Some Tottenham Hotspur fans are afraid they might have seen the last of Harry Kane following today’s 4-2 victory over Leicester City.
The 27-year-old reportedly wants to leave at the end of the campaign as he eyes silverware and regular Champions League football, and Spurs qualifying for the inaugural Europa League conference and winning the Golden Boot would not have changed his mind.
Kane and Son Heung-min and Dele Alli were locked in a warm embrace after the game, and his wife took to Instagram to react thus to the clip.
Tottenham fans think that could mean goodbye, with some of them taking to Twitter to react thus:
He should leave as the hero he is and win the trophies he deserves. We’ve been blessed to have him for so long!
— Twiterati (@JamesSouthend) May 23, 2021
lets be really , that tear faced is a bit suspicious
— Poojith (@Poojith91227500) May 23, 2021
Ah he’s gone
— hazza (@cufchazza) May 23, 2021
— Mindaugas (@mindins2005) May 23, 2021
— SpursNewsArabic. (@SpursNewsArabic) May 23, 2021
I can’t believe he is actually going
— Sonny is the (@THFC_Nunes) May 23, 2021
He’s gone fml
— Sam Thomas (@samthomass_10) May 23, 2021
Yeah he’s gone
— davina (@davina_thfc) May 23, 2021
Oh my god he is actually leaving
— Højberg FC (@coys_steve) May 23, 2021
Kane ended the 2020-21 Premier League campaign with 23 goals and 14 assists in 35 games, but they were only enough to help Spurs to a seventh-placed finish in the table.
Manchester City are keen on bringing the England international striker to the Etihad Stadium this summer with Sergio Aguero on his way out, and his lap of honour after the Aston Villa game and hugs with Son and Alli could signify an exit.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would hope that is not the case, though, as losing his most important could end up dealing a big blow on the club’s ambitions going forward.
Kane’s representatives are reportedly already house-hunting in the North West ahead of a potential move, and holding on to him could prove difficult for the club.
They are in a commanding position, though, with three years still left on his current contract, and Man City may need to break the bank to have the chance of landing the £150 million-rated hitman.