Spurs Must Let Kane Leave
Speaking exclusively to Genting, the Frenchman said: “I believe if he wants to leave, Tottenham have to let him, because I hope for him that he gets to have an opportunity to lift a trophy.
“Unfortunately, Tottenham can’t give him that right now. I feel the uncertainty has played a part in his comparatively poor start to the season.
“I know him from my time at Tottenham and I spoke about him a few months ago.
“Tottenham didn’t let him leave and perhaps give him the chance to maybe win the Premier League, if he had moved to Manchester City as rumoured.
“He looks OK the way he is playing, but it’s not the Harry Kane we know and it feels that everybody knows that the decision from (chairman) Daniel Levy to keep him has affected him a lot.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen for him in the summer.”
No Sale In January
Gallas, who donned a Tottenham shirt 78 times across a three-year stint at the club, admits it is unlikely that Spurs will sell Kane in January — and thinks that waiting until the summer would be the best option for the forward.
“You know, I’m not a big fan of moving during the season, it’s not easy,” he explained.
“You play for six months for one club and then you play for six with another.
“It’s very important to settle as a player, you have to think about your family – if your family doesn’t feel good it can affect your performances.
“Personally, I feel even if City come in January, Tottenham won’t let him go. He has to wait at (least until) the end of the season, I think that would be best for all parties.
“It would be a great shame if he did stay at Spurs, he would be a legend for Tottenham, that is for sure.
“But at the end of his career, if he doesn’t lift one major trophy, I’m telling you, it will be hard for him to accept that.
“He has been the best forward in the Premier League for a few seasons, he has given everything to Tottenham when he played.
“If a player of his talent hasn’t got a title when he retires, he will be very sad.”
Champions League Qualification Not Enough
There are some suggestions that qualifying for the Champions League this season could tempt Kane to pause his pursuit of a move away. But Gallas remains unconvinced, saying:
“I don’t think qualifying for the Champions League would change his mind, I still believe he will want to leave.”