Alan Shearer says Harry Kane ‘has to leave’ Tottenham if the club fail to win silverware under Jose Mourinho next season.
The north London side have regressed since reaching last seasons Champions League final, the arrival of Jose Mourinho as Mauricio Pochettino successor so far failing to reignite what has been a disappointing campaign that currently has Spurs languishing in eighth in the Premier League.
Despite scoring an abundance of goals, England captain Kane is yet to win a major trophy in his career and the forward’s future has been the subject of speculation in recent months, with Alan Shearer believing the 26-year-old must consider leaving his boyhood side should they fail to end their silverware drought next season.
“My guess is, if he doesn’t win anything in the next 12 months then he has to leave,” Shearer told the Match of the Day: Top 10 podcast.
“He’ll do another year, I think, and if nothing comes in terms of trophies, then he’ll be off.”
Kane has scored prolifically since his emergence in the first-team at Tottenham and has scored 136 Premier League goals in addition to twice winning the Golden Boot, and Shearer admits the star could be the man to dethrone him as the division’s all-time record goalscorer on 260 goals.
“It depends on his fitness,” Shearer added. “Where he is and what success he’s had at whatever club he’s at – whether that’s at Spurs or somewhere else.
“It’s going to be hard for him. He’s on 136 and there’s a lot of ‘ifs’ being asked; if he stays fit or if he stays in the Premier League. It’s going to be tough, but it’s going to go one day.”