Tottenham need to sign the likes of 'best midfielder in the world' Rice to keep Son and Kane happy, says icon Sheringham

TOTTENHAM legend Teddy Sheringham says Spurs need to sign the likes of Declan Rice to keep stars Harry Kane and Son Heung-min happy.

Kane came close to leaving Spurs last summer when Manchester City lodged a series of bids for him, all of which were turned down.

The England captain stayed in North London despite his desire to win trophies and reaffirmed his commitment to the club.

Kane started the season poorly, firing blanks in his opening seven Premier League games.

And Spurs sacked Nuno Espirito Santo after ten league games, with the 3-0 loss against Manchester United being the final nail in the coffin.

In came Antonio Conte, a proven winner, and Kane as well as Son started to fire Tottenham back up the Prem table.


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The pair have played a part in 52 of Tottenham's 64 league goals, propelling them into the top four.

But club legend Sheringham says the club need to match the duo's ambition by signing world class players to play around them.

Players like West Ham and England midfielder Rice, who he says is one of the best players in world football.

Former Hammer Sheringham says Rice "would be ideal for Tottenham".

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Sheringham told SunSport ahead of a Masters football event in association with "West Ham supporters wouldn't like it but Declan Rice would be ideal for Tottenham.

"Tottenham have got to go to the next level to keep players like Son and Kane happy. You can't be signing average players.

"If you want to go to the next level as a football club you've got to be signing the likes of Declan Rice.

"I think he's awesome. I think he's the best midfield player in the world at the moment. He's up there with the best players in the world."

Sheringham says Rice has the X factor. The 23-year-old captain "can do everything".

He continued: "I think he can do everything; he can pass the ball, he can win the ball, he can run with the ball – as a midfield player he has everything to be sensational.

"He has already been sensational in his career and I think he can go on to be even better."

The price for Rice is being quoted at £150million.

West Ham are in a strong negotiating position with the player under contract until 2024, and they have an option to extend his stay by a further year.

Hammers boss David Moyes has repeatedly insisted his star man isn't for sale, especially with the club set to contest a European competition for the second season in a row.

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Moyes has successfully guided West Ham to back-to-back top-seven finishes with clinching sixth still a real possibility.

West Ham would need to beat bogey club Brighton on the final day and hope Manchester United are held by or lose to Crystal Palace to pinch Europa League football.

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