A 16-year-long association is at the risk of breaking down, with the England captain supposedly seeking a move away from north London.
Harry Kane could “tarnish his reputation” if he forced through an exit from Tottenham this summer, warns Darren Ambrose.
Kane is currently on holiday, spending some time away from football after leading England to the Euro 2020 finals.
The Telegraph recently reported the striker, so as to push for a departure from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, could refuse to turn up for pre-season training.
Widely considered one of the best marksmen in the world, the 28-year-old is said to be growing increasingly frustrated by the lack of a winners’ medal.
Kane, as a result, now reportedly intends to take matters into his own hands, but a former Premier League midfielder warns that might not be the way to go.
Ambrose told talkSPORT: You should always return. You’re under contract.
“A gentleman’s agreement means nothing, absolutely nothing – particularly if Daniel Levy is like we know he is. He’s notoriously hard to deal with.
“He’d have said everything to get Kane to sign the contract initially.”
“He’s Tottenham’s main man and idolised by the supporters. I think he’ll tarnish any reputation and anything he brings to Tottenham by doing this,” Ambrose added.
“He’s the England captain as well. I honestly can’t see him not turning up.
“I don’t know him personally but he seems like such a professional guy.
“If he refused and Daniel Levy doesn’t get the offer or money that he wants, he could just say: ‘Don’t come back in then.’”