Darren Bent believes Tottenham striker Harry Kane is questioning if he has to leave the club to seal some silverware in his career.
The former Spurs and England hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, admits that he cannot see the Lilywhites winning a major trophy any time soon.
Kane, 26, has gone public with what he wants to see from the club moving forward, suggesting he could leave if they do not improve in the near future.
Speaking to Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp, Kane said: “I’ve always said if I don’t feel we’re progressing as a team or going in the right direction, then I’m not someone to just stay there for the sake of it. It’s not a definite I’m going to stay there forever.”
Bent believes that Spurs are not going to be challenging for a league or European title any time soon and suggests that Kane might share his concerns.
Bent told Football Insider: “It was basically what we all kind already knew without saying it but what he did was basically confirm it.
“Saying if the club starts going in a direction where we’re not improving then I’m not going to be about any more. I can understand it.
“He’s probably thinking how long does he have left? He’s 26, he’s had some serious injuries along the way – it’s not like he’s had a smooth ride to 26.
“I don’t think they’re going to win the league in the next couple of years, I can’t see them winning the Champions League so is he saying a League Cup’s an improvement? I don’t think he is.”
Kane has a large portion of the 2019/20 season through injury, his last game coming at the start of January.
The club’s last trophy came back in 2008 when captain Ledley King lifted the 2008 League Cup final.
In other Tottenham news, Alan Hutton has urged the club to pay up as contract demands revealed.