'Clever...' - Exclusive: Kevin Phillips reacts as Tottenham stance on Kane revealed
Kevin Phillips has claimed Harry Kane will stay at Tottenham at least one more season but insisted if the club fails to win a trophy next year the striker will leave.
The 2000 European Golden Shoe winner, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested nobody could criticise the 26-year-old for wanting to fulfill his ambitions of winning trophies.
Kane, in an Instagram interview with Jamie Redknapp, claimed he would not stay at Spurs “for the sake of it” if he does not feel the team is improving year on year.
As revealed by Football Insider yesterday, the Lilywhites has no intention of selling their star striker this summer.
Phillips believed the comments made by the England captain were a hint to potential suitors he was willing to move.
“He is being slightly clever, giving people a little sniff, those then could make a potential offer or inquiry,” he told Football Insider.
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“It could also be sign of frustration from the player himself. It is a statement to the club that if they do not make the right signings in the summer that he might consider leaving.
“I think it was a matter of time before something came from Harry. I would not surprise me if Harry moves on. I think he will stay for one more year but if nothing was to be won I would expect him to move on.
“He is on a contract but he has been a great servant to Tottenham and no one would begrudge him wanting to move on and try and win trophies.”
Kane has scored 17 goals in 25 appearances for Spurs this season but has been sidelined since New Year’s Day after rupturing a tendon in his hamstring.
In other Tottenham news, Paul Robinson has told Football Insider Levy should sign PL striker who is ‘ideal replacement for Kane.