England legend Sir Geoff Hurst believes Harry Kane should remain at Tottenham Hotspur because there are no guarantees that he will win silverware elsewhere.
The Spurs striker has been linked with a move elsewhere this summer and admitted himself that he is at a crossroads in his career and will have a meeting with his chairman Daniel Levy about what the future holds.
Tottenham are not expecting to sell Kane this summer and it would take an astronomical bid to even get the club to start negotiations for the England captain.
With most pundits and former players believing the 27-year-old, who won the Premier League Golden Boot and Playmaker awards this season, should move on, World Cup winner Sir Geoff believes otherwise.
“In 30 years’ time he’ll be in a pub, if he’s gone to another club, and there’ll be a Spurs fan sitting in the bar saying ‘Why’d you leave the club?’ and maybe throw a glass of beer over him,” he told Casino.org with a laugh.
“The short term, you’re not guaranteed trophies, trophies are not guaranteed if you move to any club.
“Probably the only club that you’d move to where you’re more likely to use the word guarantee, but still not guaranteed, would be Manchester City, the way they’re going at the moment.
“Other than that, whichever club he goes to, because it’s so competitive in all of the countries, if he goes to Germany and Bayern Munich, he would probably win the league but whether that would be looked upon as great in the future for him I’m not sure.
“Focussing on trophies is important to a degree, but it’s not the be all and end all of a player’s world. So I would advise him to be very careful about what he does and how he does it.”
He added: “He’s a god, he’s playing for a club that’s maybe not winning things, but they’ve got the best ground in the world. Their training ground is like Buckingham Palace.
“I mean I’ve been there, it’s astonishing the quality. I mean okay maybe they don’t have the money [to invest in their squad] because their finances have gone on the ground and so on.
“So I would think very closely but what you mentioned right at the beginning – being an England hero is big, that is bigger.
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“Playing for your country and being successful for your country in my opinion is always going to be bigger than playing success for your club, and I’ve experienced both.
“We won the FA Cup at West Ham, absolutely adore the club, they gave me a chance to play football and I owe so much to them. But if I look overall, achieving what I did with England always surpasses that at club level.
“It didn’t used to be, I think a few years back, but now I think it’s come back where it’s important to be with England which is encouraging.”