Harry Kane has been told he has to leave Tottenham if he wants to be compared to the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The pair have dominated world football for over a decade and have the trophies to back up their talent.
Kane is seen as one of the best strikers in the game and at the age of 27 is at the peak of his powers.
But his 205 goals for Tottenham have bought with them no reward.
The England forward is yet to win any silverware in his career and has been warned that the north London outfit remain considerably off the pace domestically.
Former Tottenham man Jonathan Woodgate has told Kane that, should Real Madrid come knocking as has been touted, he must take the plunge.
“If Real Madrid come in for you – especially Harry Kane – he has got to go,” he told Stadium Astro.
“If he wants to win trophies and get onto that next pedestal of Messi, Ronaldo and that type of player, he has to go.
“I don’t see him winning the league at Spurs, not this season and not in the next few seasons, they have got too much building to do to get up there with Liverpool and Man City.
“For me, if he wants to win the European Cup then he has got a chance of winning it at Real Madrid.”
Madrid is where Ronaldo won four of his five Champions League medals while Messi has won the competition four times with Barcelona.
Kane has previously opened the door to a move away despite coming through the ranks at Tottenham.
The striker insisted he would not commit his future either way having underlined the need to see the club moving forward.
“It’s one of those things, I couldn’t say yes, I couldn’t say no. I love Spurs, I’ll always love Spurs,” he said.
“But it’s one of those things – I’ve always said if I don’t feel we’re progressing as a team or going in the right direction, then I’m not someone to just stay there for the sake of it.”