Pundit claims he can see Spurs star ‘doing a Robin van Persie’ after development

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Paddy Kenny has claimed that Harry Kane could emulate Robin van Persie’s career move in a bid to win silverware after Tottenham crashed out of the FA Cup against Middlesbrough. 

Spurs confirmed they would be going another season without winning a trophy after suffering a tepid 1-0 defeat to Boro on Tuesday night. 

It also means another campaign without silverware for club talisman Kane, who is still yet to taste glory for Spurs now at 28 years of age. 

Despite scooping up plenty of individual accolades across his career, the England captain admitted last year that he would rather be winning awards on a team level instead (Evening Standard). 

And Kenny believes Kane could copy the career move of former Arsenal striker van Persie, who left the Gunners for Manchester United in search of silverware as a 29-year-old. 

He told Football Insider: “We all love loyalty but [Kane] wants to win trophies. Are Tottenham going to win anything soon? In my opinion, no. Losing to Middlesbrough, that’s such an embarrassment for them.

“I’d be out of there. I think about Van Persie, everyone thought Man United had paid far too much when he joined them. He was a bit older and people said he wasn’t worth it. He then won the golden boot and Man United won the title.

“If you put Kane in a team like City’s, they will win the title. They might win it without him to be fair but Kane would guarantee it. I can see him doing a Van Persie.

“It would be crazy if he finished his career without winning a trophy. He would be the top goalscorer in the Premier League without winning it.

“People say he wouldn’t leave Spurs now or that the bids won’t come in, I wouldn’t be so sure. If he stays at Tottenham I think he’s throwing away his chances of winning anything.”

Van Persie netted 26 times in his first season at United en route to securing the Premier League title in the 2012-13 campaign (Transfermarkt). 

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Kane will be frustrated at Tottenham’s lack of silverware more than anyone else and unfortunately, he has been part of the sides that haven’t managed to get over the line for whatever reason. 

The difficult thing for him is that he is contracted with the club for another two years, which could prove to be a tough spot for him if he was to push for an exit. 

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