Harry Kane should stay at Tottenham Hotspur rather than seek a big money move elsewhere, according to his former boss Harry Redknapp.

The England international scored his first hat-trick of the season on Wednesday night against APOEL Nicosia to once again highlight his star quality.

He has now scored nine goals in his last five matches for Spurs, also registering braces against Everton, Borussia Dortmund and West Ham United.

His rise to prominence and consistent performances mean he is increasingly being linked with moves away from London, even though the player has said nothing about wanting to play elsewhere.

Former Spurs boss Tim Sherwood suggested earlier this month that Kane would be on his way out of the club if they do not win a trophy this season.

Current manager Mauricio Pochettino was quick to rubbish the idea, clarifying that the striker loves playing for Tottenham and do will so “for a long time”.

And Redknapp – who took charge of Spurs between 2008 and 2012 – goes further, believing that Kane will one day captain the club.

“I don’t see why he should leave, he’ll be captain eventually, he’s loved there,” the 70-year-old told Sky Sports News.

“He’s come from the youth team, at a great club, great training ground, with a great stadium when the new one is done.”

Redknapp, who recently left Birmingham City, added that although Kane may not currently be the club’s highest earner, money will come if he remains a Spurs player.

“The fans adore him, he’s earning fantastic money, he’ll go on to earn bigger money than he’s on now in the future.

“I’d like to see him stay there long term. He’s old school, and old school meant you went to a football club as a kid and you never thought about leaving.

“That was your club. It’s changed now but Harry Kane is old school so I think he’ll know when he’s well off and stay at Tottenham.”

The 24-year-old made his Spurs debut under Redknapp during the 2011-12 Europa League campaign.

He subsequently spent time on loan at Millwall, Norwich City and Leicester City.

It was in the seasons after the Redknapp left that he developed into the goalscorer that has made him one of the country’s most valuable players.

And if he keeps on scoring, you can guarantee his name will continue to be linked with clubs other than Tottenham, regardless of whether Pochettino, Redknapp and the fans want him to stay.

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