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One thing we can now be certain of after the Harry Kane news
By Bruce Grove -

Well, it was coming and so we should not really be that surprised that news has broken that Harry Kane wants to leave Tottenham.

The signs were there and providing he does not go to a club like Chelsea I suspect that most Spurs fans will be understanding and wish him luck, however, if the England captain does leave the Tottenham stadium it means we can be certain of one thing.

This summer will be manic in the transfer market.

There will be a knock-on effect that will touch a host of clubs, it always happens when a ton of money is dumped into the market.

There is no way that Daniel Levy will sit on any transfer fee or pay off debts, he has to reinvest in the squad significantly otherwise he would face a backlash the likes we have not seen.

Levy is in a very tricky position now, he knows he will have to placate an already disgruntled fanbase and losing the biggest player the club has had in years will only add to the anger the fans are expressing after the failed Super League fiasco.

The chairman could prevent Kane from leaving if he wanted to but no matter his reputation for being a hard-nosed businessman he has a history of selling our best assets and it is very likely to be the case this time as well.

So strap yourselves in, it is going to be a frenetic summer of transfer activity and Tottenham will be right in the centre of it.

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Graham Wood
Graham Wood
7 months ago

This was inevitable as we have been a total failure under Levy and Hitchens. Could not even buy a decent sub for Harry. Any money will be frittered away with poor signings and a little put aside to pay down our debt. As we are seeing no top coaches want to work under Levy.
As suspected this stadium project has almost destroyed our club. Lewis and Levy, profits before team.

DJB
DJB
7 months ago

My prediction of how this will play out…In the coming two months, Spurs will start to announce a series of player signings costing ~£30M – £50M. Most of these signings are speculative prospects that Danny Rose will need to Goggle. The Harry Kane transfer goes to the wire with the club announcing they have done everything to persuade him to stay. End result is net spend on transfers will be close to zero and the squad will be refreshed with unfinished articles that will be sold on at a profit if they come good.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
7 months ago
Reply to  DJB

Hard to argue with that, timing is shocking, Club finances need to be fixed first, team is an after thought. Levy will not change the way he works.

eddie
eddie
7 months ago

The Mail are running with Spurs board are furious with Kane’s team for the timing of the announcement and the club is rocked be the news.Don’t you just love journalists?

Everybody and his dog has known this season Kane wants out because he wants to win silverware and sees no chance of it happening at Spurs.

You’d have to be pretty dumb to not know this was going to happen and know nothing about football.Oooh wait a minute!

England Mike
England Mike
7 months ago

Where do you begin with this news ?

I feel very unsure for the future of this club, it’s pretty devastating, and I have no idea how Levy tries to move forward with things.
Everyone piles on to Levy but Lewis has to be as culpable in the mess the club finds itself in, somehow the realisation of the situation does not seem to register with the board which shows their lack of understanding of how to run a football club.

US Spurs
US Spurs
7 months ago
Reply to  England Mike

Agreed. Harry Redknap was talking the other day about how in his opinion Lewis doesn’t give a monkey’s about the club, that it is simply an investment like his other assets to be sold at the highest price when the time is right. I’d hope the old bast-rd realizes he’s not got long to live and maybe just maybe he realizes he can’t take his money to hell when he checks out

England Mike
England Mike
7 months ago
Reply to  US Spurs

Lewis could do a Jack Walker if he wanted.

East Stand
East Stand
7 months ago
Reply to  England Mike

Yep. But he couldn’t give a toss about football, so he won’t.

East Stand
East Stand
7 months ago
Reply to  England Mike

Levy is fully invested, please don’t make him out to be some pawn in Lewis’ game. Levy is as responsible as Lewis.

England Mike
England Mike
7 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Oh yes, but Lewis seems shielded by Levy, and the whole board are to blame for this inevitable situation.

Pommie
Pommie
7 months ago

Kane has invested years with Spurs without smart investment from levy in return at times when we needed it most, it still hurts but when we sold dembele and no one came in, we were stale.
Kane has given us a lot and he got sissoko in return. He deserves more and I don’t think he’ll get that at Spurs and I wish him well.

Badgerboy
Badgerboy
7 months ago

You may joke about Nkoudou but I think you will find he has just become a league championship winner! So what do we mere mortals know?

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
7 months ago
Reply to  Badgerboy

Yeah he’s won with Besiktas in the Turkish league.. The premier league is a different kettle of fish.

England Mike
England Mike
7 months ago

Which tells you he should never have been at this club !

Lord Croker
Lord Croker
7 months ago

He’s still won something.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
7 months ago

It will be bargain bin buys with maybe one box office number like Jack Grealish.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
7 months ago

The funniest thing I read this morning were several reports that we had made an inquiry about Erling Haaland’s availability last February as a possible replacement for Kane but Levy was put off by his reputed wages of £350,000 per week. So if this is true, Levy must have had some idea that HK wanted to go, or is it some nonsense PR story from Donna Cullen to pretend that we are still a big club?

East Stand
East Stand
7 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

I’m sure it’s the latter, we have never signed big names in their prime under Levy. I mean even Sugar did it with Jurgen, Ferdinand Ginola and others back in the day. Strange to think that really, even Sugar stepped up more than Levy! It’s hilarious really…

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
7 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Les Ferdinand was good but not box office.. Levys best has to be Van der Vaart, and Edgar Davids for me.. And neither were in their prime were they, slightly over the hill.. And Hugo Lloris was suprisingly cheap, but box office.

Bertoliver
Bertoliver
7 months ago

Davids past his best Rafa had a bad injury but both good We only got Rafa cos RM had to sell. For me Modric and Berbatov were his best two signings both worth the admission money alone and as I recall signed well before the window closed

East Stand
East Stand
7 months ago
Reply to  Bertoliver

Only VDV was a household name before he came. Berbatov and Modders were highly rated but not proven at the top level yet.

We only got VDV because he couldn’t train properly and Madrid wanted him off their wage bill…

East Stand
East Stand
7 months ago

Klinsmann was probably the most ‘box office’ player we have ever signed…

Rabbit
Rabbit
7 months ago

Kane is going nowhere this summer. But thanks to him for piling the pressure on Levy.

East Stand
East Stand
7 months ago
Reply to  Rabbit

His contract is until 2024, he isn’t underpaid and loves the club, so the only motivation here is being 27 and trophy-less and he would have preferred to have won things at Spurs.

This might have some way to go yet but Levy would need to show Kane real intent to make him stay on, not against his will.

This wasn’t planned, Kane has been totally on board with everything, he and his family obviously feel enough is enough. Time to go rogue!!

StuSpur
StuSpur
7 months ago

Just to put it out there.. My heart goes out to Steve Hitchen during this troubling time. He must be stressed to high heavens thinking about having to go shopping this summer

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
7 months ago
Reply to  StuSpur

Sending my thoughts and prayers to him at this difficult time.

Joking aside, he will recall Skipp and Sessegnon and Parrott and we’re all set for a nice midtable finish just a few points off Leeds and West Ham.

SimonSpur
SimonSpur
7 months ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

To be fair, I think Skipp is a good prospect. Not so sure about the other two, though.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
7 months ago
Reply to  SimonSpur

He definitely is, but taking him from a side where he was an established regular and thrusting him into this dysfunctional shower – most likely without Kane and Son – makes it quite possible that he will become the next Harry Winks, i.e. too cautious and unremarkable to be a worthwhile member of the squad.

East Stand
East Stand
7 months ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

😂

Dusty
Dusty
7 months ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

Not to mention offering new extended contracts to Winks, Dier and Ali. 🙂

Limerick AL
Limerick AL
7 months ago
Reply to  StuSpur

Hopefully for a new job. The Waster.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
7 months ago
Reply to  StuSpur

Lol.. Hannibal ‘I hate it’ Hitchen must be bricking it.. He already had half a squad to replace, mostly his own rubbish signings! Disaster.

East Stand
East Stand
7 months ago

Hitchen needs to go too…

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
7 months ago

In the last hour BBC sport have tweeted..’Harry Kane who has a contract until 2024 has not handed in an official transfer request or directly communicated a wish to move away from Tottenham. The club are reeling with reports he wants to leave’…

East Stand
East Stand
7 months ago

Seems strange that nothing official is out there yet but the club have already commented to try and cool things down. Possibly Kane has had massive barney with Levy and his brother/agent has told his press contacts that they want out.

This could initially just be a strong arm move by Kane’s camp to pressure Levy into making good on his promises, there might be another sit down yet with both parties to try and move forward. Whatever Kane and his family’s intentions are, good luck to them…

StuSpur
StuSpur
7 months ago

Harry believes there’s a gentleman’s agreement which is as much good as a chocolate teapot when it comes the liar Levy.

John
John
7 months ago

The press can write whatever they want & are not unaccountable. Only a handful of people know the score. Pundits can say what they want to stoke the fire & before you know it, the story is ‘fact’. If Harry’s team have leaked this, its very poor timing with games left.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
7 months ago

I think if request a transfer you forfeit some money but if the club sell you you don’t.

at large
at large
7 months ago

My plan is to become a supporter of whichever team buys Harry since this is clearly an organization that wants to win football games and not build a real estate portolio.

East Stand
East Stand
7 months ago
Reply to  at large

Fair point…

Chris_1882
Chris_1882
7 months ago
Reply to  at large

See ya later then…

Don’t need supporters like that.

East Stand
East Stand
7 months ago
Reply to  Chris_1882

As long as we support the club and not the ENIC scum…

Chris_1882
Chris_1882
7 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

I support Tottenham Hotspur… I did before Harry Kane and I did before ENIC…

I’m cutting my nose off spite my face… I wont be lining ENIC’s pockets no more… f*** the longest bar in the world or whatever it f****** is f*** the merch (not that I’ve bought any shirt in years and definetly won’t be any Nike shite) and f*** paying 60 quid to watch Aston Villa at the soon to be “biggest empty hole in the UK!!!

Vote with your feet and give ENIC nothing.

Don’t sing for wishing Levy dead… thats pathetic and something I’d expect from the Abramovich era Chelsea fans for any knob head on here that was at the gathering of the unwashed.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
7 months ago
Reply to  at large

This is the definition of a glory supporter. And why so many support United and now City…. No man is bigger than our club.

East Stand
East Stand
7 months ago

Including Levy, so lets move on from him too…

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
7 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Lol.. If only

at large
at large
7 months ago

If I was a “glory supporter” do you really think I would support Spurs for so many years? Until ENIC sells there is no point wasting my time supporting a club whose sole ambition is to maximize ownership’s profits.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
7 months ago
Reply to  at large

Whoever is playing, whoever is managing, whoever owns Spurs, We are Tottenham until we die… You said you’re off supporting whoever Kane plays for.

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
7 months ago

Well I hate to say it but you’re going to die trophy-less.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
7 months ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

I’ve seen us lift trophies before, and I’m sure I will again. The landscape can change quick.. Leicester went from relegation candidates to champions in one season… I’ve won loads of trophies personally.. What’s sad right now in my eyes is that Kane and Lloris don’t look like winning anything with us. They both deserve to.. If Kane wants to go then good luck, but he can jog on, the love will never be the same.. And Levy has rights and ground here. Do not sell to a premier league rival at any cost. If he wants out then go abroad.

SimonSpur
SimonSpur
7 months ago
Reply to  at large

I could never go on to support another club. However, I’m fearing Levy’s slow destruction of the club is putting me off supporting Spurs and following football in general.

Terry Conway
Terry Conway
7 months ago
Reply to  at large

True supporters support the club through thick and thin. Of course you can protest or make your voice heard but would you actually support the gooners if Harry went there ?.

at large
at large
7 months ago
Reply to  Terry Conway

No. I’m not sure I really mean it, but after sitting home mostly for over a year, I’ve had time for reflection. I’m tired of this bs and don’t want to devote any energy to a team that has no ambition beyond lining the owner’s pockets. I’ll support Harry wherever he goes, but most likely I’ll just find something better to do on Thursday nights and weekends, like play bad golf or something.

East Stand
East Stand
7 months ago
Reply to  at large

It’s hard to devote time and money to something when you know there’s something else, a third party spoiling the whole thing…

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
7 months ago
Reply to  at large

I solved the problem whilst enic are wasting our time by also following another club jointly with Spurs, chosen carefully a couple of seasons ago when they were lower down the leagues – Leeds Utd. I’ve enjoyed watching their rise to fame and it has compensated me a lot with Levy’s destruction of THFC bit by painful bit. My advise would be no to switch your allegiance totally but go halves with another club. I wouldn’t recommend supporting the club that H is going to though as that will seem like chasing trophies and being a plastic fan.
I must admit I laughed when Leeds shafted Levy Hotspur the other day, I took a precious delight from that following Levy’s actions in recent months. Boy did the little weasel deserve it. I hope his whole rotten empire bought with the proceeds of hard working Spurs fans largely, comes tumbling down around his ears. That’s how I feel about Levy and enic. I sincerely hope the H move is as painful as it can possibly get for Levy too. He deserves some pain after what he has inflicted on others.

Suffolk Spur
Suffolk Spur
7 months ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

I admire Leeds and Leicester (and Wolves over the previous two seasons) but no way could I take any pleasure from seeing them beat Spurs.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
7 months ago
Reply to  Suffolk Spur

Exactamundo.

at large
at large
7 months ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

I enjoy watching teams like Southampton, Leicester and Norwich, who play attacking football mostly and make astute signings. They make a lot from a little. I like to root for the little guy. But Spurs have been veering toward the exact opposite- the big guy that acts and plays like a little guy. There’s no appeal for me there.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
7 months ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

You were laughing when Leeds smashed us! I’ve been laughing at your precious Leeds for nearly two decades. Half hearted supporter.. Like the majority of our players.. Fcuk Leeds.. And Biesla and his translator are like a comedy duo. You’re better off supporting City rather than Leeds ….. 🐓 Spurs for life.

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
7 months ago

Can’t you read? I started following Leeds just two seasons ago in protest at what Levy and enic were doing to my beloved Spurs. I’ve supported Spurs for nearly 60 years so don’t fecking tell me how to behave you ignorant twat.
Who’s laughing now – Leeds or Spurs fans?
“(enic) Spurs for life” what the feck does that mean, a gullible twat for life?

Last edited 7 months ago by mikeyhughes
Matt
Matt
7 months ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

You’re not really a football man are you? And you’re certainly not a proper Tottenham supporter. Leeds rise to fame?? 😂 Mate they were quite a well known club before, not sure if you realise that? And it doesn’t matter who comes and goes, your team is your team for life ffs. Pathetic comments from a plastic fan.

England Mike
England Mike
7 months ago
Reply to  at large

I can’t do that, it’s the club I’ve followed since a little boy with Jimmy Greaves as my hero, and I don’t get supporting two teams, something missing in that for me.
I enjoy watching the game at all levels but when you watch your own team that is completely different, it’s your team, it’s a part of you, I kick every ball, I’d even go in the boardroom to tell those business people what I think !

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
7 months ago
Reply to  England Mike

👌

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
7 months ago

Feck off you drone.

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
7 months ago
Reply to  England Mike

You misunderstand the context. I support Spurs I don’t support enic Hotspur. I follow Leeds Utd as well because they are wht a proper football club should be. Nothing wrong with that and if you don’t like it that’s your problem.

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
7 months ago
Reply to  Terry Conway

Ain’t happening so not worth mentioning.

Elevenstonedidiots
Elevenstonedidiots
7 months ago

You used a good word there Bruce – manic, because even though Harry has indicated a desire to leave since last summer, you can be sure the club has done diddly squat to plan for his replacement. This saga will be dragged out all summer until Harry is sold at the 11th hour and we are left swinging in the breeze with Troy Parrott as our only recognised forward.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
7 months ago

It’s going to be the predictable saga. Kane money used to buy half an average team….like the Bale money. Next season onwards is going to surpass mid 90’s or 76…..

Last edited 7 months ago by Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
SimonSpur
SimonSpur
7 months ago

I wonder how many Nkoudous we can get with the Kane money?

StuSpur
StuSpur
7 months ago
Reply to  SimonSpur

4 Nkoudous, 3 N’jies, half a Fazio and 2/3rds of a Soldado

Chris_1882
Chris_1882
7 months ago
Reply to  StuSpur

+1 Gary Dohhhhhhhherty!!! (Xmas Song Style)

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