Harry Redknapp believes that Tottenham need to win at least a cup competition next season for them to have any chance of holding on to Harry Kane.
Kane’s future has predictably been subject to much speculation over the past couple of months after the striker admitted in March that he would consider leaving if Tottenham are not challenging for honours.
Many pundits including former Spurs strikers Teddy Sheringham (Sky Sports) and Dimitar Berbatov (BBC Football Daily Podcast) have suggested that the forward should look to leave North London in order to give himself the best chance of winning trophies.
Redknapp warned that despite the affection that the 26-year-old has for Tottenham, he will be forced to consider his future if the club do not win silverware.
The former Spurs boss ruled out a possible title bid next season suggesting that the Lilywhites are not as good as they were a couple of years ago but insisted that winning a cup competition was a must for them.
When asked if Kane could leave Spurs, Redknapp told talkSPORT: “I suppose it’s always a possibility.
“I’d like to see him stay, but they’d need to win something. It’s been a long time and you can only see them winning a cup competition.
“I really can’t see them challenging at the moment now for the Premier League, they’re not as good as they were two or three years ago, for sure.
“Two or three years back I thought there was a Premier League title to be won with that team, when they had Kyle Walker and Danny Rose who were absolutely flying and Christian Eriksen was in great form, they really did look good.
“But they don’t look anywhere near that at the moment to me and I think they’re way behind Liverpool and Manchester City now. But I’m sure there’s a cup competition on the way.
“It’s a difficult one, I’m sure Harry loves the club, he’s come through the youth system and it’s his team, but he’s always ambitious and I would think if it doesn’t happen next season he could possibly look to move on.
“And everybody in the world would want him, he’s a top, top player and a great guy.”
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I believe getting that first trophy out of the way is crucial, not just in terms of giving players the belief that they can win things but also in helping convince the likes of Kane and Son that we are on the right track. I expect Jose to plan a major assault on the League Cup and the FA Cup next season irrespective of whether or not we qualify for the Champions League.
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