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Harry Kane And Daniel Levy Are Surely On A Collision Course In The Coming Weeks

By Harry Hotspur -

In yesterday’s press conference, the new Spurs gaffer was emphatic that Harry Kane remained a Tottenham player, and it would remain that way; “I’m looking forward to him joining the group and start working together. I have no doubts in my mind (about his future). I have no doubts.”

The doubts over this robust stance will remain, least of all when contrasted with Harry Kane’s interview with Gary Neville before the Euros, which blew up the situation in the first instance. If Kane was simply testing the water, then he has rather foolishly made a time-waster of himself. Unless something seismic happens in the transfer markets, then it looks to be the case that the 27-year-old (who is 28 in a matter of days) will be joining effectively the same squad of players that failed, Pochettino, failed Mourinho, and ultimately staggered into 7th place last season.

Speaking of that finish, it was one that would leave one of the best strikers in the world involved in Europe’s third-tier competition, the Europa Conference League. Surely this is merely another alarm bell to Harry that he’s at the wrong club?

It strikes me that Tottenham is on a collision course with their greatest asset; that it is inevitable. Or is Kane going to mothball his ambition in order to give a coach that was, what, the 7th or 8th choice a chance?

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JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
1 year ago

He’s even more deluded than I thought. The fact he took the job raised questions as he was never in the frame. The fact he thinks Kane is staying tells me he needs professional help.

Tonespurs
Tonespurs
1 year ago

A friendly is like a practice match what are u expecting they are all trying to get their fitness

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 year ago

Officiating is out of control, there really needs to be some reform or sanity returned. There’s 2 friendlys, that’s friendlys, one with a red card just after half time and one involving Lille who have 9 men?!? If that’s happening pre season teams will be hard pressed to finish with more than 9 players on each side once season kicks off. Unnecessary and completely ridiculous, ruining the sport.
All that linesman waiting to put their flags up needs to be nipped in the bud too….it’s your job, take some _##$_@ responsibility.

Last edited 1 year ago by Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Lilywhite without the ll
Lilywhite without the ll
1 year ago

Terrible 2nd half of football…don’t remember one run at goal let alone a shot….Nuno must be licking his lips at this “great” academy 😳

at large
at large
1 year ago

these guys look like any U21 team you can find anywhere

Lilywhite without the ll
Lilywhite without the ll
1 year ago

This group of kids with be ok..as long as Spurs start in Div1

Lilywhite without the ll
Lilywhite without the ll
1 year ago

1-1, some bloke in the other team scored a goal

Lilywhite without the ll
Lilywhite without the ll
1 year ago

10 changes…Winks is off…phew..

at large
at large
1 year ago

Winks actually played a couple of nice balls, along with the bad tackles and back passes.

Lilywhite without the ll
Lilywhite without the ll
1 year ago
Reply to  at large

We need funds, not free-loaders…sell sell sell….

at large
at large
1 year ago

I think Dier Dele and Winks have found their correct level of competition.

Lilywhite without the ll
Lilywhite without the ll
1 year ago

Please take Winks off….

Lilywhite without the ll
Lilywhite without the ll
1 year ago

Very flat 1st half…Winks and Deli in the middle have added nothing and so far most balls to the front have been long balls going nowhere

Lilywhite without the ll
Lilywhite without the ll
1 year ago
Lilywhite without the ll
Lilywhite without the ll
1 year ago

Good goal…Lucus to Scarlett

Elevenstonedidiots
Elevenstonedidiots
1 year ago

Is there a link for the game?

Lilywhite without the ll
Lilywhite without the ll
1 year ago

Tottenham tv

Lilywhite without the ll
Lilywhite without the ll
1 year ago

cant seem to post the link – keeps coming up waiting approval

Elevenstonedidiots
Elevenstonedidiots
1 year ago

No worries, I managed to grab the 2nd half. There’s 45 minutes I’ll never get back!

Lilywhite without the ll
Lilywhite without the ll
1 year ago

Commentator said this is Carter V 7th pre season for Spurs…another player Levy can’t sell…

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 year ago

Arthur Daley’s lock up…

Lilywhite without the ll
Lilywhite without the ll
1 year ago

Haha, Nuno has that look on his face already……terrible 22mins so far, we’ve done nothing…

Lilywhite without the ll
Lilywhite without the ll
1 year ago

Winks giving the ball away nearly leads to a goal…yah….

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
1 year ago

I’d love to hear how Nuno plans to convince Harry it’s worth staying instead of moving to say Man City.

Harry looked off the pace at the Euros. There is a World Cup next year. He’s had another long hard season with several injuries.

I wonder what condition Harry will be in next summer/autumn after another long season of having to carry that bunch.

Playing every minute, coming on to salvage League Cup games and Euro Conference ties. And still no sign of a striker to take some of the weight off Harry.

Last edited 1 year ago by James McKevitt.
John
John
1 year ago

I’m all for players having a say but when you sign a 6 year deal & half way through it decide you want out, you lose all of my understanding. If he’s got the guts to actually ask for a transfer, instead of hinting through the media, then sell him. Until then, call him in, tell him he’s not going anywhere, to stfu & get on with it. If he’s going, sell him asap.

Mike J
Mike J
1 year ago
Reply to  John

Kane should come out front with a request, agreed. But, I really don’t want to be in another Spursy situation where we have an un-motivated player on our hands for a year or two… who then goes relatively cheap and wins a cup elsewhere (proving his worth). He’s served his time well with us, I’d prefer him to stay willingly, but if he wants out would Levy for the luv-of-god just sell the guy rather than hold-out too long for a stupid value and find Kane still here and not playing well after the end of the transfer season.

East Stand
East Stand
1 year ago
Reply to  John

I think it’s a strange way of going about it, which makes me think that he might be giving Levy a chance to change the landscape at Spurs. Harry wants to be in the Champions League, I’m not sure he really wants to join city or United for the sake of it.

He deserves to be playing in the top tier competition every season, not only that he deserves to be a club that are intending to go deep in it and try and win it. Let’s not forget that he played in the final of the Champions League not so long ago. We had an all English final this year, so this isn’t too much to ask from one of the best players in the world playing at the eighth wealthiest club in the world.

I’m convinced that our illustrious leader has strung everyone along and told him that we’ll see how things are once we’ve moved into the new stadium. At the same time he has probably intimated that things will be stepped up and that more Champions League final appearances etc will be coming down the tracks.

I know for a fact that before Pochettino left that became family saw Harry’s future at Spurs. It could’ve remained the case after Mourinho was also appointed. That the Champions League final was the beginning of Spurs joining the elite of Europe. Now they just aren’t making the same noises, One can only put this down to the fact that they feel they were being over optimistic or that they were basically lied to and spun a yarn.

We might be underestimating Harry’s love for the club, but it’s not unreasonable to assume that perhaps Kane has simply put the ball in Levy’s court. He’s done it publicly in order to exert pressure on the owners at Spurs to make good on whatever they may have promised him. They might see him going public as very naughty, however would you care if you’ve been lied to?

Kane and his family are not stupid about his contract situation, They know he has three years left to run and he cannot dictate that he is sold. He can only go on strike or express his dissatisfaction in someway to force the move. That would be unfortunate, and certainly would damage the brand even further. So both parties hold a certain amount of cards here, Levy has his contract with three years left to run, Kane has his status as a player and the pressure that can exert on the owners of the club that are already under pressure.

Despite all this, if Manchester City or United paid 150 million tomorrow that will change the picture completely…

Phil
Phil
1 year ago
Reply to  East Stand

Harry knows more than anyone what’s going on with the club , the fact that he’s stated that he wants out say’s it all

Finn
Finn
1 year ago
Reply to  Phil

Hints and inferences are not facts …….to my knowledge he has not stated that he wants out! Happy to by corrected by seeing a direct quote….

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 year ago

Looking at Levys inability to get a deal done outwards or incoming, I’m increasingly inclining toward the preposterousness of Harry staying. It would be disastrous for his career and legacy but it could be next year…or never. With Utd likely having their turn this season the last thing City would be given is a 40 plus goal scorer….Kane could go full Le Tissier😬 or maybe the “projection” for the England future will see him get his glory that way in 2022, although I’ll be surprised if Messi or Brazil doesn’t take that.

Bobd
Bobd
1 year ago

So, to clarify, you’re suggesting that Man City will decline the opportunity to sign Kane because some shadowy power has decided that it’s Man Utd’s turn to win the league this year, right?

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 year ago
Reply to  Bobd

It’s WWE mate.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 year ago

They may sign him, who knows,

England Mike
England Mike
1 year ago

Harry Kane has been very careful in his words to the media by not directly saying he wants to leave, the club must surely know his position as it stands, and that proposed meeting with Levy will be crucial as to where Kane’s immediate and maybe long term future lies.
Meanwhile the club appears to be waiting before it commits to make deals for new players because of the Kane situation, which cannot be a good place to be in, with no movement in or out, this needs resolving with limited time to get organised before the new season, it’s a mess !

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
1 year ago
Reply to  England Mike

Agreed, very diplomatic or politician like in all he said in that Gary Neville interview & the manner in which one chooses to interpret his words are subject to conjecture.
The difficult conversation to be had once he returns will be telling & although it probably goes against popular opinion, I do hope he stays.
(& I see some reports today state he may stay away from training to force a move. Really?? 🙄)

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
1 year ago

I am already extremely doubtful that the Nuno reign is going to end well. We have already seen a report from ESPN that Winks will be given another chance. I suspect that is more of a case that Levy has overpriced him as he will for the rest of the deadwood. Be prepared for a Nuno statement that all the players will be given a fresh chance. Kane is going and he owes Levy nothing. His success has been despite the club and has been down to hard work and single mindedness. Levy will never get anywhere near £150 mill for a 28 yr old with a history of ankle injuries, particularly in this financial climate for football clubs. A brave and opportunistic CEO would see the chance in today’s parlous transfer market to radically improve the squad at considerably cheaper prices than during the last ten years. You only need to look at the state of Barcelona’s finances where most of the team could be bought. Joe Lewis has been a risk taker all his life with what appears to be the exception of Spurs. It is a crying shame that we have a chairman with a second class degree in land management who is clueless about football matters and will never see the great opportunity there is in the current climate. Audere est Facere.

Mike J
Mike J
1 year ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

This worried me too. No way do we want all these tire-kickers getting yet another season to show their worth. Okay… I’d not have a coronary if after watching them Nuno thinks one or two are worth keeping because he can use them much better (Doherty comes to mind)… but we should still ship out at least 5.

at large
at large
1 year ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Has any reign in recent memory ended well?

Dino
Dino
1 year ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

I dont see us finishing higher than 8th this season…. surely Benitez would of been a better option… suspect he’ll be gone between Xmas & Easter

Harry
Harry
1 year ago

Deja vu…..Modric saga take two!!

StuSpur
StuSpur
1 year ago

The writing is on the wall here. Levy to hold out in order to make city pay the maximum amount possible which may be right up to the deadline. If Spurs accept then we will have zero time to invest the money in the squad

Mike J
Mike J
1 year ago
Reply to  StuSpur

If (IF) someone like Ings comes in, we can take with a pinch of salt that Nuno is planning on 2 upfront. Get a second striker in early and brag about a 2-man team upfront… but really hold out till the last minute for at least £100 million from City.

Gary the animal
Gary the animal
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike J

Didn’t Inngs turn us down some time ago when we were actually doing well? Why on earth would he want to come now?

Gary the animal
Gary the animal
1 year ago
Reply to  StuSpur

Levy doesn’t care about the squad or footballing matters at all, he just sees it as a means to make money. He mind is no more complex than a jumped up market trader. It wasn’t so long ago when he was boasting to Mourinho about our academy producing the likes of Harry Winks, god help us.

Last edited 1 year ago by Gary the animal
Harry
Harry
1 year ago

Modric saga take two

Bobd
Bobd
1 year ago

Levy is trying to get as high a fee for Kane as possible. As he should.

Gary the animal
Gary the animal
1 year ago
Reply to  Bobd

Any fool can ask big money and price himself out of the market.

Tangangry
Tangangry
1 year ago

“Not for sale” is a nonsense with us, and the fact that City haven’t bought a striker yet is telling. But we know what Levy is like, I just do not see him letting Harry go on the cheap so it all comes down to whether City are prepared to stump up the £120-150m.

We saw it with Eriksen in the documentary “if they pay the money you can go” – even the most ferocious Levy haters couldn’t say he’s being unreasonable in this case.

I don’t think they will so I think he’s staying whether he likes it or not. He’s not a Berbatov so I think he’ll take it on that wonderful chin and get on with it for another year.

Last edited 1 year ago by Tangangry
SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
1 year ago
Reply to  Tangangry

We didn’t really ‘get the money’ for Eriksen – Levy’s ‘official’ reported asking price of £70 million we never received

So he got about £20 mill for Eriksen, less than a third of what he asked, so doing the math…Kane could conceivably have an asking price of £150 million and leave for less than £100 million eventually, even around the original Eriksen asking price of £75 mill? Can see it. £75 million and ‘add ons’

Bergy
Bergy
1 year ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

Eriksen had less than a year on his deal and the quote is related to 20m.
Kane has three years with a reported option on his

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
1 year ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

You are joking? Do you seriously think Mr.Levy would sell him for that?
Best striker in the world with 3 years left on his contract (unlike Eriksen) for the same price as a Jadon Sancho? EVERY premier league club would pay that, knowing they’d get it back in shirt sales alone & think even el skinto Real Madrid would magic that small fee up from somewhere?

BillyBojangles
BillyBojangles
1 year ago
Reply to  Stewart Smith

Who is “Mr. Levy”? I only know of a wee bald thief named Daniel. Giving that inept property developer the implied respect of calling him “Mr.” is ludicrous.

Gary the animal
Gary the animal
1 year ago
Reply to  Stewart Smith

Best striker in the world is arguable as he never seems able to turn it on in important games, also getting on and very injury prone. These are facts.

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