Tim Sherwood believes Harry Kane would now only leave Tottenham for a club like Liverpool or Manchester United.
The former Spurs boss made the admission after the 28-year-old confirmed his immediate future in north London, stating he is ‘100 per cent focused’ on helping Nuno Espirito Santo’s side to achieve success.
Kane has been the primary target of Pep Guardiola and Manchester City this summer, but the Citizens never managed to table a bid worth tempting Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
The England captain had reportedly reiterated his desire to leave north London this summer after Spurs’ disappointing campaign last season culminated in a seventh-place finish in the Premier League and a loss to City in the Carabao Cup final.
Despite ambitions between player and club seemingly unaligned, Kane solidified his position in north London for the time being, which has led to questioning from former manager Sherwood.
Sherwood played an instrumental role in bringing Kane to the forefront of English football, originally handing him his Premier League debut back in 2014.
Now he believes that the Walthamstow-born forward would only leave N17 for a side that can guarantee silverware, and highlighted Liverpool and Man United as possible options, while adding that the path to Man City could be blocked by Haaland.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday panel (28/08/21 at 1:30 pm), he said: “For me, it looks like it might be now or never. Harry Kane, at the end of next season, I think he stays there for the whole season, even though he said that he is staying ‘for this summer’.
“Other teams, like Man City probably go for Haaland now. On a £70 million buy, so that blocks the pathway. He won’t leave for leaving sake. He will leave because he needs to go to a club where he knows they can win.
“Now, that’s probably Liverpool in the Premier League. Manchester United. Manchester City or Chelsea. It won’t be Chelsea now because they have signed Lukaku.
“I can see him staying there for the remainder of his career. That could be the only one, couldn’t it? Man United because Ronaldo isn’t going to be there forever.”
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While Kane has confirmed his current status in N17, it is imperative that Spurs do not fall as short as they did last time out.
They need to ensure that the club matches the ambitions of not just Kane, but the entire squad, to end the trophy drought that a club of this stature should not be experiencing.
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