‘That can’t happen’: Paul Merson says ‘world-class’ player will ruin his legacy if he joins Chelsea

Paul Merson has claimed to Sky Sports that Harry Kane would ruin his legacy if he left Tottenham to join Chelsea.

The striker has strongly been linked with a move away from North London as the future continues to look pretty bleak in terms of trophies.

It has been claimed that the Blues are one of those sides that have been linked with an extraordinary swoop for the England captain.

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While there has been question marks still as they falter under Antonio Conte, Kane has continued to star this season.

This was on display yesterday, as he scored a brilliant goal to rescue three points for Spurs against Fulham.

With his abilities clear as one of the best strikers in world football, he would no doubt be an attractive prospect to the Chelsea ownership team to play up front.

Kane would ruin his legacy by joining Chelsea

Merson has claimed however that the transfer would be detrimental to Kane, after the good repertoire he has built up with the Spurs faithful.

He said: “Kane to Chelsea? That can’t happen. If he comes to Chelsea, he loses his legacy at Tottenham. Tottenham fans would go mad.

“For him to go over to Chelsea, it would be the next notch down from going to Arsenal. Chelsea and Tottenham don’t get on.”

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The striker situation is certainly an interesting one at Stamford Bridge right now.

The Blues seem to be strengthening all around the number nine role without going out and getting an outright striker to boost their numbers up top.

David Datro Fofana has likely been brought in for the future, whilst Joao Felix and Christopher Nkunku, who is set to join at the end of the season, seem to favour a second striker or role just behind the frotnman.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released