Shaka Hislop has suggested that Tottenham should have sold Harry Kane at the beginning of the summer to facilitate a rebuild of the squad.
The England captain reportedly stated his desire to depart the club at the beginning of the transfer window, which placed Manchester City at the forefront of a potential move.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy was said to have repeated multiple times that his prized asset would not be for sale, while any serious offers for the 28-year-old would have had to start upwards of £160 million.
Pep Guardiola’s side registered a keen interest in Kane multiple times throughout the summer, though a move failed to materialise with City failing to stump up the cash demanded by the Spurs chief.
Kane has since struggled to hit the domestic form he raced into so early last season, but has found success in the Europa Conference League, with his latest performance yielding a 29-minute hat-trick in Spurs’ 5-1 win over Slovenian outfit NS Mura.
But former West Ham goalkeeper Hislop believes Spurs and Levy made the wrong decision by keeping Kane and should have looked to cash in early in the summer to begin the club’s long-awaited rebuild.
Speaking to ESPN, he said: “I totally agree, and given what we’ve seen in recent weeks, Spurs should have taken the money, not on August 29 or 30, trying to get every last penny out of it, they should have done it earlier in the summer and strengthened.”
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The season is still young and there is a long way to go for Kane to hit form on all fronts, but many seem to be growing impatient with the situation and now feel the time was right to part with Kane.
There is still time for Spurs to turn things around this season and, hopefully, that can happen before the fixtures begin to pile up.
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