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Opinion: Harry Kane’s legacy depends on this summer’s transfer window

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane could be on his way out of the club at the end of this season, but it may not be to either Manchester club, according to Tuttosport.

Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri is reportedly interested in bringing the Englishman to Italy.

This news comes days after reports emerged that Kane wants a transfer to Manchester United in search of silverware after the Tottenham project has gone off the rails in the past year.

Spurs have been knocked out of all cup competitions and lie in eighth place in the Premier League this season.

The North London club finished the previous season poorly as well, despite managing to edge into the Champions League final.

It seems increasingly likely that Kane, who is approaching his peak at the age of 26, will need to move away from Tottenham in order to pick up some trophies.

Even on a personal level, Kane’s output seems to be stagnating with his goals per match from the start of the 2017-18 season until now falling to 0.68 as compared to 0.74 in the three seasons preceding that period.

Kane’s shooting accuracy and shooting success rate have also gone down in the same time frame and it seems that a change of scenery is required for him to regain his best form.

Harry Kane comparison (2017/18-present vs 2014/15-2016/17)

His progress has arguably been hampered by injuries with the striker missing 33 matches in the last two seasons as compared to 29 matches in the four seasons prior.

While Juventus is an exciting prospect, there are question marks over whether Kane will fit into Sarri’s tactical system or not.

Manchester United would have been an ideal fit, even in January, but Marcus Rashford’s stellar performances this season up until his injury and Anthony Martial stepping up in his absence, combined with the emergence of Mason Greenwood, means that a striker may not be top priority for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are now banned from Europe for the next two seasons, which would be a major deterrent for Kane.

The likeliest destination for Kane would be Real Madrid with former boss Mauricio Pochettino heavily linked with the club and Karim Benzema entering the twilight of his career.

Wherever he goes, it is imperative for Kane to be on the move this summer if he wants his legacy to be more than just a ‘one club man’.

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