Tony Cascarino has claimed Tottenham will regret not signing Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva in a deal for Harry Kane this summer.
The England captain was heavily linked with a move to the Citizens after allegedly making his intentions to leave North London clear.
City were said to have offered Silva alongside Raheem Sterling and Aymeric Laporte to fund a potential move, however, Daniel Levy held firm with his £120 million valuation of last season’s Premier League top scorer and assister.
Since the debacle, Kane has struggled to come close to last season’s scintillating form for Spurs and currently sits on just one league goal in 13 appearances.
Meanwhile, Silva, who was said to be on the chopping block for City in the summer, has been in excellent form for Pep Guardiola’s side this term and netted twice in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Watford.
Former Chelsea man Cacarino feels Spurs missed the chance to secure one of the division’s best midfielders and will now regret their decision not to agree to the summer deal.
He told talkSPORT: “If you can get Bernardo Silva in a deal and you lose [Harry] Kane… you get a bit of money. They will pay money and you get Bernardo Silva.
“He might not want to leave City and he might not want to go [to Tottenham]. That was, to me, a great option.
“We had this conversation. If you could get Bernardo Silva in the deal. You’ve lost [Christian] Eriksen and you’ve not really had a player to replace him of the quality of someone like Bernardo Silva.
“It wasn’t certain that he would stay at City. But from the start of the season, he’s been fantastic.”
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Both Kane and Silva have been on completely different ends of the scale performance-wise this season. We don’t actually know for sure if City offered Silva as part of a potential deal, but all we know is the boat has now passed on him being included in a possible deal going forward.
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