Glenn Hoddle has claimed that nobody could begrudge Harry Kane a move away from Tottenham Hotspur this summer in the search for silverware.
Tottenham have once again come up short in their hopes of ending their fifteen-year wait to lift a competitive trophy after they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Championship outfit Sheffield United and failed to cause any sort of threat to AC Milan during the Champions League round of sixteen double header.
Eyebrows were raised by many Tottenham fans when Antonio Conte decided to leave Harry Kane, Cristian Romero, Oliver Skipp and Dejan Kulusevski all on the bench against Sheffield United with the Blades fielding a weakened starting eleven as a result of an illness within their squad (The Athletic).
It has been another season of personal achievement for Kane after he broke Tottenham’s all-time goalscoring record last month when he overtook Jimmy Greaves and also added the England record to his name when his penalty against Italy earlier this week saw him surpass Wayne Rooney as the leading marksman for the Three Lions.
The 29-year-old has been linked with a move to Manchester United this summer after manager Erik ten Hag was said to have made the Spurs player his primary attacking target to bolster his frontline at Old Trafford (Manchester Evening News).
Hoddle admits that he would love to see Kane lift a trophy at Tottenham, however, the England captain cannot be blamed if he looks elsewhere to finally add some silverware to his cabinet.
He told BetFair: “Trophies are the icing on the cake for footballers.
“There are players out there who have won silverware because they were half decent players playing in a team that won things.
“You can’t say those players are better than Harry Kane so I don’t think we should get too carried away with Harry not winning trophies.
“Harry has got the best out of his career and is continuing to do so – winning a trophy would just be the icing on the cake.
“We don’t know if he’ll get a move at 34-years-old and win his first trophy, that remains to be seen.
“I’d love to see him win one at Tottenham but if he had to move then nobody would begrudge him.”
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is under intense pressure to not only deliver the right manager, but also someone who can play their part in attempting to persuade Kane that he should look to continue at the club.
Kane has given his all for Tottenham over the years, but silverware still evades him and no fan could hold it against him if he admits that he wants to leave to ensure he wins trophies before hanging up his boots.
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