Spurs can forget about the Champions League next season and Harry Kane should leave the club if he wants to win trophies, Danny Murphy told talkSPORT.
Their Champions League quest took a major blow on Sunday as they fell to a 3-1 defeat to Man United, leaving them six points adrift of 4th-placed West Ham.
Danny Murphy believes Kane must leave the club if he wants to lift silverware in his career.
He told talkSPORT: “I don’t know a person who says he’s desperate to leave but I’ve seen he’s spoken in the past that he wants to win things – he won’t win anything there.
“Their Champions League hopes are in tatters now. It was always a long shot they had a little recovery recently but the Arsenal defeat was a huge blow to them.
“The performance and defeat yesterday [against United] says to me they’re not going to be there.”
United, among a host of top European clubs, have been linked with a move to sign Kane, who has scored a staggering 217 goals in 329 appearances for Tottenham.
Rivals Manchester City have also been sounded out as a potential destination for the England captain,
Jamie O’Hara also can’t see a long-term future for Kane at White Hart Lane
😣 “As a #Spurs fan, you never want Harry Kane to ever leave Tottenham.”
🧱 “If he does want to leave then Spurs need a rebuild job. The club is a joke!”
Jamie O’Hara believes Spurs should consider selling Harry Kane to rebuild the Tottenham squad. pic.twitter.com/WziBwx79mn
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) April 12, 2021
The former Spurs midfielder was heavily critical of Tottenham and their ‘pathetic’ performance against the Red Devils and believes the north London club should explore the possibility of cashing in on Kane this summer to fund a rebuild of their squad.
“As a Spurs fan obviously you don’t want Harry Kane to ever leave the football club,” he said on Monday’s talkSPORT Breakfast.
“But if he is going to leave and you’re outside the top-four… there NEEDS to be a rebuild there.
“The club is a joke at the minute, the players are not good enough, no desire, no heart.
“You look at Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Erik Lamela, Davison Sanchez, Eric Dier… we could raise £200million here and build a new team.
Alan Shearer offered the same advice to Kane a year ago
“My guess is, if he doesn’t win anything in the next 12 months then he has to leave,” Shearer told the Match of the Day: Top 10 podcast in March 2020.
“He’ll do another year, I think, and if nothing comes in terms of trophies, then he’ll be off.”
Currently, with 162 Premier League goals to his name, Kane is closing in on cracking the competition’s top 10 for all-time record scorers.