Former Coventry City striker Noel Whelan has confidently claimed that Harry Kane, Gareth Bale, Hugo Lloris and Serge Aurier will not be at Tottenham Hotspur next season.
There has been plenty of speculation over Kane’s future, with Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus all said to be eyeing the Tottenham star (Daily Mail).
Tottenham reportedly have first refusal on re-signing Bale on loan next season but the Welsham’s future also seems up in the air as he has once again fallen down Jose Mourinho’s pecking order in recent weeks.
Whelan believes all four players will leave this summer and more could follow them out of the exit door.
The pundit told Football Insider: “Lloris will be leaving, Aurier will be leaving. We’ll see the back of Harry Kane, Bale too.
“There are quite a few other players that will want to leave. It’s going to be a strange old summer for Tottenham. There will be a lot of worried fans out there.
“Harry Kane wanted to see some ambition this year. That’s the only reason he stayed. But that hasn’t come to fruition at all. They’ve made zero progress.”
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I believe Lloris and Kane are both likely to stay at the club as neither of them would demand a move away. I expect Lloris to sign a contract extension in the summer while it is unlikely that any club would be able to afford to meet Daniel Levy’s valuation of Kane.
There are a lot of potential variables from now until the summer that would likely dictate if Spurs try to re-sign Bale. Aurier is the only one among the four players Whelan named that looks certain to leave as I cannot see the club offering the Ivorian a new contract.
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