Harry Kane has been tipped to leave Tottenham in search of silverware as he must be ‘sick to death’ by the club’s repeated struggles.
That is the view of ex-Spurs midfielder Danny Murphy, who has questioned why the 29-year-old would want to stay at the club.
The north Londoners are in turmoil on and off the pitch following back-to-back Premier League defeats against Bournemouth and Newcastle, where they have conceded nine goals.
Sunday’s 6-1 drubbing at St James’ Park has cost interim boss Cristian Stellini his job – the second sacking at Spurs in a month after Antonio Conte’s axing in March.
The club’s recent form has seen them lose ground in the race to finish in the top four, and they are in danger of slipping from fifth to seventh if Liverpool and Brighton win their games in hand.
Kane is facing an uncertain future at Spurs with his contract to expire in 2024, with Manchester United known to be long-term admirers.
Speaking on talkSPORT Kick Off, Murphy declared that Kane could be sold in the summer depending on whether he fits into the next permanent manager’s style of play with Tottenham reigniting their interest in Julian Nagelsmann.
He said: “If you are a manager who really wants to play on the front foot – real high press and high intensity football – I’m not sure Harry Kane is what you want.
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“Although he is one of the best strikers in the world, sometimes as we’ve seen, having one or two wonderful players doesn’t make the whole jigsaw fit.
“And I think if you’ve got someone coming in who really wants to play high press, they might be OK in taking some dough for him.”
Murphy then stated that Kane will be sitting at home thinking about his future in north London in light of Stellini’s dismissal.
He remarked: “He’s got to be sick to death of playing in a team that’s so poor and uncompetitive.
“I can’t see why he would stay now, I’ve said this before, but now even more so. The problem he’s got are what are his options? That’s the key.
“Because if you’re going to move from the club you love and where you are a legend and breaking records every time you go on the pitch, it’s got to be to a place that’s going allow him to be more competitive and win – or try to win things at least.
“And I don’t know how many options he’s going to have, United is the obvious one.
“But do I see United winning the league in the next few years? No.”
Murphy then stressed it’s between United and Bayern Munich in the race to secure Kane’s services, as he ruled out a move to Spurs’ rivals Chelsea.
In what has been another underwhelming season for Spurs, Kane has continued to showcase his class – chipping in with 24 goals in 32 top-flight games.
talkSPORT will have live and EXCLUSIVE commentary of Spurs’ clash against United this Thursday.