Michael Brown has claimed that even though Tottenham would be unable to find a direct replacement for Harry Kane if they sold the striker, however, insisted they could still reinvest the money in other areas to make the squad stronger.
The press has been filled with speculation over Kane’s future over the last few weeks.
Some reports have suggested that Daniel Levy is ready to sanction the striker’s sale if the club receives a £200 million bid for his services (Daily Mail), while others have insisted that Spurs have no intention of selling Kane this summer (Football.London).
Tottenham forward Lucas Moura weighed in on the speculation earlier in the week and warned the club that it will be next to impossible to replace the 26-year-old if he is sold (Sky Sports).
Brown feels slightly differently about the matter after he insisted that the Lilywhites could still make their squad stronger this summer even if they were to lose the England captain.
However, he admitted that it would depend on how Daniel Levy’s chooses to spend the money the club would receive Kane.
Reacting to Moura’s comments, the former Spurs midfielder told Football Insider: “I do not think Spurs could buy a ready-made replacement now given their position in the league and where they are as a club. Unless you are winning the league or paying ridiculous amounts of money you cannot buy that sort of a player.
“They cannot buy a replacement for Harry Kane but the money could be used to strengthen other areas. We have seen Liverpool do it and it has been successful for them.
“Spurs have been criticised over the years for doing it but they are not necessarily bringing in seasoned replacements. The players they sign still have growing to do but that is Daniel Levy’s remit.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Each time we sold star players in the past whether it was Carrick, Berbatov, Modric or Bale, some fans feared that it would be the end of us. However, each time, we became stronger a year or two down the line than we were when we had those players in our squad.
So I would be cautious before giving any player the ‘irreplaceable’ tag. However, there is no doubt that Kane is Mr.Tottenham now in many respects and it would be a huge blow for us both on and off the pitch if we were to lose him.
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