Darren Bent has urged Tottenham striker Harry Kane to consider his future at the club by the end of the season if they're not challenging for the Premier League title. Kane continued his impressive start to the season at the weekend with two goals in the 3-3 draw against West Ham.
With Kane approaching the prime years of his career, there has been growing speculation that he could look to leave. And Bent believes this is the final year in which Tottenham can try and convince Kane to stay.
“Harry Kane is working extremely hard,” he said on talkSPORT. “I genuinely believe this is the best we’ve seen Harry Kane play, in terms of his all-round game and his impact in the game.
“We’ve seen that he can score so many different goals, we understand that, but if you look at the assists he’s getting now, the way he’s dropping into midfield, creating opportunities for other players, and even doing defensive work as well. At the moment he’s the complete package.
“But I do fear for Spurs a little bit. If they don’t win anything again this season and, as well as Harry Kane’s playing now, what does he do? Does he stay there again for the sake of it because he loves the club? Or does he go on to another level?
“Someone of that quality needs to be playing in the Champions League. If I was Harry Kane I’d probably give it one more year and see what happens. But the problem is we’ve been saying that for the last few years now, and really, if he wins the EFL Cup, is that going to be enough for him to say, ‘I like what Spurs are doing, I’m going to stay’? No!
“If the top crop, the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona, come in for him, it’s not even a question. If they come in for him at the end of the season, you go.”
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