Dimitar Berbatov believes Tottenham Hotspur should allow Harry Kane to leave the club if that’s what he wants to do this summer.
The Bulgarian icon, who spent two years in North London between 2006 and 2008, knows what it feels like to be in a similar position. The forward was at a crossroads in his career towards the end of his stint with Spurs and eventually, he made the decision to leave and join Manchester United after handing in a transfer request.
Berbatov backs Kane
Now, Kane is stuck between a rock and a hard place after it was reported in the media that he’s contemplating leaving Tottenham in the next few months.
During an interview with Betfair, Berbatov explained why he believes Tottenham need to honour the Englishman’s wishes.
“I saw the clip of [Kane] waving and clapping the fans after the defeat to Aston Villa and he could have just been thanking the fans for their support, after all that was the first time they were back at the stadium,’ Berbatov said.
“I can see why that could be seen as him saying goodbye, but let’s not jump to conclusions and at the end of the day he’s still at the club and he’s got a big couple of months coming up.
“It’s never a good thing for a player and the club to fight, if a player has expressed they want to leave then they have made up their mind.
“If a club fights and makes a move away complicated for the player then it’s not a pleasant situation for everyone involved, including the fans and other players.
“If Kane has told the club he wants to leave then they should find a reasonable way to agree what the fee should be and how to part ways.”
Kane is set to play what many believe could be his final game for the club this Sunday against Leicester. After that, he’ll have to get his affairs in order quite quickly with England beginning their Euros campaign on June 13.
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