Harry Kane’s Tottenham contract is up in 2024 (Photo: Getty)
Harry Redknapp believes Harry Kane will snub Manchester United to stay at Tottenham and become a one-club legend.
Kane recently became Spurs’ all-time top goalscorer, surpassing Jimmy Greaves’ long-standing record, after netting his 267th goal for his boyhood club in the victory over Manchester City last Sunday.
Additionally, this was also the striker’s 200th Premier League goal, a milestone only Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney have reached, and he is also England’s joint top goalscorer alongside Rooney.
But for all this individual success, Kane has never won a major trophy, and at 29 he is now entering a pivotal point in his career.
With his contract up in 2024, he has a very big choice to make: Leave Tottenham for another team where he has a better chance of lifting silverware or stay in north London and try and finally end Spurs’ trophy drought.
United and Bayern Munich are tipped to sign him should he choose the former, with the Red Devils being the favourites as Kane is said to be keen on breaking Shearer’s Premier League goals record.
But Redknapp, who handed the England captain his Spurs debut back in 2011, is certain he’ll remain at his boyhood club for the rest of career.
Kane broke Jimmy Greaves’ goalscoring record against Man City (Photo: Getty)
Speaking on the Mennie Talks podcast, the former manager said: ‘I don’t think he’ll move. I can’t see him moving. I think he will end up being a one-club man like Steven Gerrard [at Liverpool].
‘He can walk in to any team, but does he need to? The money he’s on at Spurs is more than he can ever spend, he’s earning a fortune and quite rightly so.
‘I think he’s moving house or building a new house, so his life is probably great. He loves his golf and that’s his hobby now, getting a game of golf in when he can. I can’t see him wanting to move away. I think he’ll stay.
‘He’s the best centre forward in the world, he’s fantastic, can do everything. He works, he’s a leader, he can shoot, he can score, he can head it, he passes it like a midfield player, links play up, he’s big and strong.
‘He can do everything. He is just the complete, all-round player.’
Of course, technically speaking, Kane is not a one-club player having been on several loan spells early in his career, the first of which at Leyton Orient, and Redknapp also recalled how they weren’t convinced by the future legend’s abilities.
Kane made his senior debut while on loan at Leyton Orient in 2011 (Photo: Getty)
He added: ‘When Barry Hearn was Chairman at Leyton Orient he rang me up, and said, “We’re bottom of the league and struggling, going to get relegated, Harry. We haven’t got any money, but have you got any players we can loan? We can’t even pay the wages really”.
‘So I said yeh we’ve got a couple of kids who are doing great, don’t worry about the wages just take them. So we loaned them Harry Kane, Ryan Mason and Andros Townsend.
‘They came in and they shot up the league, but Barry said, “If you’d have said to me, what chance have they got of playing for Tottenham? I’d say Andros Townsend has got a chance, Ryan Mason has got a shot he’s a good player.
‘”But this Harry Kane, no he’ll never play for Tottenham. Good lad but he’ll never be good enough to play for Spurs!”‘
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Kane has just 18 months left on his Spurs contract.