Jermaine Jenas fears Harry Kane is in the same boat as Gareth Bale once was at Tottenham and may opt for a similar route out.
Harry Kane is undisputedly one of the best strikers in Europe and one that many clubs would love to sign, leaving Tottenham in a slightly unfavorable position.
The Lilywhites have won no silverware since Kane established himself in the first-team. In fact, their last trophy came in the 2008 EFL Cup. And prospects of adding to their tally soon appear remote despite boasting a serial winner like Jose Mourinho as manager.
Therefore, Kane’s future has been up for debate over the last few seasons. While his goalscoring exploits are indeed impressive, winning no silverware is a disappointment. Especially for a player of his caliber.
Manchester United have emerged most recently as a potential new destination for the England captain. Real Madrid, meanwhile, have expressed an interest in the past.
And considering the successes both Bale and former teammate Kyle Walker have enjoyed away from north London, Jenas fears the worst-case scenario.
The former Spurs midfielder told the Daily Mail: “I do feel like it is a similar situation [to Bale].
“I love Harry, he’s one of the best strikers in Europe but I also look at his career.
“I speak to Alan Shearer a lot about the decisions he made in his career and he stands by them and has no regrets, he loves the fact that he played for his boyhood team and what he did for Newcastle and there’s a lot to be respected for that and Harry has a lot of that in him also.
“But there’s a lot of me that’s kind of looking around and going, look at what Walker has done since leaving – he’s gone and won two Premier League titles and could get to a Champions League final this year, he’s achieving things in his career and Harry is only picking up more and more injuries every year.
“I personally would encourage Harry to start having a little look and considering another move simply from a selfish point of view as a player.
“Hopefully he doesn’t, I really hope he is more of a mindset of what Shearer which was ‘I love this club, I love being here and I want to be here for the rest of my career’, but it’s hard for me to think without my footballer’s head-on in terms of what I think would be best for him.
“I only say that because I feel like Tottenham is going in the wrong direction in comparison to where Kane is going and if the ambition is not met between both club and player, I think it’s well within the player’s right to go a different way.”