Ex-Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson has claimed he cannot see Harry Kane staying in North London past this transfer window.
Robinson also added that Kane has been ‘badly advised’ throughout this transfer saga and that he could potentially ‘tarnish his legacy’ at Tottenham as a result.
The rumours surrounding the 28-year-old have been at the forefront of all transfer talk this window, with the situation constantly twisting and turning.
Last week, it was reported that Kane failed to report for pre-season training when he was scheduled in for fitness tests. However, the striker was expected to return to first-team training on Friday after his period of isolation at The Lodge.
After some criticism from Tottenham fans over the no-show, Kane released a statement on social media refuting claims that he refused to train.
However, Robinson questioned the way in which Kane has conducted himself this summer, while also accusing his team of poorly advising him on the situation.
He said (Gambling.com as quoted by the Evening Standard): “I think the way that he’s conducted himself and the way he’s been badly advised, or whether he’s made these decisions on his own, will not bode well for him.
“He’s been held in such high regard by Spurs fans worldwide so if he does leave in this way it would probably tarnish his legacy.
“The more you read into it, the more quotes that come out now, the more we’re learning about it. The manager spoke about it the other day and Harry Kane was quick to suggest there’s more to it on his Twitter feed.
“I think there’s going to be a lot more to this story in the coming weeks when things start to unravel.
“The manager’s saying he’s available for selection against Manchester City on Sunday, but I find that strange given he’s only trained for a few days and not played any minutes in pre-season games. I can’t see how that can happen.
“If the manager does start putting him into squads and into the team while the situation is not resolved, I think we’ll end up in a similar situation to when Christian Eriksen was there – sitting on the bench, not playing to his full potential when called upon.
“That upset the rest of the dressing room, in all honesty, and I think the way this has been handled has not been good for either party. It’s very difficult to keep a player happy when he wants to leave.
“I don’t think there’s a possibility that he can stay there now.”
Kane’s actions during this transfer window have confused a lot of people. His ploy to get out of the club has been very telling but it has also not worked thus far. With his contract situation, he was at a loss before he even started. Especially with Daniel Levy.
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