‘I’d be very surprised’ – Former Spurs forward makes Harry Kane claim

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Teddy Sheringham has urged Harry Kane to leave Tottenham in order to win silverware, insisting that he would be very surprised if the striker stays put in North London.

The speculation over Kane’s future has been on hyperdrive since the Tottenham star admitted in an interview with Gary Neville back in May that he intended to have a conversation about Daniel Levy about his future.

Last week, reports emerged that Levy had agreed to sell the striker to Manchester City for £160m.

The likes of Alasdair Gold have contradicted this claim, suggesting Tottenham continue to maintain that the striker is not for sale.

However, City allegedly believe they can get their man and are said to be braced for the transfer saga to go all the way to the wire on transfer deadline day.

Sheringham insisted that Kane is in a similar position to the one he was in back in 1997 when the striker quit White Hart Lane in favour of a move to Old Trafford.

When asked about the England captain’s future, the former Spurs striker told The Sun: “I feel there is a little bit of stalling at Spurs at the moment.

“I don’t quite see they’re on the up that they were two years ago, when Pochettino was in charge, they got to the Champions League final and they were moving into the new stadium.

“Everything was on the up. Things haven’t quite gone how Harry would have liked.

“That is the situation I was in when I said I wanted to leave Tottenham. The ambition wasn’t at the club to bring fantastic players to Tottenham.

“I wanted the best players to play with me at Tottenham. I didn’t want to have to go and play anywhere else.

“Luckily for me, it fell into place and I ended up with the chance to go to Man Utd. You’ve got to look at your career. He’s probably got six years left at the top.

“You want to test yourself against the top clubs and top players. You want to play in big competitions, at the highest level, and have a chance of winning them. That’s what he’s in football for.

“You cannot have regrets. You’ve got to weigh things up as you go along because you are a long time finished. You have to make the right decisions at the right times.”

Sheringham also insisted that Kane would not have publicly hinted at his interest in leaving Tottenham if he did not think a move was possible.

He added: “A couple of months ago, before the Euros, he came out and said he wanted to go and play with people like De Bruyne.

“The writing’s on the wall, for me. For him to come out and say that, he must have an understanding with Levy that if they get an offer big enough, then he will go.

“When someone of Harry’s reputation has come out and said that, he was forewarning the Tottenham fans: ‘Sorry, I need to leave, I need to play at the top level’.

“He would have thought long and hard about that. If he’s said it, it’s going to happen. I’d be very surprised if he was still at Tottenham at the start of the season.”

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The one thing I agree with Sheringham on is that we will not be hearing constant leaks from the Kane camp about a big-money move to City if Tottenham had made it clear to the striker that they will not be selling him.

The fact that City are also yet to move for the likes of Haaland and Lukaku, points to the fact that a verbal agreement might have been reached between them and Spurs, with both clubs potentially keeping it under wraps.

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