Anderton: Tottenham first teamer should not forget where he's come from
By Russell Edge
Former Tottenham midfielder Darren Anderton has said that Spurs must match the ambitions of star striker Harry Kane if they are to keep him at the club.
The 24-year-old has established himself as the top player at the club with his incredible goal scoring exploits in recent years, having netted over 20 goals in each of his last three seasons for the club.
Having picked up two successive Premier League golden boot awards, he has continued his impressive form into the current campaign, with 11 goals in just nine games across all competitions for Spurs.
However, Anderton insists that although he is a graduate of the youth system at Spurs, the club cannot rely on his loyalty if a major club came in for his signature, although he urged Kane to remember his roots.
He told the Press Association, via ITV’s website: “You hope he’s Tottenham through and through.
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“I think he’ll want to complete his journey at Tottenham. He’ll want to play in that new stadium and he’ll want to be part of the Tottenham team that wins the league.
“The club have got to go with him on that. If the offer comes in from say Real Madrid, it will be up to Spurs to turn it down.
“If he walks into the Bernabeu with an opportunity to sign, he’d find it very difficult not to. And would you blame him? You couldn’t, absolutely not.”
Kane has made 174 appearances for Tottenham since breaking into the first team in north London, netting 110 times and setting his team mates up for 18 assists across all competitions.
He is contracted at the club until 2022, having signed an improved deal in the summer of 2016, and will be hoping to continue his fine run of form when Bournemouth visit Wembley on Saturday.
In other Tottenham news, Michael Owen has given his prediction on the Cherries’ visit to Spurs.