Former Aston Villa and Liverpool forward Stan Collymore explained on talkSPORT why he feels Harry Kane and Tottenham have set a perfect example for others to follow.
As the speculation goes on over whether Raheem Sterling will sign a new deal at Liverpool, Collymore has praised the way Tottenham have handled Kane, incentivising him to perform well before he signed his new contract earlier this season
“I haven't seen him (Kane) being particularly greedy because he's been to Orient, he's been to Norwich and he's come back to Spurs and he's signed a contract, which he knows is incentivised,” said Collymore.
The spells with Leyton Orient, where he remains extremely popular, Millwall and Norwich gave Kane Football League experience.
The spells allowed him to get used to what it’s like being around a set of professional players on a weekly basis, with Tottenham giving him a very clear message; perform, work hard and you’ll get a chance at White Hart Lane.
When that chance came at Tottenham he cashed in and, as a result, the club moved quickly earlier this season to get him committed on a contract worth a reported £45,000 per week.
Other sides may well have come into the equation and could well have offered him a higher wage deal, but at this stage of his career it’s a good deal for the player and the club.
If Kane continues the form and momentum he has shown this season heading into next season, he can then earn an even better deal with a higher wage packet.
Tottenham are incentivising him and playing on the hard work ethic and enthusiastic qualities that he has always shown for the benefit of all concerned, and other clubs can learn a lesson from that.