Writing on Twitter, sharing the latest on Harry Kane and his future at Tottenham Hotspur, reliable correspondent Alasdair Gold has dropped an update ‘from inside the club’ as well as from interested parties.
The Lowdown: Kane wants out?
Sky Sports first broke news of Kane’s desire to leave north London this summer in search of a new challenge and the larger potential to win silverware.
Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea have all been heavily linked as his suitors from the Premier League.
Kane himself admitted to talkSPORT (via the Evening Standard) recently that he hasn’t had the chance to speak to either new Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo or managing director Fabio Paratici, but still feels ‘loved’ by the club amid his exit saga.
The Latest: Gold drops Kane update…
Writing on Twitter, Gold has shared a ‘big piece’ he contributed to football.london, which gives his view on the 27-year-old ‘from inside the club’ as well as other writers from teams interested.
The reporter explains that there are some within Tottenham who are disappointed at the way Kane and others around him approached the situation of wanting to leave – especially with the timing at the end of 2020/2021.
Privately, Spurs have also made it abundantly clear they have no intention of letting him leave this summer, with only a ‘ridiculous offer’ perhaps enough to tempt them.
The view inside Man City is that while they could smash their current £65 million transfer record for Kane, they’re ‘not desperate’ and won’t go above a certain ceiling of valuation (Stuart Brennan).
United, meanwhile, have effectively parked their interest in a number 9 this summer after extending Edinson Cavani’s deal until 2022 – with the Red Devils ‘unlikely’ to invest in any more forwards (Samuel Luckhurst).
At Chelsea, Kane is still on the list and Thomas Tuchel’s side are believed to be in contact, but any movement in the near future is ‘unlikely’ due to his Euro 2020 involvement.
While the Blues are very keen and possess the financial clout, chairman Daniel Levy is arguably least likely to sell to them due to a bad history of deals (Sam Inkersole).
The Verdict: Good news for Spurs?
While the interest in Kane very much remains, Gold himself believes this extensive update from both inside Tottenham and other clubs comes as a ‘positive‘ one.
Tottenham continue to take a firm stance on the superstar striker as interested sides look on, with the odds of him staying for next season seeming that bit more favourable as it stands.
He scored 23 goals and notched 14 assists in 35 Premier League starts over 2020/2021 (WhoScored), phenomenal numbers for any player, and keeping the international would be the biggest boost Nuno could possibly receive during the summer transfer window.
In other news: Tottenham have now made approach to sign £43.2 million-valued star once likened to Messi, find out more here.
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