Tottenham could ‘fall apart’ if Harry Kane leaves but he deserves transfer, says Jermaine Jenas

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Former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas fears the club could “fall apart” if Harry Kane is sold this summer.

Kane has asked to leave Spurs and believes he has a gentleman’s agreement in place with chairman Daniel Levy that will allow him to go should the right offer come in.

The England captain is desperate to win trophies, having fallen just short on a number of occasions so far during his Spurs career, including in the 2019 Champions League final and this season’s League Cup final.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5Live, Jenas said he felt Kane “deserved the opportunity” to play at the very highest level, but admitted his departure could have an even greater impact on Spurs than anticipated, with other players potentially considering their own futures.

“Levy has got to prove to Kane that what is coming in with regards to the manager, style of play and players over the next two seasons is going to be a team built to win something,” Jenas said.

“And when I say win something, I don’t think a League Cup cuts it with Harry Kane. We are not talking that any more, we are talking a team that can challenge for the title and a team that can be in the Champions League competing in the latter stages on a regular basis.

“If he sells Harry Kane - the stock of the football club, the look of the football club, they’ve lost the England captain, they’ve got no manager, they’ve got disgruntled players - what happens then to Son Heung-Min and a core group of players that have been successful at the football club? The whole thing falls apart and who holds that together?

“So Levy has got a lot of problems on his plate because on top of that he is trying to attract a manager, and to attract a top manager you want one of the best strikers in the world.”

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