Stan Collymore has shared his concern that Tottenham would struggle to keep hold of their best players if they miss out on the top four this season in the Premier League.
Spurs currently sit fourth in the league table, but are on a poor run of form and now face a real fight to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side begin life in their new stadium on Wednesday night at home to Crystal Palace and desperately need the points.
Pundit Collymore has predicted that the North London club will find it difficult keeping key players if they have no Champions League football in their new stadium.
He has mentioned key attacking pair Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane as two that will have uncertain futures depending on how this season finishes.
“Questions will be raised again unless they succeed in the next six weeks,” Collymore wrote in the Mirror.
“Will Man United come for Kane? What does the future hold for Eriksen? Many of their players are very marketable.
“That is the massive story of the summer if Spurs finish outside the top four. Would they struggle to keep those players? Yes they would.”
It’s important that Spurs to get off to a good start in their new impressive stadium and competing in Europe’s elite club competition next season seemed a certainty a month ago.
They now have some serious work to finish in the top four, but they have quality within the squad to bounce back and the right man at the helm.
Spurs’ elite players are constantly going to be mentioned with big-money moves elsewhere and it would be a colossal blow to lose either Kane or Eriksen in the summer.
Goal machine Kane is still under contract until 2024 with Spurs and is a major favourite, while playmaker Eriksen’s current deal expires in 2020.