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Redknapp sounds Harry Kane warning if Spurs ‘decline’ continues

Harry Redknapp has warned Tottenham that Harry Kane could look to leave the club in search of silverware if their current ‘decline’ continues.

Kane’s future has been subject of speculation in recent weeks following a disappointing season for Spurs, with Manchester United and Manchester City having been tentatively linked with moves for the England captain.

The 26-year-old increased the uncertainty surrounding his future by warning he would not remain in north London ‘for the sake of it’, Kane yet to win a major trophy in his career to date.

After reaching the Champions League final last season, Spurs have regressed this season and currently sit eighth in the Premier League, with the arrival of Jose Mourinho as manager in November doing little to revive the club’s fortunes.

Redknapp, who enjoyed a four-year spell as Spurs boss, admits he did not foresee the club’s current struggles but has warned they risk losing Kane should they fail to turn things around.

“He’s a fantastic professional, great lad,” he told Sky Sports. “He wants to play and wants to win things.

“In the last year, I didn’t foresee what was going to happen at Tottenham. I could see them winning the Premier League title last year. I thought they were going to march on: they’ve got a great team, I loved [Mauricio] Pochettino.

“But they went into decline with that terrible run that they had and Jose [Mourinho] has gone in and found it hard to turn things around. They’ve done ok without being great.

“They need surgery in the summer but at the moment, is anyone going to spend money in the next year or two and going for big transfers?

“He’ll be looking at that and thinking what a player he would be for one of the top clubs. I don’t want to see him leave but what a centre-forward he would be for Manchester City, for example.

“He would be a great signing for any club. He’s a great player and a great professional.

“But please God he stays at Tottenham. But he certainly won’t stay if he doesn’t see them pushing to win things.”

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