Former Spurs player-turned-pundit Jamie O’Hara claims Tottenham Hotspur could get relegated next season if they sell Harry Kane in the summer.
Tottenham have had a miserable season this year and will be lucky to finish in seventh place to secure qualification for next year’s Europa Conference League.
After being defeated by Brentford at the weekend, Spurs could now finish as low as ninth if results go against them on the final matchday of the campaign.
The only bright spark this term has been the goalscoring feats of Harry Kane, who has bagged 30 goals in all competitions, 28 of which have come in the Premier League (Transfermarkt).
With just over a year remaining on his current contract, and yet another season without silverware, there is talk of Kane leaving the club this summer.
The 29-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United (Daily Star).
In his latest appearance on talkSPORT, O’Hara insists Spurs would be stuck in a relegation battle next season should Kane move on, but suggests the player should leave for his own good.
He said: “Obviously we all hope that he sticks around and signs a new contract.
“Without Harry Kane, I seriously think we could be fighting relegation next season. We are that bad without him. We have been solely dependent on Harry Kane to score us goals and do stuff for us.
“I think the lack of ambition that we’ve shown and the players that we’ve signed that haven’t been good enough, if he leaves, we are in big, big, trouble.
“And I feel like he’s got to leave, why would he stay? The guy wants to win something, the guy deserves to win trophies. I just don’t see that changing next season.
“If he doesn’t leave, he lacks ambition doesn’t he? Let’s be honest. If he doesn’t leave and a club does come in for him and Spurs go, ‘you know what, we will probably look at having to sell you.’ And he doesn’t go to let’s say Manchester United, then I think he lacks ambition.”
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I don’t agree that we would be at risk of relegation next year if Kane does leave, I think that is very hyperbolic and sensationalist journalism from O’Hara.
But, I do agree that in theory, Kane should want to leave this club after what has happened this year.
I don’t want him to go, but I wouldn’t blame him if he did.
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