By Alex McLeish

5th Aug, 2021 | 8:00pm

Ex-manager fears dressing room unrest at Tottenham after update on crunch Kane talks

Alex McLeish has claimed Harry Kane’s behaviour will have caused some dressing room unrest at Tottenham.

The former Scotland manager, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the 28-year-old’s decision to miss training will cause a “bad smell” around Spurs.

Speaking to Sky Sports (August 5th), Nuno Espirito Santo revealed he is still yet to speak with Kane after the striker skipped the Lilywhites’ pre-season preparations this week.

The Portuguese boss insisted the club would speak to the England international to try and resolve the situation.

As revealed by Football Insider back in April, Kane told friends he was “hell bent” on leaving Spurs this summer.

McLeish suggested the striker’s Tottenham teammates would be upset with his behaviour.

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McLeish told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “I think that this is the stance that the modern-day players will take. If he’s not got his way then he has to force it.

“Ethically, you would say is Harry doing the right thing? His teammates will be upset but probably most of his teammates would do the same thing.

“The players don’t mess about. If there’s a deal to be done, Harry Kane hasn’t won a trophy in his career. He’ll be itching to get to a club where there’s a chance of winning trophies.

“If it comes to a point where nobody agrees, then Harry Kane, we said it last year, we believe Harry will not stay at Spurs.

“Unfortunately, this is the nasty side of the game. He’s trying to force it. Everybody knows the stance now and something has to be done.

“It creates a bad smell in the dressing room and throughout the club. This is the way of the modern-day footballers.”

In other news, Tottenham tipped to sign ‘Top Midfielder’ amid update on crunch talks.