Tottenham Hotspur and English football legend Teddy Sheringham has warned that Mauricio Pochettino’s club will need to start winning trophies if they want to keep striker Harry Kane.
The retired centre forward, formerly of Spurs, spent seven seasons with the North London club across two spells and did not win a single trophy.
Tottenham fan favourite Sheringham eventually swapped White Heart Lane for Old Trafford in 1997. After moving to Sir Alex Ferguson’s side, the 53-year-old won three Premier League titles, one FA Cup, one Champions League title as well as one Intercontinental Cup.
It will certainly be a decision which he made that he will not regret as he was also part of the famous Red Devils treble winning side in 1999. Had he stayed with Spurs, he would have probably ended his career without a piece of major silverware.
Despite being one of the world’s best forwards for a few years now, Tottenham talisman Kane has yet to win a piece of major silverware.
He could fit into most of the elite teams in world football. Leaving Spurs at this stage of his career, could be appealing especially as he will be 26-years-old this year and is approaching his prime.
Pochettino has transformed Tottenham into one of the best sides in England since taking over in 2014, despite having had to work on a very limited transfer budget as compared to the likes of Liverpool, the Manchester clubs, Arsenal and Chelsea.
However, the North Londoners have been unable to win a trophy during this time. The last time that they won something was back in 2008 when they claimed the League Cup.
“There is going to come a time in Harry’s career when he is going to say, ‘I can’t be a nearly man any more, we have to go one step further for me to win things in my football career,’” Sheringham told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“You don’t get any younger in football and it’s amazing how quickly it flies by. Harry will want to win stuff, he will be wanting to play at the very top.”