Tottenham Hotspur legend Teddy Sheringham has urged Harry Kane to leave the club in order to win trophies.
Kane is looking to end his 16-year association with Spurs after becoming increasingly frustrated by the club’s lack of silverware and has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester City, as well as Chelsea and Manchester United all summer.
Tottenham’s stance has always been that their main man is not for sale and it’ll take a bid in excess of £100million for the club to even consider selling him. Nevertheless, with Kane’s evident desire to leave, Spurs could be tempted by a huge offer.
Despite spending seven years with the north London outfit across two spells in his career, Sheringham never won a trophy with the club.
However, after moving to Manchester United from Spurs in 1997, Sheringham went onto win three Premier League titles and was part of the team who famously won the treble in 1999.
With that in mind, he has insisted that Kane owes the club nothing after consistently performing for several years.
“He’s played at the top of his games for the last five or six years and for me he’s been the best centre-forward, the best No.9 in the world at that time,” he told talkSPORT.
“It hasn’t quite happened for him [winning trophies at Spurs], but it was a little bit different in my time because I felt the club weren’t being ambitious, and Tottenham have been very ambitious over the last two or three years.
“I think it’s taken a little dip recently and you might claim now with the new manager coming in that he’s not a big name, so are the club going in the right direction for Harry?
“But even with all that Harry has given his best for Tottenham and it hasn’t been good enough for the club to win something.”
And he has even told Kane that he needs to leave so that he can prove that he’s the best striker in world football.
“He’s only got one career, I know it’s hard for the Tottenham fans to understand, but he’s got one career and he’ll look back and if he hasn’t won anything by the time he’s 33 or 44, he will be a very disappointed man,” he added.
“He has seen that and he wants to sample playing in the top games in the top competitions at the very highest level.
“When you’re a professional footballer that’s what you want to do, the money falls into place after that, you just want to play at the top level and test yourself and say: ‘Am I really the best? Let’s have a look…’
“I think Harry Kane has got to leave Tottenham to do that.”
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