Harry Kane has suggested Harry Kane looks ‘trapped’ at Tottenham amid indifferent form.
Kane has scored twice across six appearances in all competitions for Tottenham this season. This is not his usual level of play.
In the striker’s defence, he did have a busy summer physically, reaching the Euro 2020 final with England, returning late to pre-season.
While that may explain his slow start to this campaign, Gabriel Agbonlahor, a former forward for Aston Villa, believes there is more.
Kane was heavily linked to a Spurs move this summer, but Daniel Levy refused to let him. He was so proud of his star striker that he refused to compromise on his huge valuation.
And Agbonlahor believes Kane’s poor start is because he has been ‘trapped’ in North London.
“I can’t help but feel sorry for him,” Agbonlahor told talkSPORT. “You know when you’re in a bad relationship and you want to get out, but you’re trapped?
“Kane looks like that. He looks like he just wants to get out of Spurs but he’s trapped.
“He just looks upset. His body language in the second-half said, ‘Ugh, I’ve got to play with these guys again, look at the goals they’re conceding, I can’t do another season with these guys’.
“It wouldn’t surprise me if he needs to kick up a fuss now to get out in January. His value will go down a lot by the end of the season.”
Emotionally, the whole transfer saga might have had an impact on Kane, but the striker is more likely than not to find his way back to form sooner rather than later given his consistency over recent years.