Ryan Mason believes Harry Kane will stay at Tottenham in a bid to win trophies rather than seek a move away from the club.

Kane has emerged as one of the world’s best strikers over the last couple of years, outscoring every player in Europe in 2017 and finding the net 35 times in all competitions so far this season.

As a result, the 24-year-old has been linked with a potential summer move to Real Madrid, who are keen to freshen up their attack following a disappointing La Liga campaign.

But Mason believes his old teammate will be eager to stay with Spurs and continue breaking records.

“What I believe is that Harry wants to go down in the record books as a record-breaker and going out to La Liga that’s not going to happen,” Mason told talkSPORT.

“Staying in the Premier League with Tottenham, that will happen. He’ll break Shearer’s record, he’ll break Rooney’s record for England – I’m so confident.”

Mason was forced to retire earlier this year at the age of just 26 following the serious head injury he suffered while playing for Hull City last season.

The former Tottenham midfielder believes Kane is at the right club to achieve his career aims.

“You look at Harry, four years ago you couldn’t have imagined that he was a Premier League player,” Mason added.

“But the gaffer and the football club have turned him into a world-class striker, one of the best in the world so Harry is what, 24?

“He doesn’t need to win a trophy right now. Harry I believe will stay at Spurs, he will stay there scoring goals, and I believe he will win trophies with Spurs.”

Regardless of Kane’s future, Tottenham are about to be tested by his absence – the striker is set to undergo a scan on the ankle injury he suffered at Bournemouth on Sunday.

Hopefully it won’t be any longer than last season’s longest lay-off, when he missed six weeks of action.