Danny Mills has admitted it would take something “incredible” to happen at Tottenham to keep Harry Kane from quitting the club.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England and Leeds United defender insisted the striker had essentially gone public with his desire to leave in the summer with recent interviews.
Kane told Sky Sports in the wake of Spurs’ Carabao Cup final defeat he wants to be “winning the biggest team prizes”.
Football Insider understands the England captain has told friends he is “hell bent” on leaving this summer and wants to join a Premier League giant.
He is currently 96 goals behind Alan Shearer’s Premier League record of 260 and is keen to break it and is therefore hopeful of engineering a move to another club in the division.
“He’s pretty much said in those interviews that he’s off, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“Unless something incredible happens at Tottenham over the summer he’s pretty much decided ‘I’ve had enough, I can’t be dealing with that.’
“Again, you wonder were those talks going on before? Was that all part of Daniel Levy’s plan that to get rid of Mourinho and if Kane goes it’s sort of acceptable and it takes a bit of pressure off him and the club?
“You start coming up with all these theories but it’s not good for Tottenham.”
Last weekend’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester City at Wembley has extended Spurs’ trophy drought to 14 years.
It was the third major final Kane had lost in his domestic career after the 2015 League Cup final and 2019 Champions League final.