Graeme Souness has warned Harry Kane that he could look back on his career with regret if he decides to stay at Tottenham and fails to win any silverware.
Kane wrote his name into the history books yesterday, with his goal against Manchester City making him Tottenham’s outright top goalscorer with 267 strikes, and also making him just the third player after Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney to score 200 Premier League goals.
The 29-year-old has undoubtedly already sealed his legacy as Spurs’ greatest player of the modern era but there remains the asterisk of him not yet winning a major trophy in his professional career.
Some reports over the last few weeks have indicated that Tottenham expect Kane to sign a new contract if the club manage to finish in the top four again this season (Football Transfers) but Souness believes the England captain may be making a mistake by committing his future to the club.
The Liverpool legend told Sky Sports Main Event (05/02/23 at 19.30) after Spurs’ 1-0 win over Manchester City: “He will look back on his career, if he doesn’t win the big trophies.
“He’ll look at people in the future, watching a Champions League final and seeing players who are never in his league, and never will be in his league, winning trophies. He’ll go, ‘maybe I should have [moved]’.”
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There is no doubt that Kane would be desperate to win a trophy or two before the end of his career (for which, there is still a long way to go). However, the question is which Premier League club he can join right now that would offer him a better chance of winning silverware.
A move to Manchester City is now off the table after their acquisition of Haaland. I am not convinced that Man Utd would offer the 29-year-old enough of a guarantee of competing for titles. In fact, there is still a long way to go this season and it remains to be seen if the Red Devils would even finish above us.
If Tottenham continue to back Conte in the transfer window (which contrary to what some Spurs fans believe, the club clearly have) and the Italian commits himself to a longer-term project, I believe Kane will sign a new contract too.
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