Tottenham legend admits title success has him questioning £120m+ star's Spurs future
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Tottenham legend admits title success has him questioning £120m+ star's Spurs future

Rangers striker Jermain Defoe has admitted that winning the Scottish Premiership with Steven Gerrard’s side has him questioning Harry Kane’s Tottenham future amid reported interest in  £120M+ swoop for the striker.

Real Madrid and Man City have been linked with moves for the England star as Spurs’ have a disappointing season and after getting his hands on the first league title of his illustrious career, Defoe told TalkSPORT that it has left him second guessing whether Kane will regret sticking it out in North London.

Defoe knows exactly what the England star will be going through, having written his own name into the record books at Spurs and confessed that he is resigned to the fact that if Kane want to win medals in his career then he has to move elsewhere, saying: “If you’d have asked me this question a few years ago, I’d have said he should have stayed there, what he’s done at the football club – he’s a legend.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – OCTOBER 25: Jermain Defoe of Rangers celebrates after scoring his sides second goal against Livingston Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)


“Since I’ve come away from that and gone to Rangers, I’ve seen that mentality and played for another big club, the importance of playing for that club and winning every game, that mentality, the standards and demands.

“You have to win and bring silverware, otherwise it’s not good enough. When you actually achieve that and the feeling you get from that, wow man. I wish I had that earlier on in my career.

“If Harry Kane wants that and wants to win trophies then it looks like he has to go.

“I don’t think it will be easy for him to leave and he might be looking at it and want to finish off being the highest goalscorer in the club’s history and see where that takes him.

“He can hopefully win a few trophies, but if he’s really craving medals then he really has to go.”

Given everything he achieved in his career, it is interesting that Defoe has more-or-less admitted that he has regrets over sticking around at clubs where silverware was never a realistic possibility.

While money is always going to be king in football, comments like Defoe’s could actually entice one or two players to move to clubs like Rangers where they’ll have more chance of winning trophies – especially when players can now be financially set for life after a year or two in the Premier League.

Son Heung-Min (L) celebrates with  Harry Kane  after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League match between Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur (Photo by JASON CAIRNDUFF/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Kane’s hardly going to walk out on Spurs to move to Ibrox – and Rangers couldn’t afford his transfer fee anyway – but it is sure to be something that will be food for thought for players elsewhere.

Ibrox veteran Steven Davis recently signed a contract extension at Ibrox before dropping a hint about his long-term future that Rangers supporters should love.

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