So far the debate has established a number of factions, all pushing their own questions and plausible answers. No matter how many times I keep referencing the Modern Slavery Act, there are still those who genuinely believe that Harry Kane can be told ‘you are staying and that’s it’, cue the outro music, and roll the credits.
Then we have the Recommended Retail Price merchants who believe that a price tag is somehow legally binding, and therefore if they read on one website that Kane is worth £120million, then that’s the magic number – and no magic number – then no sale. Obviously, none of these beauts have bought or sold a house.
Then we have the extremely movable feast that was Harry’s interview with Gary Neville; which depending upon which paragraph you might choose to quote, then he’s definitely staying or, definitely leaving.
Each of these viewpoints comes from anyone but the potential buyer.
What if, Pep Guardiola or whoever were to talk to Harry and effectively say, look, here’s the deal. ‘Our club can make the magic happen, we can take you where you want to go and when you’re a grandfather, you can show your grandkids a big box of winners medals… but here’s the thing. We don’t want you when you’re 29, or 30. We don’t want you once you’ve run yourself into the floor for another one or two seasons in return for nothing but Mr. Levy’s face-saving. Not only that, but we want this car, with these many miles on the clock, not this case when it has been driven all over the place by a club that cannot take proper care of it.’