Villas-Boas gave Kane his Premier League bow but disagreed with the youngster over how he could best develop.

It was after Villas-Boas departed in December 2013 that campaign when Kane truly came to the fore and following four seasons of 30-plus goals for club and country, the 24-year-old has constantly found himself linked with Real Madrid.

Kane has an emotional attachment to his boyhood club Tottenham but Villas-Boas believes such a factor could be outweighed by the wish to get his hands on silverware.

"It depends on Harry and his ambitions for the future and how he sees his career going forward," AVB said.

"If he has a hunger for trophies and for notoriety he would have to leave Spurs, if he has no hunger for that, but (wants) recognition and stability, he would stay at Spurs.