Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has reckoned that there is only one team in the world that could take striker Harry Kane away from the club, and it’s not Manchester United.
Despite reported interest from Jose Mourinho’s side, Kane has decided to stay put at Spurs, as the London team has no intention to sell the striker to a direct rival. The striker has been in recent speculation with a move to Old Trafford, but it is unlikely that the England international will ever switch to the red half of Manchester.
“I’d love him to stay at Spurs. The only threat is that team across the water also in white,” said Sherwood.
Spurs have done away with several top class players over the years, and it was Real that lured them to the Spanish capital. Sherwood feels it will be very difficult for the Premier League side to prevent Kane from leaving if Los Blancos did come calling.
He added: “Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino will not want to lose Harry Kane, the only danger is if Real Madrid come and go for him as they did with [Luka] Modric and [Gareth] Bale. Then it’ll be a real test for the resolve of Tottenham and whether they want to keep him or not.”
The 23-year-old star man has been his club’s top scorer for the past three seasons, scoring more than 20 goals in each campaign. He has also won the Premier League Golden Boot on two occasions to help his side finish comfortably in top 4.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has claimed that Spurs now need to fight for the title, and sees Kane as an important cog for the challenge.
Sherwood, who worked with Kane earlier with the London giants, spoke more about the superstar’s potential transfer away from the club, by stating: “It would break the fans heart if he left. The last person to come through the club was Ledley King. Harry Kane is a superstar. His biggest attribute is between his ears. He’s strong mentally and his attitude is brilliant.”
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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