Pundit Paul Robinson feels that Harry Kane was wrong to put Ryan Mason in a difficult position by revealing his Tottenham transfer plans.
The striker looks set to become one of the key protagonists of the summer window over his future. While he has three years left on his Spurs contract, the likelihood of him leaving in the next few months is growing. In fact, reports earlier this month claimed that he has told his club that he wants a move away.
Later, he revealed to Gary Neville that he will have an honest conversation with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy over his future.
The initial exit reports came a couple of days before Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa. As a result, interim head coach Ryan Mason faced countless questions about Kane in press conferences.
According to ex-goalkeeper Robinson, the England captain should not have discussed his future before the end of the season. Nevertheless, he added that the decision to do so may have been put upon him.
“I question his timing,” the pundit told Football Insider.
“Why did he do it with two massive games left? Spurs were still challenging for a European place at that point. His timing shocked me.
“I do not question his commitment to the club but I think he has been really badly advised by someone.
“He has thrown his so-called good friend Ryan Mason right under the bus. Every single press conference that Ryan Mason faces is about Harry Kane.”
Kane’s future will not be the only big story for Tottenham this summer; the club are still looking for a new manager after sacking Jose Mourinho in April.
As such, Robinson questioned the striker’s decision to cause more uncertainty.
Kane made Tottenham summer harder
“It is already a very difficult time for the club without Kane pouring petrol onto the fire,” Robinson added.
“I completely understand him wanting to leave but I question the timing and the way it came out. Why did he do it? He has been badly advised.”
Despite the rumours over Kane’s future, England boss Gareth Southgate has said that he does not expect a big transfer to happen while Euro 2020 is ongoing.