Jermaine Jenas believes that Harry Kane may have to leave Tottenham Hotspur in order to win silverware sooner rather than later.
Tottenham have failed to add to their trophy cabinet since winning the League Cup in 2008, in which Jenas was a part of the side which beat Chelsea.
Kane has nothing to show for his career in North London to date and has previously warned that he would not stay at the club for the sake of it and would consider his future if the team is no longer progressing (Daily Mail).
Spurs failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in five years after finishing the campaign in sixth place in the Premier League table and will instead have to compete in the qualifying stages of the Europa League.
Jenas compared Kane’s situation to that of Gareth Bale and Kyle Walker, with both players having gone on to win numerous trophies after leaving the club.
Jenas told the Daily Mail: “I do feel like it is a similar situation [to Gareth Bale]. I love Harry, he’s one of the best strikers in Europe but I also look at his career.
“I speak to Alan Shearer a lot about the decisions he made in his career and he stands by them and has no regrets, he loves the fact that he played for his boyhood team and what he did for Newcastle and there’s a lot to be respected for that and Harry has a lot of that in him also.
“But there’s a lot of me that’s kind of looking around and going, look at what Kyle Walker has done since leaving – he’s gone and won two Premier League titles and could get to a Champions League final this year, he’s achieving things in his career and Harry is only picking up more and more injuries every year.
“I personally would encourage Harry to start having a little knock and considering another move simply from a selfish point of view as a player.
“Hopefully he doesn’t, I really hope he is more of a mindset of what Alan Shearer which was “I love this club, I love being here and I want to be here for the rest of my career”. But it’s hard for me to think without my footballer’s head on in terms of what I think would be best for him.
“I only say that because I feel like Tottenham is going in the wrong direction in comparison to where Harry Kane is going and if the ambition is not met between both club and player, I think it’s well within the player’s right to go a different way.”
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