Harry Kane may resist the temptation to leave Tottenham in search of big rewards at the end of the season, according to former Tottenham striker Frederic Kanute.
While Kane scored 25 Premier League goals during another fine individual campaign, his drive to win his first major trophy never ended in a disappointing season for Spurs.
Tottenham are nine points behind the top four after a dramatic 4-3 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday, and chairman Daniel Levy has already sacked two head coaches in Antonio Conte and his interim deputy Christian Stellini.
With Kane set to enter the final 12 months of his contract, reports suggest he could be a target for Manchester United in the upcoming transfer window, while Paris Saint-Germain are also showing interest in the 29-year-old.
Kane wanted to leave Tottenham for Manchester City in 2021 and Kanute believes the England captain might be tempted by the prospect of leaving this time around.
Speaking to Stats Perform at a LaLiga x Bloomsbury Football League event, Kanute said: “I can’t speak for him but obviously the fans will be very, very disappointed if he leaves the club because he was fantastic.
“At the same time, I think they also understand that this could be a good opportunity, a huge opportunity for him to win trophies.
“I think he will be a little inconsistent in the next choice he has to make.”
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Tottenham have yet to name a permanent successor to Conte, with Ryan Mason taking over as interim head coach following Stellini’s departure.
Kanute urged the Spurs to look to the future on his next appointment, with the likes of Julian Nagelsmann, Xabi Alonso and Vincent Kompany linked to the role.
“I wish Mason the best and hope he does a great job, but we all think it’s temporary,” he said.
“Obviously the next appointment will be very important as I think it should be a long term appointment but as we know in modern football there is not much patience.
“I just hope that the new manager will start with a few victories that will give the club a positive momentum.
“Obviously they are missing the silverware and that is all the Tottenham fans are hoping for that Tottenham can finally win the trophy, but I think there is some anxiety in the team.
“If you want a trophy, you have to build it up, have some stability with the coach, with a philosophy of what kind of football you want to convey to the fans.
“I think they have yet to achieve that stability so that they can finally thrive in their football.”
13 – Spurs have conceded a league-record 13 goals in the first 15 minutes of Premier League matches this season, while only three teams have conceded more in that period in a single campaign: Wolves 11-12 (16), Ipswich 94-95 (15) and Sheff United 93-94 (14). Sleepy. pic.twitter.com/cjjRMQCF9q
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