‘He’s 26 and you only have a small window of opportunity’: Rio Ferdinand urges Harry Kane to LEAVE Tottenham to win trophies – just as he quit Leeds for Manchester United
Rio Ferdinand has suggested Tottenham striker Harry Kane should look elsewhere if he wants to win the biggest trophies during his career.
Kane has failed to lift any silverware during his time in north London – finishing runner-up in last season’s Champions League and in the 2014-15 League Cup.
Tottenham already sit 10 points off pace-setters Liverpool in the Premier League after just seven matches and were dumped out of the Carabao Cup last week by League Two side Colchester.
England international Harry Kane is desperately seeking silverware with Tottenham
Kane and his Tottenham team-mates were humiliated 7-2 on Tuesday night by Bayern Munich
Following a tough start to the season under Mauricio Pochettino, matters got worse on Tuesday night as Tottenham were humiliated 7-2 by Bayern Munich at home.
And Ferdinand, who won six Premier League titles and one Champions League with Manchester United after joining them in 2002, has claimed Kane should leave to realise his dream of winning silverware.
The 40-year-old went on to compare his past situation at Leeds to the current predicament facing Kane at Tottenham.
Ahead of Tottenham’s Champions League clash to Bundesliga giants Bayern, Ferdinand told BT Sport: ‘It leads me to look at Harry Kane.
‘What are you in the game for? Are you in the game to be a one club man or to win trophies? Do Spurs look like a team capable of winning trophies?
Rio Ferdinand has claimed Kane should look to leave Tottenham in order to realise his dream
Ferdinand claimed the possibility for Kane to leave Tottenham will ‘come and go very quickly’
‘I don’t think so. They were a better team a couple of years ago. Leeds is a similar example, I was maybe a year or two younger but I was in a team at a Champions League semi-final, nearly won the league, but I thought I had a better chance elsewhere and I had the opportunity to go. I made a very quick decision to go and win trophies.
‘Harry Kane is probably thinking about it and having those questions. They need answering soon. He’s 26 and you only have a small window of opportunity, they come and go very quickly.’
Former Tottenham striker Peter Crouch backed Ferdinand up, claiming the England international will look to leave if the club don’t go all out for success.
Crouch added: ‘There’s a lot to be said about being a legend at a football club. He’ll want to win trophies, but they [Spurs] are not there at the moment. He’ll want signings and assurances or he will leave.’
Kane will have been left despondent on Tuesday night as Bayern ran riot at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with Serge Gnabry humiliating the hosts.
The former Arsenal man scored four times in the second half as Niko Kovac’s side put seven past Tottenham in front of their own supporters.
Former Arsenal man Gnabry scored four times in the second half on Tuesday night