Ex-Spurs man compares current transfer dilemma to the one they faced in 2013

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Former Tottenham goalkeeper, Paul Robinson, has drawn parallels between the club’s current dilemma concerning Harry Kane and the one they faced over Gareth Bale in 2013.

Bale joined Real Madrid from Spurs for a then world-record fee of £85 million back in the summer of 2013. This came after two superb seasons from the flying Welsh winger.

The Lilywhites decided to reinvest the transfer fee back into the squad by making as many as seven signings in that window. However, out of the players who were bought in, arguably only Eriksen and Lamela proved to be successful in North London.

Paul Robinson now feels that Spurs face a similar dilemma with Kane as it would be better to cash-in on an unhappy player than to force him to stay.

The England captain revealed in an Instagram live interview with Jamie Redknapp that he might leave Tottenham if they fail to continue in their progression.

Robinson suggested that, if the Lilywhites do decide to move Kane on, they need to reinvest the money smartly to strengthen in the right areas.

Speaking to Football Insider, the former England number one said: “It is difficult when a player of that magnitude and that quality says that they want to leave a club, it’s just like with Gareth Bale.

“But the deal has to be right. In the past, Daniel has made sure the deals are right and he has got excellent value for players. The deal would have to be right for everybody and it would have to be a very large sum of money that could be reinvested into the squad.

“The squad needs strengthening. To take Harry out of the equation you would need to reinvest the money very sensibly. You only have to look at Gareth Bale.

“There will be an interesting conversation with Spurs next season if they are not challenging on any front midway through.”

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If we show no signs of improvement next season and Kane puts in a transfer request, we will seriously have to consider letting him go in the next year or two when his value is still relatively high. However, there is no chance of him leaving this summer as no club will likely be able to afford Tottenham’s asking price for Kane due to the financial crunch.

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