Harry Kane faces a “massive crossroads” over his Tottenham future this summer, according to Alan Hutton.
The former Spurs defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admitted the striker’s recent comments would be “very worrying” for supporters.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Kane sparked talk of a potential exit after stating he will assess his future plans after this summer’s European Championship.
A modern-day icon in north London, the 27-year-old is still yet to pick up any silverware with Spurs.
He could end that drought with victory in the League Cup final against Manchester City in late-April.
Hutton admitted the 52-cap England ace was coming to a “massive crossroads” this summer.
However, he suggested the hitman was already sounding unhappy at Spurs.
Asked for his assessment of Kane’s comments, Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “Very worrying if you’re a Tottenham fan. He’s the talisman, that key man that makes everything work. They’re not the same team when he doesn’t play.
“To start hearing those grumbles where he doesn’t sound too happy. I think it comes down to where do Tottenham want to be as a club. I’ve said this for years.
“They’ve always been in that area where, yes, they make the top four or they might not make the top four but is that good enough? Are we going to kick on, spend the money to get the players that we need?
“They’ve always been around that area where you’re not sure which direction they want to go in. Yes, they’ve got an amazing stadium and training ground but if you’re not competing to win trophies, what’s going to happen? Your best guys are going to want to leave to go and do that.
“He’s getting to an age now, he’s not 23, 24 anymore. He’s probably in the peak of his powers. There’s probably one big contract left in him.
“It’s a massive crossroads for him at the end of these Euros, whether he stays at Tottenham for his whole career and he’s happy with that, or he wants to actually move on and it’s about winning trophies.”