Football pundit Rodney Marsh was a guest on Talksport this morning and the former Tottenham striker had his say on the current transfer rumours surrounding Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling and Tottenham’s Harry Kane.
Known as a bit of a loudmouth, Rodney Marsh seems to dole out over the top statements for the sake of making headlines and in this case, it has certainly worked.
On Liverpool’s Sterling, Marsh claimed the 20-year-old will leave Liverpool, while he also claimed that this summer will see Harry Kane’s exit from Spurs. But that’s where things got a little strange.
On Kane, Marsh said that the chance to move to one of the best teams in the world only comes along once in a lifetime, and that this summer the Tottenham forward should take his chance. The pundit went on to claim that Spurs would sell if they received a significant offer.
On what that offer might be, Marsh went a little bit cuckoo suggesting that Harry Kane is currently a much better player than Manchester United’s Angel Di Maria and that he’s worth… 100 million pounds.
There is no doubting that Harry Kane is at present one of the stand out strikers in the Premier League, however if one looked back six months there are few who even knew his name. To suggest that one 20+ goal season merits the highest transfer fee of all time is simply beyond absurd.
One need only look back at recent top scorers in the Premier League to see that one magnificent season does not necessarily dictate similar fortunes ahead.
In the 2012-2013 season, Romelu Lukaku, Christian Benteke and Michu all hit the net over 17 times. Since then, only one has even hit the 15 mark.
Javier Hernandez in his debut season at Manchester United scored 20 goals in all competitions. At present, he cannot get a sniff at Real Madrid and looks set to return from his unsuccessful loan spell in the summer.
Rodney Marsh insisted the Spurs sensation is the real deal and based on this season’s performances it is hard to argue otherwise, however to suggest that one good season or even a fantastic one, corresponds with a 100 million pound price tag is another kettle of fish.
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