Anderton: “Tottenham must match Kane’s ambition

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Dom Le Roy

Darren Anderton believes Harry Kane will stay at Tottenham but only if the club are ready to match his ambition and reject bids of up to £200million, according to an article on

The article mentions how we have shown a willingness to sell star players in recent years, with Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Carrick all departing for just over £150million combined.

The arrticle says Kane alone would likely top that in today’s market but Spurs are adamant he is not for sale.

Kane the only englishman named on the Ballon d’Or contenders list and many media outlets are saying Real Madrid are looking at making Kane their next “Galactico”

Madrid of course pinched Luka Modric and Gareth Bale in 2012 and 2013 respectively and they will get a closer look at the in-form Kane when Spurs visit the Santiago Bernabeu next week for the first of two Champions League group-stage matches.

Anderton believes it is imperative Spurs ensure Kane never returns to the European Champions to seal a transfer. “You hope he’s Tottenham through and through,” the former Spurs winger told Press Association Sport.

“The way he plays and the way he acts, it certainly looks like he’s happy where he is and hopefully he doesn’t forget that.”I think he’ll want to complete his journey at Tottenham. He’ll want to play in that new stadium and he’ll want to be part of the Tottenham team that wins the league.

“But the club have got to go with him on that. If the offer comes in from say Real Madrid, it will be up to Spurs to turn it down. If you look at his age, his talent, the way he is, he’s got to be worth around £150million, even £200million now.

“If they say yes, Harry will get the chance to speak to them and I’m sure if he walks into the Bernabeu with an opportunity to sign, he’d find it very difficult not to. And would you blame him? You couldn’t, absolutely not.”

Anderton  also backs Kane for the next permanent England skippers job, citing Harry’s recent performances of reminding him of how Alan Shearer used to lead from the front.

“Harry can score a goal from any situation and as players you like to see someone leading the line,” Anderton enthused.”For me, seeing Alan Shearer at Wembley smash someone like Scotland’s Colin Hendry in a big game, it gave us that buzz. You see your team-mate like that and you think, ‘We’re winning this, we’re up for this’.

“I think Harry Kane is that sort of player for Tottenham and England, and with him having the captaincy, it will take him even further forward.”He’s still young but I think the players look up to him. I think he would be a good pick.”

So encouraging but wise words from Anderton there. Kane has repeatedly said he is happy at Spurs and sees his future at the club. However there are never certainties in life and Anderton is right in saying the club must match his ambitions.
What are your thoughts on the words of our former winger. Is he right in saying the club will have to match his ambition or could Kane be tempted by the lure of Madrid. Give us your thoughts


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