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Kane to leave Tottenham for trophies? Spurs legend Allen expects striker to stay

8:44 PM GMT+8 17/10/2019
Harry Kane Tottenham 2019-20
The former frontman believes Spurs' talismanic striker will remain in north London, though thoughts of a transfer may cross his mind at some stage

Harry Kane may be tempted at some stage to leave Tottenham in search of trophies, admits Clive Allen, but Spurs’ star striker is expected to remain loyal for the foreseeable future.

It has been suggested for some time that silverware may be required in north London in order to retain the services of key men.

None has been delivered as yet, with a Champions League final defeat to Liverpool last season as close as Mauricio Pochettino has come to ending a barren spell.

Kane has been playing his part in the hunt for tangible success, with the 26-year-old a prolific presence with 171 Spurs goals to his name in just 263 appearances.

Those efforts are considered to be deserving of greater reward, but Tottenham legend Allen believes patience will be shown by a man tied to a long-term contract and offering no indication that he is considering a move.

The former Spurs frontman said of a talismanic figure in the present: “I worked with Ledley King who was an incredible talent and played all his career at Tottenham Hotspur.

“But in the modern day game, I think the way that things work, Harry is very, very ambitious.

“He will want to play a career where he has trophies and he’s won competitions.

“Obviously there will come a point, perhaps, where he decides that may not be at Spurs.

“But I believe that he believes that it will happen at Tottenham. I think Tottenham are in brilliant shape at the moment.

“I know they’ve had a difficult time since the Champions League final, but just to reach the Champions League final was an incredible feat.

“I do think that Harry’s happy at Spurs and he’ll continue to score goal there for many years to come.”

Tottenham have made a slow start to the 2019-20 campaign, with more setbacks suffered than they would have liked at home and abroad.

That has led to questions of Pochettino and is long-term future at the club, while the likes of Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld continue to see their contracts run down, but Spurs are still only three points adrift of the Premier League’s top four heading into a meeting with Watford on Saturday.