Former Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov has said he would understand if Harry Kane looks to leave the club.
There has been much speculation about the England captain’s future, with reports suggesting he is running out of patience waiting to win major trophies at Spurs.
Tottenham could miss out on the Champions League, while a defeat to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final would make it another trophyless season.
Berbatov himself left Spurs to join Manchester United, who are among the clubs to have been linked with Kane.
And, speaking to Betfair, the Bulgarian said: “According to reports, he will look to leave Spurs if they fail to qualify for the Champions League next season.
“This isn’t a surprise. I don’t know if it will happen, but Kane is clearly thinking about his future.
“I can see why Kane would want to move if they don’t make the Champions League and if they don’t win the League Cup.
“I would not be surprised as of course he wants to play Champions League football. It depends on how Spurs finish the season.”
Berbatov can empathise with Kane, having himself decided to move on after leading the line so effectively for Spurs.
He enjoyed a successful spell at United and later played for Fulham.
“I was Harry Kane at Tottenham once,” Berbatov said.
“I was in this position with the same decision and at the same club. There will be big thoughts going through his head.
“If he moves, he will be disappointing lots of Spurs fans. Some will turn against him, it is how it is in football.
“Fans take it personally and think that you are leaving, they feel that you’ve betrayed the club.
“My situation was similar, but also slightly different.
“I wanted to go to the biggest club to win trophies and that was Manchester United.
“When I heard there was a chance to go there, I did not hesitate.”