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Don’t Worry Spurs Fans: Levy Stance Gives Kane Little Choice But To Stay [opinion]

By Joe Fish -

Harry Kane’s possible exit from Tottenham seems to be gathering pace, but everything I’ve read so far points to him staying at the club.

The Daily Mail reported yesterday that Daniel Levy was ready to sell the striker for £200m to ease the club’s stadium and transfer debts. However, Sky Sports added that Levy won’t allow him to join a Premier League rival.

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Join the dots and the England captain’s possible suitors are limited to just four clubs – Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.

Even if the mammoth price quoted by the Mail ends up being halved, it is unlikely to bring any other foreign clubs into the equation. Three of this quartet are the only clubs in world football to have broken the £100m barrier on a single player, according to transfermarkt.com. The other is Real Madrid who have massive financial capacity and drawing power.

Bayern Munich don’t operate that way, only splashing out more than £40m once in their history, on Lucas Hernandez from Atletico Madrid in 2018.

And speaking of Atletico, and the likes of Borussia Dortmund or Inter Milan, Kane isn’t leaving Spurs for another bridesmaid in their respective leagues.

Let’s narrow the field further. Kane is now behind Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Erling Haaland on the wish-list of Europe’s biggest hitters – Real Madrid and Barcelona who may save their money for one or more of this trio.

PSG will need a new megastar if and when Mbappe and Neymar move on, but their problem is perception. The manufactured Ligue 1 bullies have never been able to lure a player in his prime from the Premier League.

This leaves Juventus, who too have to plan for the future and the prospect of replacing Cristiano Ronaldo. I believe they are Kane’s only plausible European option but the cards will have to fall just right for it to happen.

If Levy does want to cash in on Kane he may have to open up the market to Manchester – I personally think City are his most likely destination. Otherwise his route out of Spurs looks blocked at almost every turn.

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3 years ago

When his next club come knocking they’ll be saying come to us Harry we win stuff….. Levy will say …. No Harry stay with us we promise we’ll win stuff ……. Soon.

3 years ago
Reply to  CowSpurs

Anywhere but England for me. That way I can still follow his career and not hate him, as he scores his hattrick goal after stealing the ball off Hugo. As I don’t follow any other team, Well except the Wellington Phoenix.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
3 years ago

He runs the risk of Kane’s value declining sharply if he picks up more injuries which is all too likely with the continued overuse. He got a pittance for Eriksen, remember when he valued him at £160 million.

3 years ago

Athletico paid over £100m for Felix didn’t they? When a player like Kane is made available then the wheels starts moving at the big clubs. It is an opportunity too good to turn down. Man Utd were forced a year early to buy Rooney. It would start a merry-go-round whereby Neymar, Martinez, Coutinho, Mbappe and others could move if Kane was sold outside England. City will need to replace Aguero at some point, but I can definitely see Kane going there, but their priorities lie in defence. Could they get 2 top class defenders and Kane without selling? Anything, but Utd would work for me.

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