Manchester United target Harry Kane: I will leave Tottenham Hotspur if they don’t compete for trophies

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United target Harry Kane has insisted he would only consider staying at Tottenham Hotspur if they started to compete for silverware.

The English striker has attracted interest from Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid after topping the goalscoring charts for 2017 with 56 goals.

His teammate Danny Rose caused a rift over the summer by expressing frustration at his club’s inability to compete for silverware, prompting speculation surrounding a potential move away.

And Kane, when asked about his Spurs future, made it clear that he would need to start picking up trophies to remain at Spurs.

“I’ve always said: keep progressing, keep getting better, we want to start winning trophies,” he said. “That’s the aim, as long as the club keep doing that then, yeah I’m happy here.”

Just like Coutinho, who will pick up more trophies at Barcelona in five months than he did in five years at Liverpool, Kane is too good, too valuable, to not be picking up silverware.

And it just won’t happen with Spurs: they only have one trophy since the turn of the century and the last time they picked up silverware that wasn’t the League Cup was in 1991. They haven’t won the league since 1961.

Put simply, winning trophies just isn’t in the Spurs DNA. It hasn’t been for years. And their record against the top six this season only adds further weight to that notion. You can only imagine that a big money move away for Kane, in light of his comments, is a matter of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’.

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