Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan believes that Harry Kane must make a decision on his future at Tottenham Hotspur.
After the highs of making it to the final of the Champions League last year, the North Londoners have failed to qualify for next season’s tournament after a disappointing campaign.
With just two games left of the 2019/20 season, Spurs are seven points off the Champions League spots and have instead set their aims on Europa League qualification (PL).
Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan admitted Kane faces a very tough decision on his future this summer.
The former Middlesbrough striker firmly believes Kane will be considering his future right now as he will wish to be playing among the elite of what Europe has to offer.
“He’s got a massive decision to make has Harry Kane because they’re not going to get in the Champions League positions,” Whelan said.
“Right now they’re going to be struggling to get into European football and that could be a massive decision on Harry Kane – can he afford to waste another season at a club that’s not going to be playing in the Champions League?
“Most of the top players in the world are in that competition and he’s a top player. That is something we need to look at very closely and something he needs to make a decision on. Trying to hold onto a player, for Spurs that is going to be very difficult when you’re not in the Champions League.”
Despite a season plagued by injury, Kane has scored 15 Premier League goals and netted his 200th and 201st career goals against Newcastle United on Wednesday night (Transfermarkt).
Kane made it no secret during a lockdown interview with Jamie Redknapp that he will not just stay at Tottenham for the sake of it as he wants to end his career having won trophies (Evening Standard).
Spurs Web Opinion
I do think Kane will give Spurs another season – a full season under Jose Mourinho. However, if we have not won anything come the end of next season I really do fear Kane will leave and I would not blame him. I want to see Kane end his career having won something for his sake.