It's Gareth Bale again - Exclusive: Robinson reacts to major Spurs transfer development
Paul Robinson has claimed it would be “difficult” to keep Harry Kane if he expressed a desire to quit Tottenham as he suggested the club are in another Gareth Bale situation.
However, the former White Hart Lane number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, insisted Daniel Levy would only let the 26-year-old leave for the right price but stressed the importance of investing wisely.
In an Instagram interview with Jamie Redknapp, the England captain said he would only stay at Spurs if he felt the team is improving year on year – not “for the sake of it”.
As revealed by Football Insider, the Spurs chairman has no intention of selling Kane this summer with the striker central to the club’s future plans.
Robinson urged the club not to repeat the mistakes of 2013 when Levy ultimately failed to invest the money received from the sale of Gareth Bale wisely.
“It is difficult when a player of that magnitude and that quality says that they want to leave a club, it’s just like with Gareth Bale,” he told Football Insider.
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“But the deal has to be right. In the past, Daniel has made sure the deals are right and he has got excellent value for players. The deal would have to be right for everybody and it would have to be a very large sum of money that could be reinvested into the squad.
“The squad needs strengthening. To take Harry out of the equation you would need to reinvest the money very sensibly. You only have to look at Gareth Bale.
“There will be an interesting conversation with Spurs next season if they are not challenging on any front midway through.”
Over three-quarters of the £90million raised from the sale of the Welsh winger was spent on Roberto Soldado, Erik Lamela, and Paulinho.
Kane has scored 17 goals in 25 appearances for Spurs this season but has been sidelined since New Year’s Day.
In other Tottenham news, Danny Mills has told Football Insider moral questions will be asked after Daniel Levy’s decision.