Former Tottenham striker Darren Bent feels Harry Kane should think long and hard about his Spurs future at the end of the season.
Kane, 27, has enjoyed a stellar start to the campaign, scoring 10 goals and providing eight assists in nine appearances. It appears as though the England captain has taken his game to the next level and is the “complete package”, according to Bent.
The Walthamstow-born star enjoyed loan spells at clubs such as Millwall and Leicester City in the early part of his career. However, he has been the first name on the Spurs team-sheet since the 2014-2015 campaign.
With 198 goals in all competitions for the north Londoners, it is obvious how important he is to the club.
Bent, who scored 18 top-flight goals for The Lilywhites, is a big fan. He told talkSPORT just what Kane brings to the party.
“I genuinely believe this is the best we’ve seen Harry Kane play, in terms of his all-round game and his impact in the game,” he said.
“We’ve seen that he can score so many different goals, we understand that, but if you look at the assists he’s getting now, the way he’s dropping into midfield, creating opportunities for other players, and even doing defensive work as well.”
Kane is under contract at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium until the summer of 2024. He seems happy in his current surroundings but has made no secret of a desire to win silverware.
Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona have been linked with big-money bids. Bent believes that the talented hitman may have to move on to achieve his aims.
He added: “If they don’t win anything again this season and, as well as Harry Kane’s playing now, what does he do?
“Does he stay there again for the sake of it because he loves the club? Or does he go on to another level? Someone of that quality needs to be playing in the Champions League.”
Bale needs time to hit top form
The prospect of Kane linking up with Gareth Bale has created a buzz ever since the Welshman re-joined Tottenham.
His second debut did not go to plan, however, with Spurs conceding three late goals to draw 3-3 with West Ham.
The four-time Champions League winner missed a chance to put the game to bed when one-on-one with Lukasz Fabianski.
Jose Mourinho defended the forward but warned that he will need to fight for his place – like every Spurs player.