Tottenham have been warned that the sale of two of their prized assets could be forced upon them this summer – with Daniel Levy possibly even actively looking to sell.
Their season – and Jose Mourinho’s future – hangs by a thread after Thursday’s Europa League exit to Dinamo Zagreb.
Despite taking a two-goal lead into their last 16 second leg, Mislav Orsic’s hat-trick forged a remarkable turnaround.
While Dinamo’s adventure continues after Friday’s draw, the Carabao Cup remains Spurs’ only chance at silverware this term.
Even victory in that competition might not save Mourinho. Indeed, this report claims he’s been told the minimum he must do to avoid the sack.
More concerning for Spurs, however, could be the future of star man Harry Kane. Peter Crouch claimed their talismanic striker was at a career crossroads after their Europa League humbling.
Now former Spurs striker Clive Allen admits the departure of Kane is a very real concern. He also says he could be followed out the exit door by another star man in Heung-min Son.
“I think as I said about Champions League football, the financial implications…
“Without any shadow of a doubt Harry Kane and Son Heung-min are the major assets that Daniel Levy has,” Allen told talkSPORT
“Would he be considering selling [Kane]? There will be suitors, I’m not sure there are too many that can actually afford him. But there’s one or two that certainly would be interested in Harry Kane’s services.
“His record is phenomenal, what he’s done for the club is amazing, but without winning anything.
“I think that the nature of the beast. There has to come a point where he has to think about leaving the football club, which is unthinkable for Spurs fans.”
Crouch says Kane at career crossroads
That sentiment is shared by Crouch, who feels a player like Kane deserves to play at the very top level.
“Look at Harry Kane. He’s a Champions League player – he shouldn’t even be in this competition. [Kylian] Mbappe, [Erling] Haaland, [Lionel] Messi, [Robert] Lewandowski – he’s on their level. Look at him now, trudging off with his held bowed. Never mind Mouirnho, he [Kane] is at a real career crossroads now. He should be playing at the very top.”
Asked again about Mourinho, Crouch suggested he could still turn it around.
“He’s been brought in to win a trophy, but if he does it, it’s job done in a sense, given their wait. It could be a stepping stone. But they’re miles away from that and a top-four finish and questions will be asked first.”