Teddy Sheringham interview: Harry Kane will stay at Tottenham with a trophy, but Daniel Levy has work to do

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Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has the chance to ensure Harry Kane goes nowhere this summer by matching the England captain's ambitions, according to former club legend Teddy Sheringham.

England captain Kane is expected to consider his future come the end of what has been a chaotic season for the north London club, but has the chance to win a first trophy of his career in the Carabao Cup Final against Manchester City on Sunday.

Interim Spurs manager Ryan Mason is taking the 27-year-old's recovery from an ankle injury day by day and is hopeful that Kane will join training on Friday or Saturday.

Sheringham, who left Tottenham for Manchester United in pursuit of silverware in 1997, says there is only one reason Kane should leave this summer and hopes that victory on Sunday could push the striker and Spurs onto bigger things.

"[That's] if the club are not moving in the direction that you want them to go," the former England international told Standard Sport.

"That's why I left. I didn't want to leave Tottenham. I wanted the best players in the world to come and play with me. But it was so obvious to me that that wasn't going to happen. My time was running out, I felt like if it's not going to happen here, I need to go and play with the best players in the world.

"You can't say any fairer than that. If Harry thinks that's the case, then he could go anywhere he wants in the world, but I think he's happy. If he wins his first trophy on Sunday, I think he will stay. Hopefully, that goes on to bigger and better things.

"I think if he sees something different, he needs to move away. They're trying, without a doubt, so as long as that continues I think Harry will be happy."

Tottenham's preparations for Sunday's final have been disrupted this week by the decision to sign up to and then withdraw from the bungled Super League, amidst all of which the decision was made to sack Jose Mourinho six days before the Wembley showpiece.

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While also having to match Kane's ambitions in the transfer market this summer, Sheringham says Levy has some making up to do with the entire squad.

"It is a big moment for Daniel Levy," said Sheringham, who was talking on behalf of Cinch, Tottenham's shirt-sleeve sponsor. "He needs to put things right after this week.

"It will be a big moment for all the top players at Tottenham, they'll be looking and thinking, 'Okay, so you're sacking Jose at a very vulnerable time... alright, who are you going to bring in? Show us.'"

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Cinch are hosting a drive-in screening of the Carabao Cup Final for Spurs fans. For more information, go to cinch.co.uk.

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