The news that Harry Kane supposedly wants to leave the Spuds in an attempt to win some silverware is amusing and long overdue.
It would be hard to overstate his importance to the noisy neighbours since he broke into their first team. His goal scoring stats in the Premier League alone (not counting European and domestic cup competitions) are as follows:
2018/19: 17 (impacted by injury)
2019/20: 18 (impacted by injury_
2020/21: 22 (two games still to play)
It’s a phenomenally consistent track record without which it is hard to imagine Totteringham having been as competitive as they have been during his time at the club.
Although their deluded fans think of their club as one of the “big six”, the hard truth is that Kane’s exploits have helped them flatter to deceive.
There will be no shortage of suitors for Kane’s signature even at an expected price of £150m, with Manchester City and Manchester United top of the list.
It would be nice to fantasise about him coming to N5 (Sol Campbell Mark II) but there is no chance of that. Personally I hope he goes to one of the European giants like Madrid or Juve so we no longer have to put up with his irritating habit of scoring against us.
Assuming a deal is agreed this summer, the Spuds will have a hefty transfer kitty to play with. However, they have shown in the past that they are capable of blowing large sums on mediocre players.
Also they are still trying to pay off the costs of building their Armitage Shanks arena, so it’s entirely plausible to imagine that Daniel Levy will syphon off some of the funds to bring down the debt rather than boost up the squad.
Combined with the club’s need for a new manager it should mean that the N17 miscreants are in for a transitional period, which gives us a chance to restore the traditional pecking order in North London.
Given that we have been displaying ‘top four’ form since Boxing Day there is every reason to be optimistic that the good ship Arsenal, which has been stuck in the doldrums for several years, is finally getting a bit of breeze back in her sails.
Captain Mikel may not have convinced everyone that he’s the right man to have at the helm, but at least there is a growing sense that we have started out on the journey.
The Spuds, on the other hand, will have the wind taken out of their sails with Kane’s likely departure and may be heading into their own period of being becalmed.
The upshot of all this is that if you’re a betting man (or woman), a little punt on the certainty of St Totteringham’s Day happening next season may well be worth a go.