Harry Kane “has to leave” Tottenham Hotspur if the club fails to win a trophy in the next 12 months, in the opinion of Alan Shearer.
The two-time Golden Boot winner has reached two finals with Spurs – the Champions League and League Cup – but is yet to clinch silverware in his career.
Would Kane leave Spurs? Five things to know…
- Kane is Spurs’ third all-time top goalscorer (181) and England’s sixth (32), ahead of Shearer (30).
- He has clinched three Golden Boots in his career, two domestically and one in the 2018 World Cup.
- However, the 26-year-old is yet to win a trophy despite reaching two finals with Spurs.
- Serial-winner Jose Mourinho is now at the helm, with many backing the Portuguese to end the club’s trophy drought.
- Kane is often linked with the likes of Manchester United, a club Roy Keane recently advised to make the move happen.
Under former manager Mauricio Pochettino, Kane rose to prominence and developed into one of world football’s most prolific goalscorers.
However, silverware eluded the former Argentinian coach and he was given his marching orders in November, making way for serial-winner Jose Mourinho.
The Portuguese tactician has won 25 trophies across his career, and there is hope from a Spurs perspective, that he will bring success to the club.
The Lilywhites haven’t tasted silverware since lifting the League Cup in 2008, and if that barren 12-year run stretches another 12 months, Shearer believes Kane must seek new pastures.
“My guess is, if he doesn’t win anything in the next 12 months then he has to leave,” he told the Match of the Day: Top 10 podcast.
“He’ll do another year, I think, and if nothing comes in terms of trophies, then he’ll be off.”
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‘Mourinho would never allow Kane to join Man Utd’
Kane, who is nearing a return to training following a hamstring injury picked up on New Year’s Day, has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford.
Those links are certain to reignite if Spurs fail to win a trophy next season, but Rio Ferdinand believes there is no chance of Manchester United signing the England international whilst Mourinho is at the helm.
“Would I take Harry Kane now? Of course you would,” Ferdinand said on Instagram Live.
“If he’s fit and he’s raring to go, you take Harry Kane at Man Utd, 100 per cent.
“Top player, you’re guaranteeing goals, in the Premier League you’re guaranteeing goals.
“This geezer scores goals but I don’t see Tottenham letting Harry Kane go.
“And with Mourinho there, I don’t see Mourinho letting him go to Man Utd.”