Darren Anderton has warned Tottenham that Son Heung-min might be tempted to jump ship if Harry Kane leaves the club this summer.
It remains to be seen whether Kane will still be at the club at the start of next season, with the striker making no secret of his desire to play in the Champions League and compete for the biggest trophies.
Reports over recent days have indicated that Manchester City are not keen on getting dragged into a transfer saga for the England captain and that Daniel Levy is determined to hold on to the striker.
In contrast to Kane’s situation, Tottenham do not appear to have anything to worry about when it comes to the future of his striker partner, Son.
The South Korean is rumoured to be close to agreeing on a contract extension with the North London club.
However, Anderton believes that it would only be natural for the 28-year-old’s head to get turned if he sees Kane leaving Spurs and winning trophies.
The former Spurs midfielder told GentingBet (as relayed by The Daily Mirror): “If you see a team-mate go on and leave you’re disappointed. Why wouldn’t you be?
“And, at that point, if you don’t do well the following season then you’re going to ask the questions yourself.
“Of course, you’re happy for your team-mate if he goes on and wins the Premier League somewhere or the Champions League, but there’ll be a little bit of envy in there that you want that as well.
“You want a piece of that. And if you don’t believe that that’s going to happen at the club you’re at, then you’re going to start thinking about moving on.
“Sonny’s a great guy, isn’t he? He loves Tottenham. I think we can all see that.
“I don’t think it’s anything to worry about just yet but if the club do not get back on that path of improving and getting back into the Champions League then your top players are going to start to question whether they want to be there.”
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Son’s next contract could well be the last big one of his professional career since he will turn 29 next month. So, it is only natural that he would consider his options carefully before signing on the dotted line.
However, the absence of speculation about the South Korean’s future, despite him having just two years left on his deal (one less than Kane), suggests that all parties expect an agreement to be reached on a new contract.
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