Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan has claimed that Harry Kane’s departure could lead to an unhappy dressing room at Tottenham Hotspur.
The future of the star striker has been hotly debated in recent weeks with Sky Sports claiming that he will ask to leave the club if they fail to secure Champions League football.
After having already been knocked out of the Europa League, qualification through finishing in the top four looks to be an impossible task when Chelsea having tightened their grip in fourth having beaten Chelsea 2-0 yesterday.
Whelan believes that the Tottenham squad needs a complete overhaul and the lack of Champions League on offer will hamper their efforts to attempt the highest quality transfer targets during the summer window.
Kane, who turns 28 in July admitted last week that he is now at the stage of his career where he wants to win competitive team silverware, having failed to do so at any stage of his time at Spurs (Sky Sports).
Whelan told Football Insider: “In my opinion, Harry Kane Kane has to go if he’s to win anything. Tottenham aren’t. I really believe they’re not going to win anything.
“Players of that calibre and ability want to be finishing with Premier League medals, European Cup winners medals. It is a rebuilding process Tottenham have. If it is going to be without Harry Kane, it’s an even bigger building process.
“They’re not going to be in the Champions League. That’s going to stop players wanting to play for them because they want to play in the best competition in the world, which is the Champions League.
“It is a massive rebuilding process, starting with the manager. Maybe that manager is going to come to the reality that Kane’s not going to be on the team sheet. They’re going to have to find a striker and other players to keep the other players happy.
“That’s the big thing. How can you keep the other players and show that intent without one of the best strikers of the world you’ve just sold?”
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