Tottenham need to win a trophy in next two seasons or risk Harry Kane leaving, claims former Spurs midfielder Jamie O’Hara
Jamie O’Hara believes Tottenham need to win a trophy in the next two seasons or risk losing talisman Harry Kane.
Kane is undoubtedly Spurs’ star player with 150 Premier League goals already to his name as he creeps up the all-time scoring list.
He is also the club captain and arguably up there with the best strikers in world football.
The glaring absence on his list of achievements is silverware having lost in two finals with Tottenham.
He was beaten in the 2015 League Cup final and 2019 Champions League final.
Michael Owen joined talkSPORT on Wednesday and expressed his view that Kane will never leave Tottenham.
“To buy him, if you look at the economics of it, you are looking at massive money. Over £100million, would you go and buy Harry Kane for that type of money when he’s in the prime?
“Most clubs now are looking to spend £100million on a 20-year-old, who is going to have longevity and you are going to get value.
“Don’t get me wrong, there might be teams who are desperate for a striker and think ‘sod it’.
“That desperation might come to the fore but realistically, he’s a Tottenham player for life.”
Former Spurs midfielder O’Hara didn’t agree with Owen’s assertion that signing Kane would be a desperation signing.
He told Thursday’s talkSPORT Breakfast: “I think we have to win something. We need to win a title, FA Cup or trophy to keep him at the football club.
“If it goes another couple of seasons and we still haven’t won a trophy I think then he’s going to go ‘I need to move on if I’m going to win something’.
“I don’t disagree with Michael Owen saying that a lot of teams will want to pay the money for young lads but it’s hardly desperation getting a signing like Harry Kane at 29. He’s still going to have a lot to offer.
“Spurs need to really push, back the manager and back what they are trying to do and win something to keep players like Harry Kane at the football club.”