Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan believes Harry Kane will leave Tottenham next summer if the club does not challenge for silverware this season.
Kane reportedly sought an exit from north London earlier this summer after growing frustrated with Spurs’ lack of progression on all fronts last season.
Spurs reached the final of the Carabao Cup but were beaten by Manchester City, while they exited the Europa League in the round of 16 in awful fashion to Dinamo Zagreb.
Tottenham also finished seventh in the Premier League, despite Kane recording the most goals and assists in the competition.
Pep Guardiola’s City expressed a keen interest in Kane this summer, but could not progress with a deal after failing to meet the demands set by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
Since then, Kane has been forced to accept his stay in N17 for another season at least, but former striker Whelan believes it is make or break for Spurs, claiming they need to provide a strong challenge for silverware to keep the 28-year-old.
He told Football Insider: “This is not finished by any stretch of the imagination. He’ll have a season here with Tottenham. He won’t leave in January.
“He is leaving at the end of the season, I guarantee you, if Tottenham have not progressed to a level he feels he can win things with.
“That is what it’s all about for Harry Kane. For a player of his calibre, he’s had a taste of it in the Euros.
“If they don’t do something this season, this is going to raise its ugly head again in the summer. I have absolutely no doubt about it.”
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It is true that a club in the position that Spurs are in should not be experiencing such a drought in trophies. Kane is a player that should be at a side challenging for silverware every season, and no doubt Spurs will be under pressure, more than ever this season, to make sure that happens.
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