Danny Mills has claimed superstar Tottenham quartet Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen may quit the club this summer.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England international tipped the big-name four to leave if Mauricio Pochettino severs his ties with Spurs in the coming months.
Mills is convinced that Tottenham are at a crossroads in the wake of their Champions League final defeat after threats from Pochettino that he will walk out if he is not given the financial backing to strengthen the squad.
“The speculation around Pochettino is a problem,” Mills told Football Insider. “Until he is nailed down, are these Tottenham players going to be able to stay?
“From the outside it feels like to doesn’t want to commit until he knows the direction in which the club are going. He has done exceptionally well with limited funds. He wants and deserves money to spend. What more can he do? It’s now either, ‘back me or I go’.
“It matters massively to the players who the manager and the coaching staff is. It throws everything up in the air. Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Son, Christian Eriksen could all leave. This could be horrendous if Tottenham don’t back Pochettino.
“These players have played under Pochettino a long time and clearly adore him. They will be thinking about their futures if he doesn’t stay.”
Kane, Alli, Eriksen and Son are the front four who started the Champions League final and widely regarded as the club’s prize playing assets.
Pochettino has spokenly openly in recent weeks that his future at the club is in doubt if there is limited spending on improving the squad following two consecutive fallow windows in January and last summer.