Former Tottenham chairman Lord Alan Sugar believes that his former club will be powerless to keep Harry Kane if Real Madrid come calling.
The 21-year-old forward has already smashed over 20 goals this season after emerging as Spurs’ key striker following some impressive Europa League showings.
And his performances have alerted none other than reigning continental champions Real, who are understood to have had scouts watching Kane in recent times.
This link has worried many Tottenham fans, with the Spaniards having swooped to take both Luka Modric and Gareth Bale to Madrid in big money deals.
Sugar now thinks that the same fate could befall the north Londoners again with Kane, if the La Liga giants step up their interest:
“You don’t have to accept any sort of money for a player,” he told talkSPORT. “The big issue people miss out is the untenable pressure that is placed upon a club when a player wants to leave. Then the money becomes irrelevant.
“In the case of Gareth Bale there must have been conversations where Tottenham said, ‘If it’s down to money, then let’s have a chat’. It wasn’t that though, he was given the chance to play for Real Madrid.
“That’s why most players leave, just look at Michael Carrick, Dimitar Berbatov and Luka Modric.
“Harry Kane allegedly says he wants to be at the club for the rest of his life, like Matt Le Tissier at Southampton. Let us hope he is but let’s be under no illusion. He will be the one that controls that.”
Kane once again found the back of the net last night at Anfield, notching a goal in the 3-2 loss at the hands of top four rivals Liverpool.