The former Arsenal striker – who bagged 128 goals in 221 games for the Gunners between 1991 and 1998 – was taking part in a BreatheSport livestream alongside fellow ex-pros Robbie Savage, Didi Hamann and Peter Reid, and responded to a query from a Spurs-supporting audience member, saying: “As a Spurs fan it gives me great joy to tell you that if he does what he did last season then he will be sought after and will most probably be gone at the end of next season… so put that in your pipe.”
Wright softened the blow of his friendly dig by claiming he’d like to see Kane remain at White Hart Lane for a few more years. “I hope that he does stay for a couple years and cement himself and carry on learning.
“He’s one of those that’s always behind after training, working on his game and that’s what he needs to do… Harry Kane doesn’t need to leave Spurs in the next two years.”
Spurs fans will be hoping for more than just another two years with Kane up top, but the fact remains that a sustained performance on last season’s level by the striker, as well as a lack of Champions League football on offer, would not bode well for Tottenham’s chances.
Players like Hugo Lloris and Christian Eriksen potentially fall into the same category and there is the sense that Spurs need to make a real statement next season if they are to keep hold of their key men.