Harry Kane opened the door to a Tottenham outing when he spoke to Jamie Redknapp about his desire to win trophies in a live Instagram video earlier this month.
Kane has yet to experience major success with the Spurs and has been linked to a large-scale move into the next transfer window.
But should he stay or leave? Here, Sportsmail gets the point of view of our expert columnists Jamie Redknapp, Chris Sutton and Martin Keown…
Harry Kane linked to Tottenham estrangement as he searches for trophies
Jamie Redknapp: “He must give Mourinho a chance”
In a live Instagram chat with Jamie Redknapp, Kane talked about his desire to win trophies before his retirement
Since my live chat on Instagram with Harry Kane two weeks ago, there has been a lot of speculation about his future. We were talking about winning trophies and what he expects from his career, and he left the door open to leave Tottenham.
Kane was not disrespectful – he was honest. He showed me around the room where he was, showing me his Premier League and World Cup Golden Boots. But he wants to win trophies, not individual awards.
If he doesn’t think Tottenham can help him reach this goal, he will of course consider his options. Loyalty and ambition are the two things that this 26-year-old must weigh. More clubs than Manchester United would be interested in him.
Who wouldn’t want Harry Kane to lead their line? Not only is he a fantastic goal scorer, he’s the kind of guy you want in your locker room.
Should Kane stay or leave? Jose Mourinho having only taken over in November, I would give Tottenham the summer transfer window to prove his ambition. If they progress, then maybe it will stay longer.
Redknapp thinks Kane (right) should give Jose Mourinho a chance at Spurs
Chris Sutton: “Time is running out to win titles”
If Harry Kane were available, which of the European elite clubs would show an interest in signing it? It might be faster to name those who would not, even if it cost an arm and a leg.
His numbers – 136 goals in 198 Premier League games for Tottenham – say it all. Manchester United were strongly linked but Manchester City would surely come for him too. Sergio Aguero turns 32 in June and Kane would be a great addition to their lineup.
The same goes for Barcelona or Real Madrid or anyone else who could afford the asking price of £ 200 million! The bottom line is: if Kane wants to win trophies, then there are teams in a better position to do so, both in the Premier League and abroad.
Whether he leaves Tottenham this summer will depend on his willingness to be ruthless. Kane is under contract until 2024, so he should push out. He has already shown great loyalty to the Spurs. But time is running out for him to win a title or lift a trophy.
Kane lacks time to win trophies and should consider leaving, says Chris Sutton
Martin Keown: “He needs stability, not movement”
How many times has Manchester United tried to get Alan Shearer? Had he been there, the Premier League’s top scorer of all time would have won trophy after trophy.
Between 1996, the year Shearer signed for Newcastle, and 2006, the year of his retirement, United won five titles. However, he remained extremely loyal to his childhood club. Now the question is whether Harry Kane should do the same.
The main difference with Shearer is that he won the Premier League with Blackburn before returning to Newcastle. Kane didn’t have that. At 26, he still awaits this first taste of silverware.
Maybe other clubs are better placed to check this box for him. But my first reaction is that, for the moment, Kane should stay in Tottenham. He needs to recover to his best after his injury. He needs games, support from those around him and maybe a little patience. He will get that with Tottenham.
Maybe in six months, once he’s back on goal, we can revisit the topic of his future. We can also assess whether the Spurs seem more ambitious under Jose Mourinho. For now, I’m saying that Kane should stay.
Kane (left) needs stability and support and he’ll get that at Spurs, says Martin Keown
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