Former Spurs striker, Les Ferdinand, has warned Tottenham that they need to match Harry Kane’s ambitions if they are to have any hope of keeping the striker in North London.
A lot has been written and said about Kane’s future over the past two months, with the striker being linked with the likes of Manchester United (Daily Mail), Real Madrid (Diario Madridista), Juventus (Tuttosport), and PSG (AS).
However, it seems clear at this point that the 26-year-old is set to stay in North London for at least one more season. Multiple reports have suggested that the Lilywhites have no intention of letting the star striker leave (Manchester Evening News).
Some pundits have already opined that the England captain will need to look elsewhere if Tottenham do not get close to winning trophies soon (Football Insider), a sentiment which has now been echoed by Ferdinand.
The QPR director of football admitted that he wanted to see Kane remain at Spurs for the rest of his career but insisted that the striker will not want to go without medals.
Speaking to Stats Perform (as relayed by Goal), Ferdinand said: “As a fan, I don’t want Harry to go anywhere. I want him to stay at Tottenham and end his career at Tottenham, but we have to be realistic.
“Players now earn the sort of money that life shouldn’t be a problem for them when they finish playing. So they get to a stage where they achieve that goal and they say: ‘Right, okay’.
“But then there’s a situation where when you finish your career, the biggest thing for me now is looking back at my career and saying: ‘Yes, I did okay, but what have I got to show for it? Where are the medals?’ And that’s what you want.
“Every single player is the same. If Tottenham can match Harry’s ambitions to want him to win most things, then he’ll stay at Tottenham for as long as they can match those ambitions.
“If he feels like they can’t, and they won’t, then that’s the time I think Harry will say, ‘Look, I want to go and win things’. I don’t think people would deny him that opportunity.
“Let’s hope that Tottenham can get to a stage where they’re in a position to do that, because like I said, no one wants to see him leave but I certainly would understand the situation.”
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I expect most Spurs fans are probably sick of hearing pundits and former players mouth off about Kane’s future, particularly considering they are all just pointing out the obvious. Jose Mourinho will be trying to convince Kane that he can fulfil his ambitions at Tottenham and much will depend on whether we show the necessary mprovements next season.
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