Former Premier League striker Nigel Jemson claims that Spurs could be in “big trouble” if they don’t find a replacement for Harry Kane.

Kane has been linked with a move away from the North London club with his future at Tottenham now in serious doubt, especially after his omission from their season opener against current champions Manchester City.

City have been the frontrunners to sign the three-time golden boot winner, but started their title defence with a disappointing 1-0 loss to Spurs last weekend.

With his imminent departure seemingly on the horizon, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is yet to find a replacement striker and could face a backlash from fans should he fail to do so.

On the matter, ex-Nottingham Forest forward Jemson exclusively told Read Tottenham: “He needs to look at the bigger picture and think, ‘If I get that money I need to get the players in as well.’

“If they don’t replace Harry Kane, they’re going to be in big trouble themselves in the end and if they start finishing 10th in the league then I suppose [fans] aren’t going to be too happy with him.”

Last season Spurs placed 7th in the league table, their lowest finish since their 2008/09 Premier League campaign.

Kane has been their golden boy since making his PL debut in 2014, but is now the right time for Levy to look forward and move on?