Tottenham warned Man United could sign Harry Kane
Tim Sherwood warns Tottenham Hotspur that Manchester United could sign Harry Kane unless Spurs win silverware this season
Tim Sherwood has warned Tottenham Hotspur that Manchester United and other top clubs could sign Harry Kane unless Spurs win a trophy.
The England international has established himself as one of the Premier League’s strikers over the past three or four seasons.
Kane scored 29 goals in 31 games last season to finish as the division’s top goal-scorer ahead of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez.
The 24-year-old signed a new long-term deal with Tottenham during the 2016-17 campaign but Kane continued to be linked with a potential move to Manchester United.
The England international has already scored 100 Premier League goals at the age of 23 as Alan Shearer’s record of 249 goals looks under serious threat from the Spurs talisman.
Former Tottenham manager Sherwood believes Manchester United could lure Kane to Old Trafford unless the north London side can get their hands on some silverware in the near future.
“There’s only so much loyalty someone can show,” Sherwood told Sky Sports.
“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.”
Spurs finished in second place in the Premier League table and seven points behind Chelsea in the title race last season.
Tottenham were unable to beat Swansea City on Sunday as the Lilywhites were forced to settle for a point in a goalless draw at Wembley.
The north London side will make the trip to West Ham United in their next Premier League game on Saturday.