Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has provided an interesting insight as to why Harry Kane is desperate to leave Tottenham this summer.
Lukaku, 28, returned to Stamford Bridge last week in a £97.5million deal from Inter Milan after helping the Italian giants capture their first Serie A title in a decade.
The Belgian forward has never had a problem with scoring goals having found the net with alarming regularity during spells at Everton, West Brom and Manchester United.
But until last season, Lukaku had never won a major trophy – save a Belgian Pro League with Anderlecht when he was starting out.
According to the man himself, that title win has changed the way in which he is perceived by other professionals, offering an insight into why Kane is so desperate to join Manchester City.
Speaking ahead of his return to English football, Lukaku said: "It’s not about records. It’s about winning trophies.
"I’ve realised how different people’s attitude is towards you when you win something. That’s something that I’ve learned.
"In conversations I had with Didier Drogba or John Terry or Antonio Conte, the respect I have is different when you start winning.
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"That was something I really wanted.
"I wanted to win so bad. I went to Inter and then we did. That’s the only thing that matters to me – winning.
"Scoring goals, yes, that’s beautiful. I know I am in a position where I can score a lot of goals.
"But winning trophies, that sets you apart."
Lukaku will be hoping to hoover up more major trophies now that he's back with Chelsea, but Kane's future looks much more unclear.
After reportedly returning late to Tottenham training following his summer break, the 28-year-old was not involved in the club's win over Manchester City or their Europa Conference League loss to Pacos De Ferriera.
A move to the Etihad is not yet out of the question, but with less than two weeks to go until the transfer window slams shut, Kane's future is precarious.
Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo hinted that the wantaway striker could play a part against Wolves on Sunday, but even that remains far from certain.
"He's going to train tomorrow [Saturday] and tomorrow we're going to make a decision," Espirito Santo said.
"I'm so sorry to keep on saying the same things but this is how we work. It's a day-by-day situation and decisions are made when we feel that we should make them.
"We're going to take the decision who is going to travel tomorrow.
"The reality is to take care with wise decisions. All the players that are involved with the training sessions are options for us."
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