Over the past five years, Dele Alli and Harry Kane have arguably been the two most impressive young risers within the Spurs squad.
Kane played his first full season as the senior Tottenham striker in 2014/15, appearing 51 times and scoring 31 goals after breaking through the year before (Wikipedia).
Since then, he has gone on to rack up a total of 278 Spurs appearances and 181 goals for the club.
Dele Alli transferred to Tottenham in 2015, slotting straight into the first-team despite coming from League One. He played 46 games and scored ten goals in his first campaign.
Since then, Alli has racked up a total of 219 appearances and 62 goals for the Lilywhites (Wikipedia).
Harry Kane revealed last week that he would think about leaving Tottenham if he thought the club were no longer moving in the right direction. During an interview on Instagram live with Sky Sports‘ Jamies Redknapp, he refused to say that he would retire at Spurs.
Ex-Tottenham man, Darren Bent, has now revealed that he previously assumed that Dele Alli or another star would leave before Kane.
He said (Football Insider): “At the minute you don’t quite know what’s going to happen.
“If you’d have asked me before who would have been the first to potentially go, I wouldn’t have said Harry Kane. I would have potentially seen a Dele Alli or someone like that going before him.
“It’s a really weird situation for them to be in.”
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