham for ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ to win trophies, like he did by sealing Manchester United move in 2008… and believes it would leave his old club with ‘major problems’
- Dimitar Berbatov has compared his Tottenham exit to Harry Kane’s predicament
- Former ace Berbatov left the club in 2008 to regularly challenge for silverware
- Kane has made his desire to win trophies clear ahead of the Carabao Cup final
- Berbatov predicted ‘major problems’ if Spurs win the cup due to Kane’s ambition
Dimitar Berbatov believes Harry Kane is facing a dilemma over his Tottenham future this summer and likened it to his own exit from the club in 2008.
Talisman Kane has become one of the world’s most formidable frontmen throughout his time in north London – but is still yet to lift his first major trophy.
This barren streak may end this weekend in the Carabao Cup final, although Berbatov has warned that Kane’s predicament shares many similarities to his decision to move on to Manchester United.
Dimitar Berbatov says Harry Kane is facing a dilemma over his Tottenham future this summer
Berbatov was quizzed in his interview with The Telegraph about the headache which will be looming for Kane in just a matter of weeks.
He said: ‘In the case of Harry Kane, if Spurs win that cup final, again they will be faced with major problems.
‘But, unlike me, he is English, he is a Spurs legend in my opinion, England legend, captain, so, hopefully, if they win that trophy, that can be a major step to winning more and not wait another 10 or 13 years for something else because by that time has passed, Harry Kane’s career will be over.
Berbatov (left) has revealed he left Tottenham to win more trophies and said Kane (right) could do the same to meet his ambitions
Tottenham talisman Kane (left) has made his desire to regularly challenge for silverware clear
‘For me, personally, I think, “Harry Kane, what a great player, best striker in the world, what did he win in his career? Zero”.
‘That would be a shame if it doesn’t change and that’s why I hope if Spurs win that trophy it’s going to be a major step towards winning stuff, but it’s not easy.’
Kane is at real risk of missing out on the Wembley showdown due to injury – but events on the field in his absence are likely to play a crucial role in helping to decide his future.
Berbatov, who played for Tottenham between 2006 and 2008, netted in the League Cup final win over Chelsea in his final season at the club.
Berbatov spent two years with Tottenham but left to mount tilts for trophies at Old Trafford
Despite the result, the now 40-year-old believed he would have to leave in order to win more trophies and was allowed to head to Old Trafford after having his head turned.
The former Bulgaria international insisted in the same interview that ‘things change dramatically’ for a player after a big club expresses interest in them following silverware success.
Labelling the opportunity as ‘once in a lifetime’, Berbatov added: ‘That’s why I took that decision and, probably, we will see it happen again soon because Harry Kane is in my position now where I was before.’
As reported by The Athletic, Kane is likely to push for a transfer away from Tottenham at the end of the season if the team fail to finish in the top four.
It has been claimed that England captain Kane is ‘running out of patience’ with the progress on show at the club and remains ‘frustrated’ by the lack of trophies.
Manchester City and Manchester United have been earmarked as the most likely destination, with overseas interest also likely.
It will prove difficult for interested parties to prise Kane away, however, with Daniel Levy unwilling to sell and likely to demand an exorbitant transfer fee.
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