How can Harry Kane win Spurs fans back over?

With the news that Harry Kane has committed his future to Tottenham Hotspur, after a summer of failed transfer attempts, the reception from the Spurs faithful has been lukewarm to say the least. After Manchester City saw their negotiations spurned by the calculating Daniel Levy, including bids in excess of £150 million, it looks like we will see the England captain pick up where he left off at the Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium under new manager Nuno Espírito Santo.

We cannot beat around the bush and dispute the fact that if Kane had put pen to paper on a deal at the Etihad, it would have made them runaway favourites in the Premier League Odds to retain their title. Their sleek and intricate brand of football would suit Kane, who won the Golden Boot and got the most assists in the division last season.

Ultimately, he should be considered a Spurs legend but his behaviour over the summer, which included missing the opening of their training camp after a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with Levy, will leave a bitter taste in the mouth of the Lilywhites. With that being said, here is how we think Harry Kane can restore his legacy at Tottenham this season.

Winning a trophy

Despite turning 29 at the end of the season, Kane is yet to win a trophy in senior football. After coming close in the Champions League, League Cup twice and the Euros this summer, Kane has always just been one step away from that illusive first piece of silverware but always seems to fall short at the final hurdle. Tottenham are desperately yearning for that trophy having not won one themselves since 2008 and Kane playing a part in ending that torrid streak would certainly help cement his legacy in the history books — especially if he can contribute with some big moments en route to the medal.

Rekindling relationship with Son

At times during José Mourinho’s Tottenham tenure, the double act of Kane and fellow strike partner Heung-min Son were the deadliest alliance in the league — leading the latest Premier League betting tips right up until December, when their title race faltered prematurely. Regardless, the pair set new records together, combining 13 times for goals at the turn of the year, on Kane’s path to another Golden Boot. While Nuno’s style is different to Mourinho’s, both have seen early success at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and if the pair can rediscover that chemistry in front of goal, we could see Spurs rise up the table rapidly.

Showing loyalty

When the England captain put pen to paper on a six-year deal, he knew what he had signed up for. At times during this summer, his disrespect to his boyhood club has been blatant and unjustifiable. We understand Tottenham fans frustrations, especially as it came from a player who claims to be one of their own. In staying at Spurs, Kane has an opportunity to prove his loyalty to the team that helped him develop and provided him with a platform to propel to superstardom.

With the World Cup on the horizon next year likely to disrupt the domestic season, and with Kane coming up to 30 by the end of the tournament, he would be wise to spend his peak years in north London and hope to end that barren streak without silverware at his boyhood side.

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