Teddy Sheringham warns Spurs star his career is at a crossroads

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Teddy Sheringham believes Harry Kane has a big decision to make regarding his future next summer as he urged the striker to make the most of his career.

Sheringham enjoyed five prolific years in North London before making the move to Manchester United back in the summer of 1997.

He spent four seasons at Old Trafford and although he was not always the first choice during the entirety his time in Manchester, he managed to win the Premier League title on three occasions, one FA Cup and a Champions League title (transfermarkt).

He returned to Tottenham in the summer of 2001 in the latter stages of his career as a 35-year-old.

Kane has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United over the past few months (Daily Mail) but it appears that the England captain is likely to stay put in North London this summer (Manchester Evening News).

When asked if there were similarities between his own situation at Tottenham and Kane’s, Sheringham insisted that the Lilywhites were in a much better place now than they were back in 1997.

He told Sky Sports: “There are similarities but you have to look at Tottenham where they are and where they were when I was playing for Tottenham.

“The ambition had been sucked out the club when I was playing for Tottenham, we weren’t really going places. At least with Tottenham at the moment they’re getting into the top four. They’re challenging for things. In the Champions League final not so long ago.

“He’s got to weigh up his situation, does he want to leave? Is there going to be top players coming to Tottenham to play with him? Or is he going to have to go elsewhere to play with top players?”

However, the former Spurs star did claim that Kane is at a crossroads and that he seriously needs to think of leaving Tottenham next summer if the club isn’t challenging for big trophies.

Sheringham added: “At the moment I would say his career at Tottenham – I know they haven’t won anything – but the career has been steadily going forward, but I think it might be at a crossroads, and if not this year, if they haven’t won anything or don’t look like they’re going forwards in the next season I think there could be changes because Harry’s only got one career and he wants to win things.

“My advice would be, you only get one career Harry, make sure you make the most of it.”

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Not only have Tottenham progressed much more since Sheringham’s time at the club but Manchester United are no longer the force they once were. If Kane does end up leaving Spurs next summer, a move to United will be a sideways step.

The only clubs I can see him leaving Spurs for are Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City, as I don’t think Liverpool could afford him. United can probably afford him but I doubt a move to Old Trafford would be appealing to Kane but a lot will depend on how things go next season.

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