Teddy Sheringham believes Harry Kane is at a ‘crossroads’ and has urged the Tottenham forward to ‘make the most’ of his career in football.
The future of the England captain has been subject of debate in recent months after Kane admitted he would not stay with the north London side if he felt they could not match his ambitions, with reports having linked the 26-year-old with a move to Manchester United.
Sheringham faced a similar situation during his career at Spurs and left the club to move to Old Trafford in 1997, winning a host of major honours and playing a key role in the club’s historic treble-winning season in 1999.
The former England international has now given his verdict on Kane’s current scenario, and warned the forward he only has one chance to win the major silverware he craves – the striker yet to win any honours in his career so far.
“There are similarities [between myself and Harry Kane] but you’ve got to look at where Tottenham are now compared to where they were when I was playing for them,” Sheringham told Sky Sports.
“The ambition had been sucked out of the club when I was at Tottenham, we weren’t going places. At least with Tottenham now they are challenging for the top four and were in the Champions League final not so long ago.
“Kane has got to weigh up his situation and whether he wants to leave. Is there going to be top players coming to Tottenham to play with him, or is he going to have to go elsewhere to play with top players?
“At the moment, his career at Spurs has been on a steady forward trajectory, but I think he may be at a crossroads. If not this year, if they haven’t won anything or don’t look like they are going forwards next season, there could be changes.
“Harry has only got one career and he wants to win things. My advice would be that you only get one career, make sure you make the most of it.”