Should Harry Kane stay or go in his pursuit to win trophies? Sportsmail’s experts JAMIE REDKNAPP, MARTIN KEOWN and CHRIS SUTTON have their say on future of Spurs’ in-demand striker
- Harry Kane has been linked with big-money move away from Spurs this summer
- Sportsmail gets the thoughts of Jamie Redknapp, Chris Sutton and Martin Keown
- Redknapp believes England captain must give Jose Mourinho time at Tottenham
- Sutton, meanwhile, says time is running out and he must leave to win trophies
Harry Kane opened the door to a Tottenham exit when he spoke to Jamie Redknapp about his desire to win trophies in an Instagram live video earlier this month.
Kane is yet to taste major success with Spurs and has been linked with a big-money move away in the next transfer window.
But should he stay or should he go? Here, Sportsmail gets the views of our expert columnists Jamie Redknapp, Chris Sutton and Martin Keown…
Harry Kane is being linked with a move away from Tottenham as he goes in search of trophies
Since my Instagram live chat with Harry Kane two weeks ago, there has been a lot of speculation about his future. We were talking about winning trophies and what he wants from his career, and he left the door open to leaving Tottenham.
Kane wasn’t being disrespectful — he was being honest. He had taken me on a tour of the room he was in, showing me his Premier League and World Cup Golden Boots. But he wants to win trophies, not individual awards.
If he doesn’t feel Tottenham can help him achieve that, then of course he will consider his options. Loyalty and ambition are the two things this 26-year-old has to weigh up. More clubs than Manchester United would be interested in him.
Who wouldn’t want Harry Kane leading their line? Not only is he a fantastic goalscorer, he is the sort of guy you want in your dressing room.
Should Kane stay or go? With Jose Mourinho having only taken over in November, I’d give Tottenham the summer’s transfer window to prove their ambition to him. If they make progress, then maybe he will stay for longer.
Redknapp believes Kane (right) should give Jose Mourinho a chance to bring success at Spurs
Chris Sutton: ‘Time is running out to win titles’
If Harry Kane was available, which of Europe’s elite clubs would show an interest in signing him? It might be quicker to name the ones who wouldn’t, even if he would cost an arm and a leg.
His numbers — 136 goals in 198 Premier League games for Tottenham — say it all. Manchester United have been heavily linked but surely Manchester City would come in for him, too. Sergio Aguero turns 32 in June and Kane would be a great addition to their line-up.
The same goes for Barcelona or Real Madrid or anyone else who could afford the £200million asking price! The bottom line is: if Kane wants to win trophies, then there are teams in better positions to achieve that with, both in the Premier League and abroad.
Whether he leaves Tottenham this summer will come down to his willingness to be ruthless. Kane is under contract until 2024 so he would have to push to leave. He has already shown great loyalty to Spurs. But time is running out for him to win a title or lift a trophy.
Kane is running out of time to win trophies and should consider leaving, says Chris Sutton
Martin Keown: ‘He needs stability, not a move’
How many times did Manchester United try to get Alan Shearer? Had he gone there, the Premier League’s all-time top scorer would have won trophy after trophy.
Between 1996, the year Shearer signed for Newcastle, and 2006, the year of his retirement, United won five titles. Yet he stayed tremendously loyal to his boyhood club. Now the question is whether Harry Kane should do the same.
The key difference with Shearer is he won the Premier League with Blackburn before heading home to Newcastle. Kane hasn’t had that. At 26 years old, he is still waiting for that first taste of silverware.
Maybe other clubs are in better positions to tick that box for him. But my initial reaction is that, for the time being, Kane should stay at Tottenham. He needs nurturing back to his best after his injury. He needs games, the support of those around him and perhaps some patience. He will get that with Tottenham.
Maybe in six months’ time, once he’s back to banging in goals, then we can revisit the topic of his future. We can also assess whether Spurs are looking any more ambitious under Jose Mourinho. For now, I say Kane should stay.
Kane (left) needs stability and support and he’ll get that at Spurs, according to Martin Keown
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