Tottenham striker Harry Kane could make a shock exit during the summer transfer window after their Champions League dream all but died.
That is according to ex-Premier League striker Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge about the stark choice facing the England and Spurs goal machine.
Spurs need to win both of their last two games and hope that sides above them drop points if they are to qualify for Europe’s top club competition, while no more defeats for Sheffield United or Wolves would see them miss out on the Europa League as well.
Whelan believes that Kane will be considering his future in north London if he is not playing among the elite of world football and suggests Spurs could be facing a losing battle to keep hold of him.
Whelan told Football Insider: “He’s got a massive decision to make has Harry Kane because they’re not going to get in the Champions League positions.
“Right now they’re going to be struggling to get into European football and that could be a massive decision on Harry Kane – can he afford to waste another season at a club that’s not going to be playing in the Champions League?
“Most of the top players in the world are in that competition and he’s a top player. That is something we need to look at very closely and something he needs to make a decision on. Trying to hold onto a player, for Spurs that is going to be very difficult when you’re not in the Champions League.”
Kane has played 285 times across all competitions for the Lilywhites since coming through the club’s youth ranks.
He scored his 200th and 201st club goal on Wednesday evening as Spurs beat Newcastle 3-1 at St James’ Park.
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