Collymore explains his main fear for Tottenham Hotspur next season

Stan Collymore is worried Tottenham Hotspur will pin their hopes on Harry Kane next season.

Former England striker Stan Collymore explained in a live session covered by Periscope TV that his main fear for Tottenham is overburdening striker Harry Kane.

Collymore also feels that Spurs should have taken a leaf out of the book of their local rivals Arsenal, in terms of going after high profile players in the transfer market, regardless of how much they would have cost.

“It’s been a strange three or four seasons – I think the crucial thing is, Tottenham should have gone for a big marquee signing at £30 or 40 million, someone like Mesut Ozil or Sanchez rather than Paulinho – I do fear there will be a big burden of expectation on Harry Kane next year,” he said.

It’s arguable that Kane has already been overburdened by the pressure of leading Tottenham’s attack, but it’s something Mauricio Pochettino will be aware of and something he’s keen to sort out.

The boss has to try and take a little bit of the pressure away from Kane and one of the obvious ways for him to do that is with a big name player coming in and bolstering the attack of the team.

Tottenham do have the resources needed to go after that sort of player in the market, but Daniel Levy is a very shrewd businessman.

He won’t throw money at a deal for the sake of it and it’s likely that other players will have to leave before Pochettino is given the chance to invest and bring someone in.

Hopefully when he makes the request he will be given the backing to go after any deal he desires and hopefully it will be a deal which ultimately makes Kane a better player.

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