Tottenham Hotspur could risk losing club talisman Harry Kane to bigger clubs, according to Tim Sherwood, who believes his former side needs to win more silverware in order to prevent it.
Since making his debut for the North Londoners, the Englishman has proved to be one of the best players to have played for Spurs in their recent history. Kane went on to score a phenomenal 103 goals in 171 appearances in all competitions, making the whole footballing world aware of his presence.
However, much to the dislike of the Tottenham faithful, his goalscoring prowess has attracted the interests of many European giants. Big names like Real Madrid, Chelsea, and Manchester United have been linked with the England international.
Consequently, this has led Sherwood to infer that only lifting a significant trophy can make Kane stay at White Hart Lane.
“There’s only so much loyalty someone can show,” the former Spurs boss told Sky Sports. “Tottenham have been a great club for Harry and he’s been paying them back tenfold. He’s been outstanding over the last couple of seasons, he grew up a stone’s throw from the ground and the kid loves the club.
“But that only lasts a certain amount of time. Then he starts seeing the pound signs and sees the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid or – dare I say it – Manchester United – and then your head gets turned.
“The only way they can keep him is to win something this year. That something might not be the Carabao Cup, it might have to be the league or the FA Cup.”
The Londoners have failed to bring in any piece of silverware to the Lane since 2008, which definitely weakens their case. Therefore, though the 24-year-old has openly expressed his loyalty towards his boyhood club in the past, offers from other European elites might prove to be too hard to resist.
Written by Ashish Sreejith
Have had two addictions in life- playing football and watching football. Usually described as introverted but not when it comes to speaking and writing about the beautiful game of football.