Tim Sherwood: Tottenham star man might quit at end of the season
By Harvey Byrne
Former manager Tim Sherwood has warned Tottenham that star Harry Kane may quit at the end of the season if they fail to win any silverware.
Kane, 24, has established himself as one of the world’s best forwards after being handed his chance by Sherwood in the back end of the 2013-14 campaign.
He has played a key part in helping the north Londoners qualify for the Champions League twice in the last two years with a third and second place finish in the Premier League and their next target will be to win the league title.
However, a lot has been talked of how Tottenham pay lower wages than the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United lately and Sherwood has claimed that Kane can only show so much loyalty before he starts looking elsewhere.
“There’s only so much loyalty someone can show,” told Sherwood, as quoted by the Sky Sports website.
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“Tottenham have been a great club for Harry and he’s been paying them back tenfold. He’s been outstanding over the last couple of seasons, he grew up a stone’s throw from the ground and the kid loves the club.
“But that only lasts a certain amount of time. Then he starts seeing the pound signs and sees the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid or – dare I say it – Manchester United – and then your head gets turned.
“The only way they can keep him is to win something this year. That something might not be the Carabao Cup, it might have to be the league or the FA Cup.”
Tottenham are the only club Kane has been contracted to professionally with his only other teams being loans to date with the likes of Millwall, Leyton Orient, Norwich and Leicester.
He also agreed a new contract at Spurs last December taking up to 2022, meaning that if any other clubs are interested in signing him they may have to go higher than the £198million Paris Saint-Germain paid for Neymar this summer.
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