Former Tottenham and Manchester United star Teddy Sheringham believes Harry Kane could be embarking on his last season in north London.
United have long been linked with a move for the prolific Spurs frontman, who has spoken publicly over the past year of his desire to win trophies before his career is finished.
It is a situation that Sheringham believes mirrors his own move from Spurs to Old Trafford in 1997. That switch was motivated by a desire to compete at the top and win silverware.
He said: “I’ve said Harry Kane is the top centre-forward in the world. He could go to any club. If he became available, every club would want him.
“It’s a tough time for Tottenham. If they don’t match his ambition this season, the writing could be on the wall.
“But Harry has to play to his ability as well, I think he’s dropped his levels recently.
“I know he’s had injuries and it’s the first time I’ve questioned his performances, he’s been outstanding since he broke into the team.”
Top players want to play with top players
Sheringham, who scored 124 goals in two separate spells at Tottenham, added: “Top players want to play with top players.
“I didn’t want to leave Tottenham, I wanted top players to come and play at Tottenham with me.
“I could see that was never going to happen. But if top players come now, Harry Kane will be delighted.
“When Klinsmann came, I couldn’t believe my eyes. You watched him in training.
“Bale will do things in training that will make Kane think, ‘I can’t wait to play football with him on Saturday’.”