Glenn Hoddle speaks about the prospect of Tottenham selling Harry Kane

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The Spurs legend questions if Tottenham are still a selling club.

 

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur legend Glenn Hoddle has implored the club to hang on to striker Harry Kane regardless of the big-money offers that might come in for him.

The in-form hitman scored twice in Spurs' 2-0 win at Aston Villa on Sunday as Mauricio Pochettino's side kept the pressure on Premier League leaders Leicester City, who sit just two points clear albeit with a game in hand.

In doing so, the 22-year-old marksman moved level with joint-leading goalscorer Jamie Vardy on 19 in the race for the Golden Boot. Kane, who scored 31 goals in all competitions last season, is contracted to the White Hart Lane club until 2020.

But in recent years, the Lilywhites have seen their best players lured away, with the likes of Luka Modric and Gareth Bale joining Real Madrid in 2012 and 2013 respectively, and Hoddle says it is time for Spurs to quit that policy if they want to progress as a club.

"Contracts are one thing but when the money goes 'bang', that's a decision," he told The Mail.

"It doesn't matter if you have a five-year contract, if Kane gets an offer to go somewhere and they take the money, every Spurs fan will go: 'Here we go again.' It's time for Tottenham to change that."

Retaining the likes of Kane amid pressure from bigger clubs would send out a brilliant message to Spurs' rivals - both domestically and on the continent, with Tottenham looking certain to return to the Champions League next season.

He is clearly a vital figure to their future aspirations and losing him would represent a step in the wrong direction.

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