Noel Whelan has predicted a “mad amount of offers” for Harry Kane after he spoke about potentially quitting Tottenham.

The former Leeds United hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes five of Europe’s biggest clubs will be fighting it out to tempt the 26-year-old to sign for them.

Kane has publicly outlined his desire to see improvements at Spurs, suggesting he could quit the club if they are not heading in the “right direction”.

Speaking to 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.”

Whelan insists that the striker has got to start winning things and believes there will be nearly half a dozen clubs able to offer him the chance to do that in the summer.

Whelan told Football Insider: “He’s at an age now where he needs to win. He’s one of the best strikers in the world and he’s got a short window to win things.

“If Tottenham can’t offer that to him, he knows he needs to move. There’s not going to be a shortage of offers.

“You’ll have Man United, you’ll have Man City, PSG, your two giants from Spain, Real Madrid and Barcelona. Don’t tell me these people aren’t going to step in there because they are. 

“If they know he’s available and he’s putting little whispers out there online, live to people saying: ‘I want to win things, if I’m not winning them here, I’m off.’

“There will be a queue. it would be mad, it would be mad the amount of offers. People will know there will be a massive bartering system going on. It will be huge.

Kane is yet to pickup any sort of silverware with the Lilywhites, with last season’s Champions League final the closest he has come to cup success.

The club’s last trophy came back in 2008 in the shape of the League Cup.

In other Tottenham news, Alan Hutton has urged the club to pay up as contract demands revealed.