Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard gives advice to Harry Kane on Tottenham future

Gerrard touched on his own experiences when discussing Kane’s future

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Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard has said he thinks winning silverwear with Tottenham would mean more to Harry Kane than winning with another club.

Kane told Spurs that he wanted to leave the club in the summer after the European Championships, but a move to Premier League champions Manchester City fell through.

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Former Liverpool captain Gerrard had opportunities to leave his boyhood side Liverpool, most notably for Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea in 200, but he stayed at Anfield after a change of heart, where he raemained for the majority of his playing career.

 Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Getty Images) Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Getty Images)
Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Getty Images)

Despite never winning the Premier League, Gerrard won every other trophy available at his boyhood club, and he said he believes that it will mean more to win with Spurs for Kane.

Speaking before Villa’s loss to Spurs on Saturday (April 10), Gerrard told The Independent: “I admire his loyalty to Tottenham and, of course, I’m sure it’s been tempting for him on many occasions to go and take one of those options.

“The Spurs fans should enjoy him and admire the loyalty he’s given them. You can see a guy who is desperate for success with Tottenham and I have a lot of admiration for that.

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“He might still have the opportunity to achieve a couple of things in his career which might mean more to him with Tottenham than anyone else because of what Tottenham have also given the player.

“That’s what it boiled down to with me. The decision was, yes I could go to three or four teams in a foreign country or a couple domestically who maybe have a better chance of winning.

“But winning something with your team, the one you love and the supporters you love, I think that will mean more to him for the rest of his life than a short-term fix.”

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