Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger tells Harry Kane to STAY with Tottenham as they are ‘in a position to be ambitious’ despite calls from Roy Keane and Jermain Defoe for the England captain to leave Spurs in his bid for trophies to win
- Harry Kane has been told to leave Spurs to win trophies from several football stars
- Roy Keane and Jermain Defoe told Kane he had to leave his club to be successful
- Arsene Wenger hints Kane still capable of winning with ‘ambitious’ Spurs
- Kane has scored seven goals in eight league matches against Wenger’s Arsenal
Arsene Wenger claims that Tottenham may be in a position to provide Harry Kane with the ambition he needs after the England captain’s future at Spurs was called into question last week.
Kane scored another goal for England against Albania on Sunday to boost his international score to 33 goals in 52 Three Lions games and several football figures have claimed the 27-year-old must leave Spurs to pursue his career ambitions.
Roy Keane, Jermain Defoe and Jamie Redknapp have all hinted that failing to win a trophy this season or not finishing in the top four could lead to Kane’s departure, but former Arsenal manager Wenger believes Spurs Kane can still provide the platform he needs to achieve his goals. .
Arsene Wenger says Harry Kane can still live up to his career ambitions if he stays at Tottenham
Kane has been linked with a move from Spurs due to the club’s lack of trophy success
Wenger told beIN Sports: ‘Tottenham are in a position where they can be ambitious and we may not just need to assess the current situation.
‘Tottenham led the league in December. There were a few times when they were the very best when I was still at Arsenal.
‘He is the only one who can assess the situation. Such a player is always asked by other clubs and must always assess his situation.
‘He was a real top leader at Tottenham until now. He is a top leader in the England national team. I have a lot of respect for his commitment and quality.
Kane scored for England against Albania last week to bring his international score to 33 goals
“What I like today is that he could basically play like a number 10 because the quality of his assists and the speed of his vision, and the execution of his speed on long balls is exceptional.”
Wenger knows Kane’s capabilities well, as the striker scored seven goals in eight games when Frenchman Arsenal took on the Englishman.
Kane was on the books of Arsenal when Wenger took charge in North London, but the now-Tottenham fan was let go by the Gunners at the age of nine after failing to make it to the rank.
The 27-year-old has since become Tottenham’s second-highest goalscorer of all time with 215 goals and Wenger joked that Kane had made a mistake by not scoring at The Gunners.
Kane (right) has scored seven goals in eight Premier League games against Wenger’s Arsenal
Despite Kane’s goal-scoring success for club and country, he hasn’t been able to lift any silverware in his career so far, while Arsenal have won four FA Cup trophies since the England captain broke into the Spurs squad.
Speaking of Kane’s youth career at Arsenal, Wenger added: ‘There he made the wrong decision! I know about his story, but he was very young, only nine years old, and his father moved.
‘I’m not sure what happened, but it was at a very young age (for Kane).
‘The history of each club is full of players you have missed and who have become top stars. Unfortunately, I would like to see them all in red and white. ‘