By Noel Whelan

12th Jul, 2021 | 7:00pm

Ex-striker makes Kane U-turn claim amid big Tottenham development

Harry Kane may be more determined than ever to quit Tottenham after losing in the final of the Euros with England, according to Noel Whelan.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Leeds striker suggested the 27-year-old will have got a taste for playing in the biggest tournaments this summer.

Kane and his England teammates were defeated on penalties by Italy at Wembley on Sunday night.

As revealed by Football Insider in April, Kane is “hell-bent” on leaving Spurs for a top Premier League side.

This site detailed on Friday (8th July) Tottenham have softened their stance on demanding £150million in cash for the striker.

They would be open to a cash-plus-players deal, with Jesse Lingard one of two players Nuno Espirito Santo wants from Manchester United.

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Whelan suggested there would be no changing Kane’s mind after coming so close to glory on the international stage.

Whelan told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “I think there was only one outcome that is going to happen whether England won or lost that competition.

“If they won, he’d have a taste of winning and he’d want more. He’s not going to get that at Tottenham. When you have that taste of it, big players want more of it.

“Big players want the big stage, which is the Champions League. So either way, now he’s had that taste of big tournaments. You only get that in the Champions League.

“World Cup, European Championships, the next one down from that, domestic-wise, is Champions League. He’s going to want a taste of that.

“Now he’s got to the final, he’s going to want to do with another club. Whether that’s Man City, Chelsea, whichever it is, I don’t think he’s changed his mind.

“I think he’s realised that he wants to play on the biggest stage, in the biggest competitions, in front of a full, packed house.

“There’s no way he can stay there now, even though he’s had a very successful tournament.

“When you experience massive games and finals, you’re only going to get them with so many clubs.

“Tottenham is not one of them, unfortunately.”

In other news, pundit urges Tottenham to follow up latest signing with another new defender deal after “agreement reached.”