Spurs have had a bit of an odd season under Antonio Conte. They sit third in the Premier League and just four points off top, while they also look well positioned to well poised to advance in the Champions League as they are currently top of the group.
In saying that, their play has often underwhelmed in recent times. They employ a fairly passive approach, sitting deep and attempting to hit teams on the counterattack. It is effective, but can also be difficult to watch when not well executed.
Regardless, the results have been good as Spurs attempt to compete on multiple fronts. Harry Kane has been key in that, acting as both the main scoring and creative fulcrum in the side.
Having previously attempted to force a move away from North London, he now seems content with life at the club.
Ian Wright warns Harry Kane off Bayern Munich move
Manchester City have been long-term admirers of Harry Kane, but it is highly likely that their interest has wained after the arrival of Erling Haaland during the summer.
While that option may now be gone, another could present itself in the form of Bayern Munich. It has been suggested in recent times that the German champions will look to make a move for the striker in 2023, at which point he will only have 12 months left on his contract.
A move to a club with such a serious pedigree could appeal to Kane, who has yet to win a major honour during his career. However, not all are convinced that this would be the case.
Paul Merson said in recent times that a move to Bayern should not appeal to the player, making a ridiculous Robert Lewandowski gaffe in the process. Those comments were ridiculed by many, although Ian Wright seems to hold a similar opinion.
Speaking to Premier League productions, the Arsenal man said that Harry Kane would be better served staying at Spurs as opposed to picking up handy medals in Bavaria.
That’s it with Harry (Kane). You would have thought that he’s going to be at Tottenham now.
With all due respect to Bayern Munich. If Conte’s staying and I am Harry Kane, then I am probably staying.
I am not being disrespectful to the Bundesliga or Bayern Munich, if Harry Kane stayed here, with Conte, you have to say that’s the best chance, especially trying to beat a Manchester City side, of winning the Premier League here, for what they are trying to do.
So, why take the chance of going there and even if you do win the Bundesliga, then people aren’t going to give you the credit. It’s not hurt Robert Lewandowski, but at the same time, we are talking about Harry Kane who hasn’t won anything.
I would rather stay at Spurs and try there because of the stature he will have there. He will probably get a statue and all of that, if he can do that.
Always one hoping to break records, Harry Kane will certainly have his eye on both the Spurs and Premier League scoring charts in the seasons ahead. However, the club look well short of competing for major honours as things stand despite some strong recent form.
Moving to Bayern Munich would all but guarantee some medals, with Kane previously admitting that winning trophies was his main aim over the course of his career.
Of course, comments such as the ones from Merson and Wright come from a very Anglo-centric point of view. Bayern are one of the biggest clubs in world football, something that seems to be overlooked in this debate.
It will be interesting to see how Kane views them should the option to move emerge next summer.