Harry Kane could make a surprise switch to a Premier League rival, according to ex-Spurs boss Harry Redknapp
Could you imagine the hysteria if this happened?
Where do we even begin with this one?
Forget Robin van Persie’s move to Manchester United from Arsenal, forget Carlos Tevez making way just down the road, and definitely forget that time Fernando Torres broke our hearts by going to Chelsea.
If Harry Kane was to ditch London for Merseyside (don’t get your hopes up, Toffees) jaws would drop so quickly a minor earthquake would resonate across the English capital.
Yet, according to former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp, it’s a possibility.
“He can turn a team. Liverpool, Man United, Man City. Where would he go? One of them three,” the 74-year-old said on the Redknapp’s Big Night Out show.
Putting aside the unlikeliness - let alone the sheer audacity - of ‘arry trading his Spurs whites for Liverpool red, let’s dare to imagine the impossible… at least for a few paragraphs.
Jurgen Klopp needs a new forward from the upcoming summer transfer window, that much is clear from the eye test. As far as speculation goes, it’s a need the German has reportedly acknowledged and accepted.
You also have taken into accoun the fact that both Roberto Firmino (current form aside) and Sadio Mane have fallen foul of some pretty heavy criticism since the turn of the year.
That’s not to say we’re chucking either in the bin as soon as the curtain falls on this campaign; the pair have been exceptional servants and a case could certainly be made for keeping the faith in them.
Perhaps all could change as soon as we have Virgil van Dijk’s and Joe Gomez’s pace to rely upon to squeeze our opposition into submission further up the pitch, perhaps the Dutchman’s ruthless diagonals will reignite our forward line…
There are a lot of ifs and maybes attached there, which is a rather fitting segue for the next suggestion.
Why shouldn’t we be interested in Harry Kane?
Joint-top scorer alongside Mo Salah on 22 Premier League goals, the England captain continues to thrive in the English top-flight.
At 27 years of age, the striker is heading towards his prime, which can only mean good news for wherever he calls home in the next few seasons, and pretty bad news for everyone else.
He’ll likely command an exorbitant fee, of course, potentially in excess of £100m, for anyone brave enough to have a punt.
“I love what Roberto Firmino has done for my old club - and he has found goalscoring form at the right time in the last few weeks - but no-one will argue against the fact Kane can do what the Brazilian does and more,” Jamie Carragher chipped in on the debate in his latest Telegraph opinion piece. “Supporters are educated enough to know what represents a good deal, and any club thinking of spending over £100 million on an attacker will look at those in their early 20s like Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe or Borussia Dortmund duo Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho.”
It’s exactly that prior point above that will be why we won’t end up joining the negotiating table alongside the likes of Manchester City and United.
Given the age of our current crop of forwards (excluding Diogo Jota), however, perhaps that’s not necessarily a bad thing… dream as we might of the impossible.