Michael Brown has claimed the position of Tottenham in the Premier League would make it difficult for a ready-made replacement for Harry Kane to be signed.

However, the ex-White Hart Lane midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted if the 26-year-old was to be sold the money could be well invested in other areas of the squad.

When speaking to Sky Sports, Spurs winger Lucas Moura suggested it would not be easy for the club to find a replacement for the England captain.

Kane cast doubt over his future in north London when he failed to fule out a future move away from the Lilywhites in an Instagram interview with Jamie Redknapp last month.

The striker is under contract at Spurs until 2024 having signed a six-year-deal in June 2018.

When asked by Football Insider if it would be nigh on impossible to replace the number 10, Brown said: “I do not think Spurs could buy a ready-made replacement now given their position in the league and where they are as a club. Unless you are winning the league or paying ridiculous amounts of money you cannot buy that sort of a player.

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“They cannot buy a replacement for Harry Kane but the money could be used to strengthen other areas. We have seen Liverpool do it and it has been successful for them.

“Spurs have been criticised over the years for doing it but they are not necessarily bringing in seasoned replacements. The players they sign still have growing to do but that is Daniel Levy’s remit.”

Kane has scored 17 goals in 25 appearances in all competitions this season but has been sidelined since New Year’s Day with a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring.

Spurs currently sit eighth in the Premier League, seven points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea with the campaign suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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