Rooney tips Kane to leave Spurs

Wayne Rooney thinks that Harry Kane will leave Tottenham if the clubs trophy drought continues.

The former England skipper was a guest pundit for Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football and described Kane as ‘the best striker in Europe’, but warned that his focus could move from scoring goals, to winning trophies.

The Everton forward said:

“At the moment, he is probably the best striker in Europe.

“He can go where he wants to, he’s that good. He is like a young Alan Shearer. He scores all different types of goals.

“The problem that Tottenham are going to have is that his motivation is goals, but his motivation is going to change from goals to trophies.

“And if Tottenham don’t win trophies in the next year, maybe two, he is going to want to move elsewhere to win trophies.

“That is a decision he is going to have to make in the next year or two, but Tottenham have also got to make a decision – bring more players in and have a real push to win the Premier League.”

Rooney made that same decision back in 2004, having broken into the first team at Everton, he was snapped up by Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. Rooney would go on to win five Premier League titles, one Champions League, one FA Cup and three League Cups during his time at Old Trafford, as well as scoring 253 goals, setting a new club record.

On paper, Spurs have been one of the best teams in the Premier League over the last three seasons, but have failed to add silverware to their trophy room, which has not been added to since the club won the League Cup back in 2008, while their last League title win came back in 1961.

Kane has been linked with moves to Real Madrid and Manchester United.