Gareth Southgate has insisted that Harry Kane can continue playing at the highest level into his late thirties, much like Teddy Sheringham did.
Harry Kane, who is about to turn 30 this July, is seemingly at the peak of his powers, with the striker having found the back of the net 30 times in the Premier League this season, which is an astounding record, considering Tottenham finished in eighth place this season.
Some pundits like Craig Burley have suggested that it is high time the England captain pushes for a move away from his boyhood club, arguing that he needs to leave this summer to give himself a chance of winning trophies (ESPN FC).
However, Football.London reported on Monday that Tottenham have maintained the striker is not for sale and that the expectation at the club is that he will stay for at least one more season.
Southgate believes that Kane still has plenty of time left in the game, given that he does not rely on his pace.
When asked about the Tottenham man, the England manager told The Telegraph: “I’d be thinking of a Sheringham type that wasn’t relying on speed to score goals or to have an impact on the game.
“He looked after himself very well and he was going strong at that sort of age. There’s no reason Harry won’t be able to do the same.”
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The whole narrative in the media about Kane’s age is a little skewed as the striker is certainly not in the twilight of his career.
If anything, he has only entered his peak years now, which is why he appears more relaxed about his future and about winning trophies to seal his legacy.