Danny Murphy has claimed that it will be “impossible” for Tottenham Hotspur to hang on to star man Harry Kane this summer.
The England captain has been heavily touted for a move away from his boyhood club in the coming months after another trophyless campaign, with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United all backed as potential suitors.
And Murphy, who spent a season in north London during his own playing career, has argued that the time has come for the 27-year-old to move on.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, he said: "Harry Kane will be in demand from both of Saturday night's Champions League finalists and I think it will be impossible for Tottenham to keep him.
“That does not mean chairman Daniel Levy will not fight hard to get a big transfer fee and it may be the end of the window before everything is worked out, but whenever it happens, I believe ultimately a deal will be done.
“It is rare to see many deals of this magnitude being done seamlessly. But Kane will get his wish to move on and boost his trophy chances. Tottenham will not want to be left with a depreciating asset who is unhappy, frustrated and possibly angry.
“Letting him leave to pursue his ambitions is not about bowing to player power, it is showing respect for someone who has given the club everything.
“At City, Chelsea or even United, Kane will be playing with a better group of players than he has done at Spurs and that naturally improves his chances of winning medals.”