Sherwood: Kane will leave if Spurs don’t win something this season

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Former Tottenham manager turned pundit, Tim Sherwood, has said that striker Harry Kane will leave the club if they don’t win anything this year. 

He also claimed that the League Cup wouldn’t be enough – that it would have to be the FA Cup or the Premier League.

Talking on Sky Sports, Sherwood said: “There’s only so much loyalty someone can show.

“Tottenham have been a great club for Harry and he’s been paying them back tenfold.

He’s been outstanding over the last couple of seasons, he grew up a stone’s throw from the ground and the kid loves the club.

“But that only lasts a certain amount of time. Then he starts seeing the pound signs and sees the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid or – dare I say it – Manchester United – and then your head gets turned.

“The only way they can keep him is to win something this year. That something might not be the Carabao Cup, it might have to be the league or the FA Cup.”


Harry Kane is Tottenham through and through, but Sherwood is right – Tottenham don’t pay market wages and they haven’t won a trophy since the League Cup back in 2008. The combination isn’t great for a player that is widely acknowledged to be world class, and in the top ten, possibly five, strikers in the world. The League Cup has even less relevance in today’s footballing world, and he’s probably right that this wouldn’t be enough. Winning the FA Cup is achievable for Spurs – the Premier League and the Champions League would be very tough. There was some talk about Kane interesting the big sides last summer but this will increase next year. And if Tottenham finished outside of the top four, and the Champions League, it probably would be all over. It’s tough to imagine Tottenham without Kane. Spurs fans will be hoping it’s not a reality they have to address.

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