Speaking to Sky Sports (via Football Daily), David Ornstein of the Athletic has shared a potential ‘glimmer of hope’ for Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane as he allegedly seeks an exit from north London this summer.
The Lowdown: Kane exit saga dominates the media
Since Sky Sports lifted the lid on Kane’s reiterated desire to leave Tottenham, there have been no shortage of reports linking clubs to the forward.
Indeed, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea are the Premier League sides watching him closely, meanwhile one unnamed club abroad is said to be ‘extremely interested’ and have even ‘been in touch’ (Sky Sports via Football Daily).
Judging by it’s start, it seems as if the Kane saga looks set to be with us all summer long.
The Latest: Ornstein shares ‘glimmer of hope’ for Kane
While there are sides eyeing a move and Kane allegedly wants to quit, all the cards are held by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
However, Ornstein, speaking to Sky (via Football Daily), has shared a ‘glimmer of hope’ for Kane when it comes to him potentially sealing an exit.
“If he’s going to win major trophies, he’s going to have to leave Tottenham,” explained the journalist.
“But, he’s under contract until 2024, so it’s going to be incredibly difficult – it seems like he’ll keep positioning himself, he’ll keep making some public statements here and there.
“One thing I do think is that’s really upsetting the Tottenham hierarchy.
“They’re not happy with his conduct at all, and perhaps that presents a tiny chink of light, a glimmer of hope if Harry Kane is going to move away.”
The Verdict: Won’t be enough…
As Ornstein went on to explain, Levy will not drop his asking price for anybody, meaning a move away for Kane in 2021 looks far more unlikely than possible.
It is even claimed that Spurs could demand an eye-watering £200 million for the Englishman and any club would surely be priced out of a move (Eurosport).
Given Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland will be available for just €75 million (£64.5 million) in June 2022 thanks to a release clause (CBS Sports), the Sky Blues could feasibly bide their time and sign the Norwegian over Kane next year.
This would deal a hammer blow to the 27-year-old’s hopes of leaving Spurs, with the only other likely option remaining arguably Paris-Saint Germain and a reunion with Mauricio Pochettino.
As Levy holds all the aces, Kane could be set for a big battle behind the scenes.
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