Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has claimed that Harry Kane could leave Spurs if the club do not land any major silverware this season.
Kane, 24, has scored 103 times in 171 appearances for Tottenham – including 80 goals in 118 Premier League matches since making his league debut during the 2012-13 season.
The England international, who is valued at £60m by transfermarkt.co.uk, has already scored four times in six matches this term, meanwhile, including a double against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last week.
Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United have all previously been credited with an interest in the striker, and Sherwood is fearful that Kane would leave Spurs if the club failed to land a major trophy during the 2017-18 campaign.
Sherwood told Sky Sports:
“There’s only so much loyalty someone can show. Tottenham have been a great club for Harry and he’s been paying them back tenfold. He’s been outstanding over the last couple of seasons, he grew up a stone’s throw from the ground and the kid loves the club.
“But that only lasts a certain amount of time. Then he starts seeing the pound signs and sees the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid or – dare I say it – Manchester United – and then your head gets turned.
“The only way they can keep him is to win something this year. That something might not be the Carabao Cup, it might have to be the league or the FA Cup.”
Tottenham booked their spot in the fourth round of the EFL Cup following a 1-0 victory over Barnsley on Tuesday night, while the capital club won their first Champions League group match against Dortmund last week.
Spurs are already five points off the lead in the Premier League, however, after dropping points in three of their five league games this season.