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Harry Kane could quit Tottenham as trophy patience wears thin, warns Alan Shearer

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 3 days ago TOM DUTTON
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Alan Shearer has warned Harry Kane will quit Tottenham next year if the club fail to win a trophy in that time.

Kane is yet to lift silverware in his career despite a fine goalscoring record for both club and country.

Despite this, there have been several near-misses for the England captain. Spurs lost the 2015 Capital One Cup Final to Chelsea, pushed Leicester hard for the tile in 2016, and suffered the agony of Champions League defeat last summer.

That is the closest the 26-year-old, who has not played since January, has come to major honours and Shearer feels it may be time to move on if that does not change in the coming months.

"My guess is, if he doesn't win anything in the next 12 months then he has to leave," Shearer told the Match of the Day: Top 10 podcast.

"He'll do another year, I think, and if nothing comes in terms of trophies, then he'll be off."

On the podcast Shearer and his fellow Match of the Day regulars Gary Lineker and Ian Wright discuss footballing topics in the wake of the postponement of live sport due to coronavirus.

a group of baseball players playing a football game: Returning: Kane will be fit when football suspension is lifted (Getty Images) © Provided by Evening Standard Returning: Kane will be fit when football suspension is lifted (Getty Images)

The latest show looks at the top-10 Premier League goalscorers, of which Shearer sits at the top with 260 goals.

Asked if Kane, currently on 136 goals, could one day overtake his achievements, the former Newcastle striker added: "It depends on his fitness, where he is and what success he's had at whatever club he's at - whether that's at Spurs or somewhere else.

"It's going to be hard for him. He's on 136 and there's a lot of 'ifs' being asked; if he stays fit or if he stays in the Premier League. It's going to be tough, but it's going to go one day."

Additional reporting by PA

Related: The 50 greatest footballers of all time [FourFourTwo]


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