This summer, one of the marquee sagas of the transfer window was whether or not Harry Kane would depart Tottenham Hotspur for Manchester City. The two parties engaged in discussions over a potential transfer for Kane. However, no deal would occur.
Manchester City didn’t meet the asking price Tottenham had set for Kane, and the 28-year-old remained in north London. However, as reports would come out every day regarding the possible transfer, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel believed that it was a move that would eventually happen, as he stated at his press conference (via Goal).
“I thought that this is going to happen,” Tuchel said. “No, I was not scared, but if it would have happened, I would have been very interested in how maybe it would have changed Manchester City’s style of playing.”
“On one side, I was happy that he stayed because it is also nice that it exists in football that players play for one club only, and so Harry Kane is Tottenham. Even for me, I have absolutely nothing to do with Tottenham; I have never worked for them. When I think about Tottenham in the last decade, you think about Harry Kane, and this is very nice.”
Chelsea would be the club that made the big-money move for a striker as they spent £97.5 million to bring back Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan. The decision to spend a significant sum on the 28-year-old is paying off through four games as Lukaku has four goals in four appearances for The Blues.
If Tottenham wants to come out with three points, they’ll need to quiet Lukaku.