Former England World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst has urged Harry Kane to stay at Tottenham despite transfer links to Manchester City.
Kane has been heavily linked with a move away from Spurs over the past week or so, with the England captain fuelling speculation in an interview with Gary Neville recently.
In the conversation with Neville, the 27-year-old stressed that he did not want to retire from football with any regrets over major honours – something that has eluded him during his time with Tottenham.
football.london understands that while Kane is becoming increasingly frustrated with Spurs’ inability to compete for the bigger trophies, he has not directly informed the club of his desire to leave.
Hurst, when speaking to casino.org, has told Kane to stay put at Tottenham and to be “careful” when making a potentially career-defining decision.
“Playing for your country and being successful for your country in my opinion is always going to be bigger than playing success for your club, and I’ve experienced both,” Hurst said.
“In terms of whether he stays or goes at Spurs, in the long term, I think moving from a club which he’s a god at is not necessary.
“In 30 years’ time he’ll be in a pub, if he’s gone to another club, and there’ll be a Spurs fan sitting in the bar saying: ‘Why’d you leave the club’ and maybe throw a glass of beer over him [laughs].
“Focusing on trophies is important to a degree, but it’s not the be-all and end-all of a player’s world.
“So I would advise him to be very careful about what he does and how he does it.”
Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United are all understood to be interested in signing the striker, who won the Premier League golden boot and the playmaker of the season awards after scoring the most goals and registering the most assists in the top flight during the 2020/21 campaign.
Source by Football London