Harry Kane suggested he is ready to leave Tottenham if they don’t earn silverware quickly, which has met with mixed reviews.
The 27-year-old has risen through the ranks in north London and has become one of the world’s leading attackers.
But despite a multitude of goals and congratulations, his trophy cabinet remains naked.
Kane’s ambition has been called into question, but recent comments have shown that he’s not just staying Tottenham if they can’t offer him a winning platform.
The club recently moved to a lavishly assembled new stadium that affected spending – something that their rivals Arsenal had to deal with their move to the Emirates in 2006.
And Gary Lineker, who won the FA Cup on the white side of north London in 1991, sees why his compatriot is ready to seek news on the pastures.
He said talkSPORT: “This is understandable.
“He is a first class player; he is one of the great strikers in world football and there is bound to be some frustration with the recent progress of the Spurs.
“It is not easy; we have seen it with Arsenal that when you build new land, it can slow your development and it can happen with Tottenham.
“He’s just very honest, isn’t he. He says if they don’t win things … because every player wants to win things in his career.
“I didn’t win too much myself but it would be unthinkable for a player of Harry Kane’s stature if he didn’t win anything in his entire career.
“You can’t criticize him too much for that opinion; he’s been at the club for a long time and he’s brilliant and he could stay there.
“Maybe they could develop, but you’d say they’re four or five players short of the title challenge.”
Kane scored 181 goals for a Tottenham team that reached the successive FA Cup semifinals and finished second in the league during their time at the club.