And that’s because Erling Haaland is quickly becoming a more attractive signing for the money, according to Danny Murphy.
Kane is rarely far away from the back pages, but his fine goalscoring and assisting form during a poor season so far for Spurs has put his long-term future at the club under the spotlight again.
The England captain recently became Tottenham’s joint-second leading scorer of all-time, with the striker now standing on 210 goals in 321 games for the north London club, but Spurs are currently 23 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, and look far away from mounting any sort of title challenge.
They have reached the Carabao Cup final but face a ruthless City side, while they have been tipped for Europa League glory this season too, but even winning those cup competitions may not dispel the transfer rumours.
Kane also turns 28 in July, and his age plus regular injury issues means clubs may think twice about splashing the cash he stalls on his future beyond this coming summer transfer window.
Former Spurs midfielder Murphy insists Kane would improve any team in the world, but admits he may not be the best value for money, with 20-year-old Borussia Dortmund hitman Haaland now a more attractive option for any club willing to spend big on a frontman.
“It looks like to me that this summer is the last opportunity to get that big move,” Murphy told talkSPORT host Jim White when asked about Kane’s future at Spurs.
“Clubs might become desperate and a year later they might take a risk because they’ve got lots of money, a club like Man City for example.
“But I think it’s now or never for Harry Kane, in terms of winning trophies and competing at the top level for the next three or four years.
“A man of Harry Kane’s talent wants to be winning Champions League and Premier League titles… or whatever league he’s in, whether that’s LaLiga even, although that looks unlikely now with the finances.
“The problem he’s got is with the panmedic and the effect it’s had on certain clubs more than others, will they want to risk an outlay of £100million-plus and his wages, compared to going for a player like Erling Haaland?
“He’s eight years younger, you’ll probably pay him less, Kane is probably more the finished article but Haaland is certainly going to score goals in any team he plays in.
“So if I’m in a recruitment team and looking at the future of my club, does Harry Kane make any team better? Yes, of course he does.
“But, if you’re talking the long-term picture, the more sensible financial option would be to go for someone like Haaland rather than Kane.
“That’s unless you’re Man City, and you don’t really care too much about three years down the line and you’ve got hundreds of millions to burn and not worry about it.”