Paul Stewart fears Tottenham Hotspur could be dragged into a relegation scrap if they sell Harry Kane and fail to replace him.
The England captain has publicly confirmed he is looking to leave Spurs this summer as he aims to boost his chances of winning silverware.
It has led to interest from the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City, with both sides believing Kane could boost their chances of clinching the Premier League title in the upcoming campaign.
The Sun reported Kane is poised to join Pep Guardiola’s City for £160million after Spurs chairman Daniel Levy agreed to allow his star striker to depart, although it does not appear a deal is so close to being completed as City have refuted the claims.
Kane finished last season as the Premier League’s Golden Boot winner and also registered the most assists in the division.
As a result, Spurs would be left with a huge gap to fill if Kane gets his wish and Stewart believes Nuno Espirito Santo’s side could be in trouble.
The former Spurs man exclusively told Football FanCast: “I’m just a bit concerned about what Spurs are going to do moving forward.
“If they sell Kane and don’t get any money for the transfer budget, I’d be concerned that they may be battling relegation next season and not fighting for the top four.”