Jermaine Jenas reckons Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane may soon eave the club in order to win silverware – just like Kyle Walker and Gareth Bale.
The England captain went another season without a trophy in 2019/20, which has led to speculation regarding his long-term future.
The £200,000-a-week star (Spotrac) is viewed by many as a world class striker, but fans and pundits have wondered how long the player can be content without silverware.
In the eyes of former Spurs midfielder Jenas, it might not be long until Kane departs Tottenham.
He said (Daily Mail): “I do feel like it is a similar situation [to Gareth Bale]. I love Harry, he’s one of the best strikers in Europe but I also look at his career.
“There’s a lot of me that’s kind of looking around and going, look at what Kyle Walker has done since leaving – he’s gone and won two Premier League titles and could get to a Champions League final this year, he’s achieving things in his career and Harry is only picking up more and more injuries every year.”
With Real Madrid, Bale – who cost £85 million in 2013 (BBC Sport) – has won an impressive 13 trophies including four Champions Leagues and two league titles.
And since joining Manchester City, full-back Walker (£50 million, BBC Sport) has won eight pieces of silverware including two league titles.
Spurs may have received a healthy £135 million for the duo, but the pair have certainly both justified their exits.
TBR’s View – One more season?
Having no trophies to his name will surely be in the back of Kane’s mind.
He’s been a magnificent servant for Spurs but one has to wonder if this is now last chance saloon.
A player of his quality and ambition needs to be winning trophies, and the fact players like Bale, Walker and also Luka Modric have all left to resounding success is potentially difficult to ignore.
Jose Mourinho’s trophy-winning credentials cannot be questioned, so perhaps Kane may see 2020/21 as the last chance to win silverware with Spurs.