Harry Kane should be given transfer exit after years of loyal service to Tottenham, insists Dimitar Berbatov

HARRY KANE should be allowed to leave Tottenham for the good of the club, Dimitar Berbatov has claimed.

The former striker, who quit North London for Manchester United in 2008, can certainly relate to the 27-year-old's dilemma.

Having failed to win a trophy in eight years inside the Spurs first-team, he has told the club he wants a fresh challenge with Manchester City and United the frontrunners for a summer move.

Spurs will demand a huge fee and are said to prefer a sale abroad, but Berbatov, 40, believes an amicable solution is for the best.

He told Betfair: "I saw the clip of [Kane] waving and clapping the fans after the defeat to Aston Villa and he could have just been thanking the fans for their support, after all that was the first time they were back at the stadium.

"I can see why that could be seen as him saying goodbye, but let’s not jump to conclusions and at the end of the day he's still at the club and he's got a big couple of months coming up.

"It's never a good thing for a player and the club to fight, if a player has expressed they want to leave then they have made up their mind.

"If a club fights and makes a move away complicated for the player then it's not a pleasant situation for everyone involved, including the fans and other players.


"If Kane has told the club he wants to leave then they should find a reasonable way to agree what the fee should be and how to part ways."

Kane has yet to hand in an official transfer request, something Berbatov did do as he forced a deadline day switch to Old Trafford.

And the Bulgarian has recalled his experience, describing it as a 'strange moment' before going on to win two league titles in Manchester.

He added: "Handing in a transfer request will be a different experience for every player.

"Some players are confident, they go in there with their head held high and all pumped up and others will be quite nervous and tense.

"When I put in a transfer request at Spurs I was somewhere in the middle of that, I was following my path and that gave me confidence not to be tense and nervous but at the same time I wasn't overconfident, I just knew that it was something I had needed to do.

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"It was disappointing for the club and the fans but it was the last step in my development that I needed to take, and I did.

"It's so long ago now, it's hard to remember exactly how it happened but I was with my agent and my lawyer and we presented the club with the letter and had a tense meeting, but the rest is history.

"It was a strange moment because you know that it's disappointing for people, but you need to be strong and follow your path, and this happens in football."

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