Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is having career compared to trophyless Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane by the Telegraph .
Chief Football Correspondent of the Telegraph, Jason Burt has given his view on where Kane finds himself at this point of his career. He suggests the best parallel is Gerrard.
The article speculates Kane’s increasing unhappiness with winning nothing at Spurs and how his demeanor is becoming more visibly frustrated. There is also hints towards a transfer exit for the current England captain.
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Burt links this moment in Kane’s career to when Gerrard was considering moving to Chelsea in 2005. That never materialized because of the Scouser’s love for the club and loyalty to the fans. It is stupid to compare the situation.
Here is what the Telegraph says:
The parallel for Kane may well be Steven Gerrard who spent his entire career at Liverpool despite seeking to leave for Chelsea, before changing his mind, while Real Madrid and Inter Milan hoped he would try and force his way out.
Gerrard had won a cup treble – FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup before his 21st birthday. And in the summer of 2005 he had just captained the club to be Champions League winners. There was an air of hope around the club that Rafa Benitez could lead the Reds to a new era of greatness.
Gerrard’s temptation was about money – he would have more than doubled his wages at Stamford Bridge – and the promise of a Premier League title.
Kane has won nothing. Done nothing. Begged his way to a Golden Boot through penalties and stealing his teammates goals. He wants to leave Spurs because they are FOURTEENTH in the league.
I’m sure Harry Kane will be delighted to be compared to his childhood idol Steven Gerrard but he’s achieved nothing to draw that comparison yet.
The only parallel is that they are the most valuable English players of their eras. That’s it really. And I guarantee Kane will play for another Premier League club before his career finishes. Something Gerrard never did.