Tim Sherwood, the former Tottenham Hotspur manager, has said that he thinks Harry Kane will leave the club if they don’t win a trophy this season.
The forward has scored more than 20 Premier League goals in each of the last three seasons and he has a further six to his name for club and country already this season.
However, the 24-year-old is yet to win a major trophy with Spurs and Sherwood believes that if that doesn’t change then he will look to move to a more successful club.
Speaking to Sky Sports Sherwood said, “There’s only so much loyalty someone can show. 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.”
Furthermore, Sherwood believes that the club will need to win a major trophy, such as the league or the FA Cup to keep Kane.
Kane signed a new deal with Spurs last December and it is thought to be worth £90,000 a week until summer 2022. However, that is less than half of the money paid to a number of the Premier League’s top earners and he may be attracted to a larger salary.
As former Arsenal striker Ian Wright explained, “When you’ve got someone like Kane who has two Golden Boots in three years and he’s still £120,000 to £150,000 behind somebody, that just doesn’t add up.”