- Teddy Sheringham has warned Tottenham’s Harry Kane not to waste his career
- The striker has previously admitted he could leave Spurs if they don’t progress
- Sheringham made the switch from Spurs to Manchester United back in 1997
- He said Kane has a decision to make on whether to leave in search of trophies
Ex-Tottenham striker Teddy Sheringham has told Harry Kane (pictured) not to waste his career
Sheringham swapped White Hart Lane for Old Trafford in 1997 in a bid to win more trophies
The England captain has been linked with a move to both Manchester United and Barcelona
Sheringham says the striker has to weigh up whether the club are going in the right direction
Former Tottenham striker Teddy Sheringham has told Harry Kane to make sure he does not waste his career.
Kane’s future has been the subject of speculation in recent weeks after he suggested that he would leave Spurs if he could not see clear signs of progress.
The England captain has been linked with a move to Manchester United – though the north London club have no intention of selling their star man – while Barcelona are also reported to have shown interest.
Sheringham made the switch from White Hart Lane to Old Trafford in 1997 in a bid to further his career, ending up with a glut of medals, and says Kane has a decision to make.
‘There are similarities (to my situation), but you have to look at where Tottenham are and where they were when I was playing for them,’ Sheringham told The Football Show on Sky Sports.
‘The ambition had been sucked out of the club when I was playing for them. We weren’t really going places, at least they are getting into the top four, they are challenging for things, they were in the Champions League final not so long ago.
‘He has got to weigh up his situation, does he want to leave? Are there going to be top players coming to Tottenham to play with him or is he going to have to go to elsewhere to play with top players?
‘At the moment, I would say his career at Tottenham – I know they haven’t won anything – but his career has been going steadily forward.
‘I think it might be at a crossroads. If they haven’t won anything or they don’t look like they are going forwards, then there could be changes.
‘Harry has only got one career and he wants to win things. My advice would be “you only get one career, Harry, make sure you make the most of it.”‘
Kane fuelled transfer rumours in March when he admitted he’s not the type of player to stay at a club for the sake of it in an Instagram Live with Jamie Redknapp.
‘I get asked this a lot,’ Kane replied to the former Liverpool midfielder and Sportsmail columnist.
‘It’s one of those things, I couldn’t say yes or no. I love Spurs.
‘If I don’t feel we’re progressing as a team or moving in the right direction, I’m not someone who would stay just for the sake of it. I’m an ambitious player.’