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Kane is being overpriced reckons former Spurs ace turned pundit
By Bruce Grove -

Tottenham wants to keep Harry Kane and if he is to depart, they are keen to ensure that they sell the striker for a huge transfer fee.

Kane has told Spurs he wants to leave and with the absence of takers from outside England, Tottenham wants Manchester City to pay £160million.

At 28, he has just a few more years left to play the game at the top and City will not be signing him as a long-term investment.

Yet Spurs want him to stay or to leave for a record fee.

Darren Bent, however, believes his former club isn’t being realistic with their valuation considering the striker’s age and injury record.

He admits Kane is one of the best strikers in the world, but he insists that at 28, £160million is simply an unrealistic fee to pay for him.

He then said if Daniel Levy insists on getting more than £120m for the striker, then City would likely pull the plug on the transfer, forcing Kane to remain at Tottenham.

“Harry Kane is one of the best centre-forward in the world, but he’s not worth £160million,” Bent said on Talksport Breakfast.

“He’s 28 years old now, he has had injuries… what are you going to get out of him, four or five years? I just dont think it justifies that much money.

“Man City have got the money to do it, but Pep Guardiola and the owners are probably thinking, ‘no, £160m is too much’.

“Maybe £100m or £120m, that’s more realistic for Harry Kane.

“But if Daniel Levy is saying he wants £140m, £150m, £160m and Manchester City are not prepared to pay that, no one is going to pay that.

“And then Harry is going to have to stay and play.”

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Fred
Fred
10 months ago

Messi had left Barcelona today, PSG have already got a host of attackers…

Wouldn’t be surprised to hear pep swiftly switch focus and get Messi leaving Kane in the lurch

Fred
Fred
10 months ago
Reply to  Fred

Would be damned hilarious if Levy’s ace card was Romero. Rumour that Barca had a contractual agreement with Messi that included signing Romero.

Kane must feel 😷!

Somebatdidit
Somebatdidit
10 months ago

Darren bent is a snide c*nt. Always dissing spurs coz redknapp said even his missus could’ve scored a sitter bent missed. He never got over it! Redknapp was right, f*ck bent.

denzil
denzil
10 months ago
Reply to  Somebatdidit

Darren Bent needs to go away he is yesterdays papers

Sao Paulo Spurs
Sao Paulo Spurs
10 months ago

Darren Bent & Jamie O’Hara are 2 people you should never listen to when it comes to Spurs. One is an Arsenal fan and the other is incoherent at the best of times.

Darren Bent’s valuation of a player from the bitter rivals of a team he supports, differs from the chairman of that club. Shocker!

England Mike
England Mike
10 months ago

The crime here is a media company allowing people of no stature such as Bent , O’Hara and Carragher to voice their mutterings to the general public.

DaveSpur
DaveSpur
10 months ago

Spurs should let him go for 120 plus Silva. They should buy Vlahovic (Scarlett stays as backup), sell Dele (Silva is better). Add Romero and Milenkovic plus Damsgaard. Sell Dier, Sissoko, Dougherty and Aurier and buy a proper right wingback.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
10 months ago

Does D Bent class as a former ‘ace’?

EssexTony
EssexTony
10 months ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

I think you’ll find Sandra wouldn’t have
missed as many as he did🤣🤣🤣

coys1882
coys1882
10 months ago

£150 mill seems about right to me. If Abu Dhabi FC want our star striker and talisman then they can f*cking pay through the nose for him (as in an extra £20 mill on top of what they might expect or wish to pay).

Given that kind of additional financial clout in the transfer kitty our man Paratici might just be able to regenerate the entire first XI at a stroke. So far I have been very impressed by his handiwork, long may it continue.

Ian
Ian
10 months ago

I’m tired of hearing these so called pundits If grealish is worth £100 and Lukaku £120m then Kane is worth £150m It’s just a shame Harry is behaving this way gentleman’s agreement or not Man City have to come up with the goods

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
10 months ago
Reply to  Ian

Exactly.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
10 months ago

£130-140m tops for his age and recent injury record. Also for the fact he hasn’t shone in semi’s and finals. The reason he looked so good at Spurs was because he was surrounded by ordinary players aside from Son.
Alternatively £100m and a decent City player in exchange (Jesus?).
If we get an offer of £130m we should take it because the alternative is a player who doesn’t want to be here and won’t play to his best level – perhaps he’ll try but his subconscious wish to be elsewhere will affect him.
Then next season we’ll get much less for him anyway, and chances are he’ll be crocked from being overplayed.

Harry_Kure
Harry_Kure
10 months ago

The reason he looked good at Spurs was because he was surrounded by ordinary players? That doesn’t make any sense. At all.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
10 months ago
Reply to  Harry_Kure

It does, he wouldn’t have looked so amazing playing for City, Chelsea or Liverpool. Big fish in a small pond and all that. Apart from Son who else was getting the goals? At the other big 4 clubs plenty would have chipped in with goals.

justin
justin
10 months ago

So last season’s top scorer in the premier league wouldn’t have looked great scoring more than anyone else in another team?

Strikers don’t tend to look better when surrounded by poor players. They need good service to get goals and getting goals is what makes them really shine. hence Kane at the Euro’s not looking great because there were so many defenders and DM’s on the pitch.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
10 months ago
Reply to  justin

He might not have scored more than anyone else in another team. Salah might have outscored him for example – who knows? Big fish look bigger in a small pond. The reason he gets so many for Spurs is because he’s the only scoring option we really have aside from Son (who has a habit of going a bit hot and cold). Consequently everything went through to him, he is the focus of every attack. Teams like City often play a false no. 9 so the goals get spread about more.
Another player that might be a similar example is Grealish, big player in a small pond at Villa.
I think Kane will do well at City, but I don’t think he’ll ever match his Spurs figures because other top teams have equally good methods of attack in other areas. Certainly the likes of Sterling and De Bruyne won’t be looking for him every time.

Luke
Luke
10 months ago

A big fish is a big fish no matter the size of the pond

Harry_Kure
Harry_Kure
10 months ago

True, some players buckle under the pressure of playing for the biggest clubs. Others up their game. Wouldnt it be logical to think that with world class team mates, and the number of chances they are creating, a player like Kane could score even more goals?

Last season Man City had 79 “Big Chances Created” (stats from the PL page). The two seasons before, they had 109 and 101 big chances created. In comparison, Spurs’ numbers are 62, 48 and 64.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
10 months ago
Reply to  Harry_Kure

Unfortunately we might get to find out soon…

Will
Will
10 months ago

Sorry I disagree, If he had a decent midfield behind him he would not have to go looking for the ball and could go back to being a pure striker. If uninjured at MC he will golden boot easily.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
10 months ago
Reply to  Will

Hopefully they won’t overplay him though like we do. That’s why he has the injury problems he has.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
10 months ago
Reply to  Harry_Kure

Some players do flourish in a smaller pond.

Harry_Kure
Harry_Kure
10 months ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

Absolutely. But others shines even brighter with better players around them.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
10 months ago
Reply to  Harry_Kure

Guess we’ll soon find out.

Paul
Paul
10 months ago

Let me see how many posters here are going thumbs down and reply with nonsense to your post. I have said Kane has not produced from the round on 16 to finals. And the sorry tale about that he has never scored in any of the 4 finals. We have never conceded more that 2 goals. So we were always in the game, but Levy! Always something. I wish him luck, but Pep will not hesitate to yank or put Jesus next to him. He has had the striker spot playing these ungodly minutes. No youngsters with ambition coming to Spur for that. I predicted years ago, our next striker is coming from the academy as long has Harry wears the jersey. Marked this day.

Last edited 10 months ago by Paul
Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
10 months ago

I’d say 150 or so mil looks about right to me.

DJB
DJB
10 months ago

Anyone know why Ndombele hasn’t featured in the preseason matches?

StuSpur
StuSpur
10 months ago
Reply to  DJB

Gout I imagine

snitz
snitz
10 months ago
Reply to  StuSpur

Brilliant that did make me laugh

Ian
Ian
10 months ago
Reply to  DJB

He’s just become a father

coys1882
coys1882
10 months ago
Reply to  Ian

To paraphrase Roy Keane … “he wasn’t the one having the baby, was he?!”

England Mike
England Mike
10 months ago
Reply to  Ian

I’m amazed he was bothered enough to get off his ars to impregnate his partner.

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