Michail Antonio says Harry Kane’s move from Tottenham Hotspur to Bayern Munich was “crazy” and he should have stayed in the Premier League.
With the England captain having Alan Shearer’s Premier League record on the horizon, the West Ham killer feels he shouldn’t have left his home country.
Not only that, but Mikhail Antonio believes that if Harry Kane had decided in 12 months time to leave the team and join another Premier League side for free, Tottenham fans would have had nothing to say, he said Footballer’s Football Podcast.
It was an option for Kane as he has long been linked with other English clubs, including the failed transfer to Manchester City a few years ago.
But with his contract still running out for 12 months and there being no sign he would extend his stay at Spurs, they agreed to let him go and he was happy to join Bayern Munich.
Although this now increases the 30-year-old’s chances of lifting a trophy, Antonio doesn’t agree.
“Let’s talk about Harry Kane,” Antonio said. “I think that’s crazy. The man left the Premier League. He actually left.
“47 goals on the record and he went to Germany. I really don’t understand why he would do that. I can understand if you want to win something.
“But I have the feeling that no trophy is better than the record holder. What would you rather do? Will you win the German championship or become the top scorer in the Premier League?
“His contract has one year left. Why on earth would you go for £100million now rather than finish at 31 and go out for nothing? No Spurs fan could have said anything if he had gone on a free transfer.”
Kane could still return
The England captain has signed a four-year deal so he could return to the Premier League aged 34 and then aim for Shearer’s record.
And in the end he would still have trophies and personal honor.
It must be noted that he’s not someone who needs pace to play, so there’s every chance he’ll turn 37 and still prove his worth at the highest level.
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