Paul Stewart does not believe that Dominic Calvert-Lewin would be willing to leave Everton to join Tottenham Hotspur as a potential replacement for Harry Kane this summer.
The future of the England captain remains up in the air amid reports that Manchester City are plotting a bid worth around £120m to bring him to the Etihad Stadium.
It remains to be seen if Spurs will allow him to leave, as there are suggestions that chairman Daniel Levy rates him at £150m, a figure that City have yet to reach.
The striker, who was also part of the England squad at Euro 2020, scored 16 Premier League goals in 33 games last season but Stewart, an ex-Spurs star, has his doubts over whether he would be willing to swap Goodison Park for north London.
Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, he said: “I think it’d be a tough one because I wouldn’t like to be answering this question if I had the chance because Harry wouldn’t be leaving.
“Anything is a step-down. I have to say that first but you’re looking at the likes of maybe Calvert-Lewin, will he leave Everton now for a club that’s not really of a bigger stature, Tottenham.”