KEY POINTS

  • Harry Kane's situation has become a hot subject in recent discussions once again
  • Paul Merson regrets that Kane didn't push for a transfer to Manchester City
  • Merson tips Manchester City to make a move for the Tottenham striker in January

Following Tottenham’s devastating defeat to Chelsea, Harry Kane’s botched move to Manchester City has once again become a topic of discussion.

Kane’s transfer saga this past summer eventually ended with him staying at Tottenham.

It’s a bit too early to draw conclusions, but the Spurs are already being viewed as a non-contender in this English Premier League season.

Weighing in on Kane’s situation, famed pundit Paul Merson brought up the England captain’s failed transfer to Manchester City.

According to Merson, Kane should’ve “pushed” hard for a transfer in the offseason as at this point in his career, he should be thinking about winning “trophies.”

"If you're Harry Kane, you're standing up front thinking 'should I really have pushed a little bit harder [for a move]?'” Merson recently told talkSPORT. "At the end of the day, you don't want to be sitting there thinking 'I don't want to be disliked and that I am ungrateful.' He has done an unbelievable job for Tottenham and he needed to move on.”

"If he'd have pushed it and pushed it, people would have been like 'It's Harry Kane, he's the England captain,'” he continued. “He has got to think of his future. This lad deserves to win trophies. He is a phenomenal footballer and I think he should have pushed and pushed to have got that move. He wouldn't have become a bad person.”

Harry Kane is remaining at Tottenham for at least another season Harry Kane is remaining at Tottenham for at least another season Photo: POOL / NEIL HALL

With Manchester City evidently in need of a world-class striker, Merson stressed that it would’ve been a wonderful story if the “best center-forward” in the Premier League joined Pep Guardiola’s side.

"At the moment, when I look at Man City, they need Harry Kane,” the pundit assessed. "For me, Harry Kane is the best center-forward in the league by a distance, and I really mean that, even though he plays for Tottenham!”

For Merson, it’s never too late for Manchester City to make a move, suggesting a “January” transfer swoop could be its next best shot at Kane.

"Man City need to get him [Kane], even if it comes down to January,” he pointed out. “He needs to move on for his career. He needs to sit with his grandchildren in 20 or 30 years time, when they're sitting on his lap, and be telling them 'I won this, this and this'.”

"At the end of the day, if he [Kane] stays at Tottenham he has got to win the Golden Boot,” he added. “Even that looks a million miles away at the moment."