By James Wood

14th Apr, 2021 | 11:30am

Evening Standard moots West Ham switch for Tottenham star Harry Kane

David Ginola claims  England captain Harry Kane could move to a London club this summer and that has led to the Evening Standard suggesting a possible move to West Ham.

Tottenham’s star-man is being heavily tipped for a move away from North London this summer [Sky Sports]. With Kane in his prime years, Spurs are on the decline under Jose Mourinho and look very likely to miss out on the top four.

As reported by the Evening Standard, Ginola claimed Kane could be likely to stay in London and move to a club offering Champions League football.

“Spurs’ ambitions right now are at a standstill,” he told talkSPORT yesterday [9.00 am].

“So I guess Harry is looking to play for a club that will give him opportunities to play in the Champions League, winning trophies and there are many clubs around.

“It will be quite expensive to buy Harry Kane because he’s one of the best strikers in modern football.

“Also, when he comes to make a decision like that, you also refer to the family. If the family is fine in London, he might play for another London club and stay in London.

“He’s an English boy, he loves London and maybe he’d consider an offer from a London club.”

Would you take Kane at West Ham? It could work out best for all parties, we need a backup striker and he wants to play in the Champions League…

In all seriousness, the chances of this are very slim, but it’s hard to argue with the logic of Ginola. Kane is a family man, it’s hard to see him making his wife and young children move too far. But, he simply has to get out of Tottenham.

The 2018 World Cup golden boot winner has transformed his game this season. Overall, he has 19 goals and 11 assists in 31 top-flight games this season. As Jamie Redknapp said just days ago, he is one of the best in the world.

Of the two London clubs pushing for Champions League football, Chelsea would clearly be the more likely. They’re a club used to winning trophies and more importantly, could actually afford Kane.

Even if the link is being made by Ginola, it’s crazy to think of where we were this time a year ago. Had you said 12 months ago we’d be in the discussion to lure Harry Kane from spurs you’d have been severely laughed at.

In other West Ham news, this man is in line for a return to the XI against Newcastle on Saturday.