Teddy Sheringham advises Harry Kane to leave Tottenham in the summer

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Harry Kane
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Teddy Sheringham has urged Harry Kane to leave Tottenham in the summer and join a club that is guaranteed to challenge for major honours.

Kane produced another masterful display in Spurs’ 5-0 win over Everton on Monday, with the striker’s brace taking his all-time Premier League tally to 176 – one more than Arsenal legend Thierry Henry (Premierleague.com).

The Tottenham man now has Alan Shearer’s all-time record of 260 in his sights but he is yet to taste any silverware as a player.

Sheringham, who swapped Tottenham for Manchester United in 1997 and returned to White Hart Lane for a second spell four years later, urged Kane to leave his boyhood club in the summer.

The 55-year-old said on Sky Sports (7/3/22 from 22:00 onwards): “He’s got to eye up the situation – the same as what I did really (when Sheringham left Tottenham for Manchester United).

“Short career, you get probably 12-14 years if you’re lucky. He’s coming into a crossroads in his career of “what do I do, do I stay at a club which might challenge or do I go somewhere I know they’re going to challenge”.

“If I was advising him, you want to play at the top level, you want to play in Champions League finals, you want to be playing for the league title.

“If you want to do that, I think he needs to leave.”

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Even the most hardened of Spurs fans would understand why Kane would want to leave in search of silverware. The 28-year-old is a generational talent and is too good not to be challenging for major honours every season.

The only hope that Tottenham have of convincing him to stay would be if we manage to qualify for the Champions League. Even then, I do not think the 28-year-old will be tempted to sign a new contract with the Lilywhites.

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