Only a couple of weeks ago, the defeat against Burnley left Tottenham in a serious situation of seeing Antonio Conte part company with the club just a few months after arriving into the hot seat. The Italian was distraught after the team’s 1-0 loss to Burnley. Fast forward a few games and Spurs are back in contention for a top four place – one can click here for the latest top four odds – while rumours have once again kickstarted about an impending departure for Harry Kane. This drastic shift has occurred after Tottenham’s 5-0 win over Everton at home.
Harry Kane came up with a brace to become the sixth all-time top scorer in the Premier League with 176 goals. Kane has now moved past Arsenal great Thierry Henry. Still only 28 years old, the England international is very much in line to catch Alan Shearer, who sits at the top of the list with 260 goals.
After having had questionable form in the first few months of the season, Kane is slowly starting to make his presence felt in the race for the Golden Boot this season. Even though he remains nine goals shy of Mohamed Salah after managing 10 league goals so far, there is every potential that a player like Kane could catch up if he is on form. In the last five matches for Spurs, Kane has come up with five goals.
In the summer, Kane clearly set his sights on leaving Spurs in order to win trophies. The England international is very much aware that his chances of winning titles are fast declining with every season. The FA Cup exit at the hands of Middlesbrough might have once again put Kane’s mind in the limbo. It certainly does not help that former Spurs forward Teddy Sheringham has also joined the bandwagon to suggest that the England striker should move on to new pastures.
Kane was heavily linked with a move to Manchester City in the summer with Pep Guardiola even reportedly convincing the Premier League champions to pay around £ 150 million for the striker. Yet, Chairman Daniel Levy’s reluctance to part company with the player might prove a crucial turning point in Spurs’ 2021-22 campaign.
After having been a distant favourite for the top four finish only a few weeks ago, the big win over Everton has lifted hopes of making it into the top four. Spurs are just three points away from Arsenal who have played a game less. Manchester United are just two points ahead but after having played two more games than Antonio Conte’s team.
In such a scenario, the worst possible thing for Spurs would be the revival of transfer rumours surrounding Harry Kane. Conte has already had to deal with a ton of issues regarding the time. The presence of the Italian in the dugout will be a huge draw when trying to attract the top names in the summer transfer window.
Spurs need little distractions in the remaining 11 league matches. Focusing on the league matches might see a Spurs team in the Champions League next season and with Kane leading the line-up.