By Alan Hutton

16th Jun, 2021 | 3:00pm

Kane could spearhead exodus of Tottenham star players amid 'strange' BBC update - pundit

Alan Hutton has warned “big players” may look to quit Tottenham over the prospective appointment of Paulo Fonseca.

The former Spurs defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the likes of Harry Kane would look to leave amid the “uncertainty” over the new boss.

As reported by the BBC on Tuesday (June 16th), Tottenham are on the brink of appointing Fonseca as manager after opening talks last week.

It is said Spurs turned to the Portuguese boss on the recommendation of the newly-appointed director of football Fabio Paratici.

Fonseca’s prospective arrival comes after talks with Antonio Conte reportedly broke down.

Hutton admitted there would be plenty of questions from the squad over Fonseca’s arrival.

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He suggested some players may look to leave rather than give him time to prove himself.

Asked how the squad would be feeling, Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “It’s a strange one. You’re wondering where you’re going. What direction are you heading in as a football team?

“To be linked with some of the best managers in the world and none of them come off, then you get a left-field one you never saw coming, it does feel a little bit strange.

“Look, it could work out. It could be one of those ones, you never know what could happen but I think the uncertainty, that’s the biggest thing within the squad.

“If you’re a big player in there, the likes of Son, Kane, I mean look at the Kane situation. What’s he thinking? What would he be thinking at that moment in time? ‘That’s not for me. I need to be playing at a higher level.’ 

“Some of the other boys might be thinking the exact same thing. The uncertainty of some of the players, it’s a difficult one.

“Daniel Levy has to get this right, it is such a big appointment. Because he’s missed out on a couple of top targets, I don’t think he can just say: ‘Okay we’ll just get him because he’s out of work.'” 

Football Insider revealed in April the England captain has told friends he wants to quit Spurs this summer.

However, he still has three years left on his contract in north London.

In other news, Football Insider pundit suggests Tottenham star is already house-hunting after recent sighting.