Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane should leave Spurs amid growing talk of interest from elsewhere, claims Teddy Sheringham.
The Lowdown: Kane’s future
Kane has once again been the centre of exit talks from Spurs, with the Daily Mail reporting that Premier League top-four rivals Manchester United are looking at making him the Old Trafford talisman next season.
However, it’s since emerged that the 29-year-old is set to commit his future to Spurs and enter talks regarding an extension on his current contract that runs out in 18 months’ time (via The Athletic).
The Latest: Sheringham’s comments
Speaking on TalkSport prior to Tottenham’s victory over Fulham, former Spurs and United striker Sheringham suggested that if he were in Kane’s shoes now, he’d repeat the move he made in 1997, saying:
“I know that Harry Kane was very happy this time last year with Conte, was delighted that he’d come in, he brought that winning mentality to the football club.
“But things change very quickly in football, and it doesn’t seem like it’s working out with Conte at Tottenham.
“He’s decided all the way along to stick with Tottenham and stay there and hope things would change around and there would be a winning mentality to match his ambition while he’s at the club.
“He’s got to make that decision – not me. I made a big decision when I decided to leave Tottenham because I didn’t like the ambition at the club at the time. Harry has to assess that situation himself.
“Out of the two at the moment, Manchester United look more likely to win a trophy than what Tottenham are, so there’s my answer.”
The Verdict: Retiring at Spurs?
Following the revelations of Kane’s desire to enter talks about remaining in north London, it now poses the question of whether the Englishman is set to see out his playing days at Spurs in a bid to win a maiden major trophy with the side he graduated through the ranks with.
At 29 years old, it seemed a move in the near future would potentially be the final chance that England’s and Spurs’ joint all-time top scorer had to make a career-defining move in search of silverware, with a cut-price £85m touted.
Sheringham left White Hart Lane in 1997 and headed to Old Trafford, winning three Premier Leagues, an FA Cup and a Champions League as part of the treble-winning side, before returning to Spurs four years later.
But it seems Kane hasn’t given up on lifting silverware with his boyhood side just yet.