Glenn Hoddle and Rio Ferdinand agree over what could happen with Harry Kane during Euro 2020.
Kane has been linked with a move away from Tottenham again ahead of this summer as he continues to assert his desire to win trophies, something Spurs are not looking particularly likely to achieve in their current form.
And ahead of this summer’s Euro 2020, where Kane will be involved with England, there is real concern that some of the striker’s teammates – the likes of which play for Chelsea, Manchester United or Manchester City – might attempt to lure him to their respective clubs.
And former Spurs boss Hoddle has already warned of the possibility.
Speaking at a Betfair event last week, he said: “I’m sure it goes on. I don’t think it would go on in front of the management, but I’m sure it goes on.
“I remember talking to Ray Clemence as a player, trying to get him to come down to Tottenham from Liverpool. So yeah, it goes on, I can tell you that. But it wasn’t something I came across that was that alarming as England manager, no.”
From a player’s point of view, former England star Ferdinand has also now explained how the talks behind the scenes during England camps take place and that some players may have a word in the ear of Kane.
“Yeah that happens,” Ferdinand told Mirror Sport when asked if players will talk to Kane about a transfer.
“That happened when I went to the World Cup with Nicky Butt, Becks (David Beckham) in the United team. Talked about me coming to United. That was speculation in the paper.
“That happens, every tournament, every get together. Players talking to players. I’m sure managers have said ‘speak to him for me and find out what he’s like’.
“Butt just said to me ‘would you come United?’. And I said ‘yeah I would. I want to win trophies’.
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“That probably filtered back to the manager, they know if they want to make a bid or not. That’s how it works.
“All players are like fans. If you were in a squad with a player who you think is brilliant and you want him to come to your club you’d be saying ‘come on, mate. Come to us. Get on to your club and your agent and try to manoeuvre a move to get to us’.
“We are just an extension of the fans.
“And what happens is players will go back and report to their coaches – ‘by the way the best player was so and so’.
“That filters back to all the clubs and the managers become more aware and what’s going on.”
Spurs will be desperate to keep hold of their star man this summer, but another impressive campaign on the international stage – coupled with any potential words in the ear from teammates – and he could find it hard to resist a switch..