Gary Lineker admits he’s involved for Tottenham this season no matter whether or not or not Harry Kane makes the “fantastic” 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.
Reports on Friday claimed the Bavarians had made a 3rd and ultimate bid for the striker of greater than 100 million euros (£86m) and gave Spurs till midnight to just accept or reject the supply – a deadline which handed with no remark from both membership.
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 concerned for Spurs either way, whatever happens with Harry,” Lineker instructed 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 they’d been in for fairly a while.
“They have made an distinctive signing in James Maddison, he’s a greater participant than lots of people assume, I believe he’s completely prime class.
“That is a good addition but they are a long, long way short. The new manager (Ange Postecoglou) could make a difference, but Harry, the goals he scores, take that away from any team it would be hugely difficult. It is time to rebuild for Tottenham – rebuild, rethink, re-plan.”
One temptation for Kane to stay at Spurs is the tantalising prospect of changing into the Premier League’s all-time report goalscorer.
He is at present on 213, second on the record to Alan Shearer, and desires 48 objectives to surpass the previous Southampton, Blackburn and Newcastle striker.
However, Lineker – who’s launching him personal impartial podcast, ‘The Rest is Football’, alongside Shearer – feels trophies would imply extra to Kane than particular person accomplishments.
“Obviously, it is personal record versus a near-guarantee to win trophies at Bayern, so I think it will be an exciting move for him,” added Lineker.
“It is a team game, I was as selfish as anybody and I’ve spoken to Alan Shearer as well, I asked him ‘what would you take, the Premier League record or your Premier League trophy?’ Straight away he said the trophy.
“I have got three golden boots from three different clubs (Leicester, Everton and Tottenham) – a record in itself – but if I had to give one of those away or my FA Cup, I would give one of those away – it is a team game, you are in it to win the big prizes, personal records are wonderful but they are secondary.”
Very 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.
“Everybody is different but if you are of the mind of wanting to experience different things and enriching your life and learning different cultures, it is absolutely the right thing to do,” the 62-year-old mentioned.
“What Jude Bellingham has done at Borussia Dortmund and now with Real Madrid has been amazing, but obviously it is a personal choice. I don’t know what Harry is going to do, I suspect he will go.
“I think it will be a fantastic move for him, he is guaranteed to score goals, German football is really attacking and it will suit him.
“He would be going to one of the best clubs in world football, they win trophies every year, a beautiful city – my only advice would be try and learn German because it would be appreciated and help him settle in. If he goes.”
:: Gary Lineker was speaking to mark the launch of ‘The Rest is Football’ and impartial podcast he’ll host alongside Alan Shearer and Micah Richards.