Alan Hutton claims that the future of a number of Tottenham stars will become a “massive” talking point if the club continue to pick up poor results this season.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Spurs and Scotland defender says that he has heard plenty of talk about Harry Kane wanting to leave the Lilywhites in pursuit of trophies and insists others will be feeling the same in north London.
Spurs’ last trophy was the League Cup back in 2008, Jonathan Woodgate netting an added-time winner at Wembley, with Mauricio Pochettino’s men already out the competition after a shock defeat to Colchester.
Hutton says that while a lot of speculation is surrounding Kane’s future at Tottenham, there are plenty more players at the club who will be looking at leaving if they do not look like winning anything with the Lilywhites.
Hutton told Football Insider: “I think a lot of the boys’ heads have been turned. They got to the Champions League final which was great, expectations were big for this season, a lot of stuff’s going on behind the scenes.
“I know there’s a lot of talk about Harry Kane and moving on and wanting to win things, I do think as a player you do want to win things. It’s going to be a massive talking point in the next six months or so depending on how things end up at Tottenham.
“As a player, you obviously always want to win, these questions are going to crop up more and more depending on how results go over the next few weeks.”
Kane, 26, is a graduate of Spurs’ youth ranks and has emerged as one of the best centre forwards in England, netting 171 goals in 263 appearances across all competitions for the Lilywhites.
Last season was the first that Kane failed to score 20 or more goals in the Premier League since the 2013/14 campaign, two ankle injuries leaving him sidelined after the turn of the year.
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