Stan Collymore believes Harry Kane needs to show arrogance by joining one of Europe’s elite clubs to prove he can outperform Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski.
Kane is one of the elite centre forwards in world football and has already moved up to ninth in the list of the Premier League’s all-time top scorers.
But Kane’s individual brilliance contrasts with Tottenham’s lack of success and many have suggested it is time he moved on from North London if he seriously desires silverware
The England captain is yet to win a trophy at Spurs but has the chance to win the Carabao Cup with the final against Manchester City at Wembley next month.
Debate surrounding Kane’s tolerance to a career without silverware has been rife during this international break but it still seems unlikely he will move from Spurs.
Mirror columnist Collymore zoomed in on Kane’s showing in England’s 2-0 World Cup qualifier win over Albania and thinks he should be more selfish.
Collymore believes that could come by joining an elite European club, and the ex-Liverpool man name dropped his former club, United and Manchester City as possible options.
“Early on against Albania, he was dropping and drifting, and there was no need for that with Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden, Mason Mount and Declan Rice alongside him,” Collymore said, as per the Mirror.
“But when he did go and stand in the box, Sterling popped off a pass to Luke Shaw, he put in a standard cross and, lo and behold, Kane got on the scoresheet.
“That’s what I want to see more of because, if he does want to be remembered as the best of his time, then it’s goals he will be measured by.
“That’s what will count if he does ever join one of the really big boys in Europe.
“I’m not belittling Spurs there — they are a medium to big club who have been a big noise in the Premier League for five years and they have a cracking stadium.
“But at a Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Manchester City or Manchester United they wouldn’t care how many assists he got if he only scored 10 or 15 a season.
“I guarantee that if Kane was at Real, Bayern, United, City or Liverpool he doesn’t give England another 20 minutes like that one.
“Instead, he’d just hold the ball up and go, ‘Right, you lot serve me’.
“It’s the sort of arrogance that comes with being at the biggest clubs and the fact he’s not showing that yet means now might be the time for him to join one.”