'Depends on Harry' - Ex-Tottenham boss makes stunning definitive claim over future of Kane
Former Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has stunningly stated that star striker Harry Kane must leave the club if he wants to have any chance of securing silverware during his career.
The 24-year-old is a graduate of Spurs’ youth system and has established himself as one of the world’s best forwards with his imperious form in front of goal.
He has netted over 20 Premier League goals for each of the last four seasons, has two successive golden boot awards to his name and has been scoring at a rate of nearly a goal-a-game for the Lilywhites this campaign, with 35 goals in his 36 appearances across all competitions.
However Spurs have not picked up a major trophy for a decade, with their 2008 League Cup win the club’s last honour, and Villas-Boas has definitively stated that, if the England striker wants to be lifting trophies, then he will have to move away from his boyhood club, where the ex-Spurs manager says all that is waiting will be adoration from supporters.
He told the Press Association, as relayed by the London Evening Standard: “It depends on Harry and his ambitions for the future and how he sees his career going forward.
“If he has a hunger for trophies and for notoriety he would have to leave Spurs, if he has no hunger for that, but (wants) recognition and stability, he would stay at Spurs.
“The trophy cabinet is still what is missing for this great club. That is in the end what footballers chase – glory, winning.
“I think for Harry, one or two more years at Spurs wouldn’t be bad and then see how the club develops.”
Kane has scored an impressive 134 goals in 201 outings for Tottenham, including a late winner in the 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday to strengthen their position in the Premier League top four.
In other Tottenham news, an official bid has been tabled for the club’s top attacking transfer target.