Tottenham Hotspur full-back Pedro Porro has opened up on the exit of Harry Kane earlier this summer, admitting that it was a ‘painful’ affair for everyone involved.
Kane joined Bayern Munich from Spurs in the summer in a protracted transfer saga that dominated the headlines in the summer transfer window. The deal was finalised for a reported fee in excess of €100 million ($110m) bringing the curtain down on a 19-year-old career for the forward in N17 (ESPN).
He departed Spurs as the club’s all-time top goalscorer and was just 47 shy of eclipsing Alan Shearer’s Premier League record, the academy graduate played 430 times for Spurs, scoring 278 goals and providing 64 assists across all competitions (Transfermarkt).
Whilst everyone widely expected him to succeed at Bayern Munich, not even Kane would have envisioned the start he has had to life in Germany. In just 18 matches for Bayern this season, he has already scored 22 goals and provided seven assists (Transfermarkt).
Porro admits he wishes Kane had stayed at Spurs
Speaking to the Telegraph, Porro opened up on the exit of Harry Kane, admitting that it was a very painful saga in the summer.
He said: “Kane’s exit was painful for everyone because he was the heart and soul of the club. I would have liked to have enjoyed Kane more because we didn’t spend much time together. He is a special striker, used to scoring goals everywhere. He has not found it difficult to adapt to Bayern. He is undoubtedly one of the best in the world.”
“However, I think we at Tottenham have been able to overcome that absence quickly. Maybe there are more authoritative voices now. Son, for example, has taken the baton. Since Kane left, he’s stepped up, he’s taken responsibility and you can feel that inside and outside the dressing room. People usually underestimate him, maybe because he was always in the background, but he’s an out-and-out player.”
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Whilst Kane’s exit a few days before the new season left a bitter taste in the mouth, all the parties involved have moved on pretty well. While Kane has had a great start to life in Germany, we have had a great start to life under Ange Postecoglou and have moved on quickly.
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