Harry Redknapp urges Harry Kane to stay at Tottenham

Harry Redknapp

The former Spurs boss claimed the England international was a 'big fish' at White Hart Lane, amid speculation of interest from Manchester United.

Ex Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp is a man of many opinions, some of which will have undoubtedly rubbed up some supporters at his old club at one time or another, but even his harshest critics among Spurs fans will be agreeing with the 68-year-old's comments on Harry Kane when speaking to Sky Sports recently.

The former White Hart Lane Spurs boss was asked about whether he thought a move to Manchester United, one of the more far-fetched transfer stories this summer, would be good for the 21-year-old.

“It wouldn’t help Harry," Redknapp told Sky Sports in no uncertain terms. "He’s at a great club at Tottenham

"It would send out all the wrong signals to Tottenham fans if they sold Harry now."

The former West Ham boss made it clear that he thought Kane would benefit from being the main man at Spurs for several years considering his age, while also emphasising that his old club may well be involved in the Champions League in that time.

"He is Tottenham," Redknapp added. "He’s a young player - if in five or six years Tottenham don’t get where he wants them to go and they’re not Champions League then its different."

"But he's still learning the game, he's a big fish at Tottenham."

Kane was given his first appearance at Spurs during Redknapp's final season at the club in 2011-12, and managed to score his first goal in the Europa League campaign that year. Since then, the England international has gone on to become one of the Premier League's best strikers. 

Given his phenomenal 31 goals in the season just finished, it is no surprise Redknapp, and any one else associated to the club would be devastated if the club were even considering a sale.

Luckily, even when questioned about interest regarding Manchester United earlier in the summer, Kane himself is quoted by Sky Sports as saying he intended to stay at White Hart Lane for the foreseeable future - something that Redknapp, and all Spurs fans would be relieved to hear.

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