Paul Merson has said that Tottenham Hotspur will not finish in the top half of the Premier League without Harry Kane. 

Despite the new campaign being just days away, Kane has now only just left Tottenham for Bayern Munich, bringing his near-20-year North London stay to an end. 

While Daniel Levy and Spurs secured a good price for their main man, Ange Postecoglou leads the club out into their first game of the season tomorrow, with a big hole in their starting XI.

For the first time in almost a decade, Spurs will have to find a way to regularly score goals without one of the best strikers in world football leading the line.

Paul Merson

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Tottenham fans should prepare for bottom-half finish

Paul Merson insisted that while Ange Postecoglou’s men were not likely to finish in the top four even if Kane stayed, they are guaranteed to finish in the bottom half without him (SkySports).

He said: “Will this Tottenham team get in the top four next season? I’d be shocked. So it’s not like you’re keeping him and definitely getting in the top four, so whatever we lose by selling him, you’re making it back in the Champions League. That isn’t going to be the case.

“Kane scored 30 goals last season and Spurs finished nowhere near. You feel sorry for Ange Postecoglou, but you’re talking about a team who might, might, get in the top four if he stays, then a team who doesn’t get in the top half if he leaves.

“They’re 100 per cent a bottom-half team if he leaves. Who is going to get the goals? They finished eighth last season. I like James Maddison, he’s a good player. But Leicester got relegated.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Kane is the best number nine in world football and there is no doubt that Spurs will be weaker without him. 

However, this whole thought experiment about where will be Tottenham be without Kane’s goals is kind of a pointless exercise as it assumes that others like Son and Kulusevski will not step up.

We will also hopefully spend the money we got for Kane on new signings and while there is no guarantee that the new players will all be successful, the squad would certainly be strengthened. 

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