Tottenham Hotspur can keep hold of striker Harry Kane if they match the ambition of the Premier League top scorer, according to former midfielder Jamie Redknapp. Kane has finished as the top flight's leading marks after netting 25 times during the campaign, ahead of title-winning Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy.
The 22-year-old's remarkable rise has already seen him linked with moves to Manchester United and Napoli, where Diego Maradona wants the England international to replace the €90m-rated Gonzalo Higuain. Ex-Old Trafford defender Gary Pallister wants the club to move for Kane in order to improve their attacking line-up.
The Sun reported last October that United were planning a move for Kane in the January window, with the newspaper indicating that Louis van Gaal would be required to break the British transfer record – which currently stands at the £57.9m which was paid to Real Madrid for Angel di Maria in 2014.
Mauricio Pochettino committed himself to Tottenham for a further two years, but it is yet to be seen whether Tottenham's other star players will be convinced to reject interest in their services this summer. Redknapp is hopeful Kane rebuffs offers from elsewhere but admits his club must match his future desires.
"He's [Kane] a great example of hard work and dedication," he told Sky Sports. When my dad [Harry Redknapp] was the manager there he said he could always remember him staying out on the training field practising his technique, mastering his art. You see now that is now paying off because a lot of young players don't do that any more. He certainly has and that's why he has got to the very top.
"Tottenham now have to match his ambitions, there are a lot of young players there and I think for many years Tottenham have sold their best players for some reason and that's why they have not really kicked on. If they want to maintain this and for the next few years become a force and become a force they have to keep those players and maybe add one or two.
"I look at Arsenal and probably think easier to add players to them than what Tottenham need. I'm not quite sure what Tottenham need to make them better because they've got good players in perhaps all the most important areas down the spine of the team."