Tottenham icon Teddy Sheringham famously left Spurs due to the club’s lack of ambition, and has backed Harry Kane to do the same.
In 1997, Sheringham decided to swap White Hart Lane for Old Trafford – and Manchester United are continuously linked with Kane in today’s market.
Could Kane give up on Spurs?
Sheringham grew frustrated at Spurs in the nineties
It worked out pretty well for Sheringham: the former England striker won the treble under Sir Alex Ferguson, while Tottenham still haven’t won three trophies since he left.
Fast forward 23 years and that League Cup triumph in 2008 remains the north Londoners’ only trophy since 1999, so some might say Sheringham was onto something.
Kane could start to get a similar feeling at the club if they go another season without a trophy, and the early signs do not look good.
Kane received little service against Everton
Spurs were sluggish in their opening day defeat to Everton, showing no indication of improvement from last season under Jose Mourinho.
With the England captain now 27, Sheringham suggests the writing could be on the wall regarding Kane’s future at Spurs next summer.
Speaking at Maurice Newman’s charity golf day in aid of Great Ormond Street hospital in Essex, Sheringham said: “Ive said Harry Kane is the top centre-forward in the world.
“He could go to any club. If he became available, every club would want him.
“Its a tough time for Tottenham. If they dont match his ambition this season, the writing could be on the wall.
Sheringham joined Man United and won everything
“But Harry has to play to his ability as well, I think hes dropped his levels recently. 
“I know hes had injuries and its the first time Ive questioned his performances, hes been outstanding since he broke into the team.”
The impending return of Gareth Bale at Tottenham could show Kane that Spurs mean business this year. 
talkSPORT understands the Welshman is set to rejoin Tottenham on a season-long loan deal following his struggles at Real Madrid. 
And Sheringham has compared his potential homecoming to the arrival of Jurgen Klinsmann during his time in north London.
Tottenham signed Klinsmann for £2million in 1994
“Top players want to play with top players,” Sheringham added.
“I didn’t want to leave Tottenham, I wanted top players to come and play at Tottenham with me.
“I could see that was never going to happen. But if top players come now, Harry Kane will be delighted.
“When Klinsmann came, I couldn’t believe my eyes. You watched him in training.
“Bale will do things in training that will make Kane think, ‘I can’t wait to play football with him on Saturday’.”
Bale is on his way back to Tottenham
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