Harry Kane may have already lit the touchpaper on a mass exodus from Tottenham.
That is according to ex-Premier League forward Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after journalist David Ornstein told Sky Sports that the 27-year-old England captain would “like to leave Tottenham.”
However, Ornstein maintained that a deal taking him away from North London is unlikely as Spurs chairman Daniel Levy would demand in excess of £120million.
Kane signed a six-year contract in 2018 worth a reported £200,000 per week.
Whelan urged Kane to turn his back on Spurs for the good of his legacy and predicted that his exit could kickstart a raft of summer sales.
He told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs: “I can’t see them keeping Harry Kane. And if he leaves, a lot of them will want to leave. He has so much power at that football club…
“If he is any aspirations of winning anything, he’ll leave. He’s not going to win anything at Tottenham. I can’t see them winning the league.
“This could be Harry Kane’s finale. He’s given them the benefit of the doubt. He stayed last season when he should have left.
“He’s probably got four or five years at the top left and he’s got to make a really tough decision. I don’t think any Tottenham fan would begrudge him leaving given the amount he’s put into that football club.
“Horrible decision to make but he has to make it. He deserves success.”
Kane has been in scintillating form this season and leads the Premier League in both goals and assists – with 17 and 13 respectively.
He has scored 215 goals for Spurs in his career but is yet to get his hands on any silverware.