Alex Bruce claims that Tottenham striker Harry Kane is “drumming up interest” after issuing a warning to chairman Daniel Levy.
The former Premier League defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes the Spurs man has let clubs know of potential availability after discussing his future in north London.
With the season currently suspended, Kane has revealed that he would consider quitting the club if they failed to improve, highlighting his desire to win trophies.
In an interview with 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.”
Bruce believes that Kane’s message was directed towards the Spurs board and that he is letting other clubs know he could be looking for a new club.
Asked if Kane’s comments were a warning to Levy, Bruce told Football Insider: “100 per cent. Harry Kane’s getting to the age now where he needs to win trophies and play for a team that wins trophies.
“The only way they’re going to do that is by giving Mourinho the funds so he can improve the team and they can get back to competing with the top four and obviously in the Champions League.
“If Harry Kane doesn’t see them kind of things put in place, he’d be a massive target for any top four team in any league in the world, he’s such a great player in my opinion. Someone Tottenham need to build the team around.
“It’s a little bit of drumming up interest and sending a warning sign out to Tottenham.”
Kane is yet to win a trophy at Tottenham with last season’s Champions League final the closes he has come.
He has a total of 181 goals in 278 appearances under his belt for the club.
In other Tottenham news, Alan Hutton has urged the club to pay up as contract demands revealed.