Chris Sutton says Harry Kane would find it hard to turn down a move to Liverpool, as Tottenham acknowledge they face a battle to keep the striker they value at £200million.
Kane, 26, who has four years left to run on his current deal at Spurs spoke about his future this week on an Instagram live chat and the overriding message was a mixed one.
The striker admitted to being ambitious and said: “I’m not someone to just stay there for the sake of it.”
The admission was not really a surprise and Tottenham are apparently well aware of their star striker’s “growing agitation” with a place at Europe’s top table unlikely next season.
The Daily Mail claim Spurs “are in a strong position to keep Kane” and under no pressure to sell the England man with suitors facing a daunting task of “persuading the club to accept anything lower than their £200million valuation”.
Manchester United and Real Madrid have been the two clubs most mentioned in regards to Kane, but Chris Sutton has backed the player to move to Liverpool or Manchester City if he really wants to win the Premier League title.
The former Blackburn man told BBC: “Spurs are a brilliant club, but at this moment in time they are way behind the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City.”
“If one of those clubs came in for him, if you were Harry Kane you would be stupid not to go.”
Kane has developed into one of the great number nines in world football and his decade-long spell at Tottenham has seen him score 181 goals in 278 appearances for the club.
Paul Merson also last week advised Kane to leave Tottenham in order to win trophies.
“I hope that winning trophies is on Kane’s mind,’ Merson told Sky Sports. ‘At the end of the day, these players earn enough to not work another day’s worth when their career is over. The money shouldn’t come into it too much.
“He also has to think whether he wants to become the top Premier League goalscorer of all time. I don’t see that happening if he stays at Tottenham under Mourinho.
“If he wants to break the record, I think he needs to move on, too. But that would have to be to a Premier League team, so there is a lot for Harry Kane to think about. But overall, you want to see Harry Kane winning trophies, for his brilliance on the pitch.”