Alan Shearer thinks Tottenham Hotspur target James Maddison will be “p***ed off” if Harry Kane leaves the Premier League club this summer.
Maddison has been targeted by Spurs and Newcastle following Leicester City’s relegation from the Premier League. This is after the Englishman was involved in 19 league goals in 30 appearances for the Foxes in 2022/23.
The Londoners have now won the race to sign Maddison, with transfer expert Fabrizio Romano revealing: “Tottenham have now verbal agreement in place with Leicester to sign James Maddison, here we go!“#THFC Personal terms agreed, deal ready for £40m fee after talks advanced to final stages yesterday night. Next steps: medical tests, documents being prepared and then signed.”
Maddison should be a great signing for Tottenham but he may not get to play with Kane next season.
The striker is out of contract in 2024 and he has been pursued by Man Utd in recent weeks. While the Red Devils have turned their attention to more affordable targets, Bayern Munich have submitted their first official bid for the Spurs standout.Bayern need to negotiate a fee with Tottenham, but they have already ‘agreed a deal in principle’ with Kane, who is open to joining the Bundesliga giants.
Newcastle legend Alan Shearer reckons Maddison should be demanding “assurances that Kane isn’t leaving”.
“My first thought when hearing about Bayern’s bid for Harry shot in the direction of James Maddison, who has been the subject of negotiations between Spurs and Leicester City, his present club,” Shearer told The Athletic.
“If I was Maddison, once I’d got personal terms out of the way, the first thing I’d be asking of Tottenham is assurances that Kane isn’t leaving. Imagine how p***ed off you’d be if you’d pictured yourself creating chances for one of the world’s best finishers and then, bang — he’s gone.”READ MORE: Maddison is the Eriksen replacement Spurs have craved for years – they might have got a transfer just right
Shearer has also indicated that he would “have to go out and try to win something” if he was in Kane’s shoes.
“For the life of me, I can’t put myself in Harry Kane’s boots. We know he’s the finest English centre-forward of his generation, a record-breaker for club and country and a guarantee of goals,” Shearer added.
“We know big clubs have wanted to sign him in the past and that Bayern Munich and others would love to sign him now. We know Tottenham Hotspur don’t want to sell him. We know Harry wants to win things because he’s said as much.
“If I force myself to transplant his experience into me, I think — but only think — I’d have to go out and try to win something, but it’s difficult for me to hold onto that.“At his age, I had endured two serious injuries and was retiring from England duty to prolong my playing days with Newcastle United.”