Pep Guardiola and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have refused to discuss the future of Harry Kane even though their teams are favourites to sign him in the summer.
Kane has told Tottenham that he wants to leave and he expects the club to respect his loyalty all these years and grant him his wish.
The Lilywhites will not want to sell their top man to a rival, but the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona are struggling financially and cannot afford him now.
Chelsea also wants to sign him, but the Blues and Spurs hardly exchange players.
This has left the door open for Manchester City or Manchester United to try to sign him.
City is looking to replace Sergio Aguero who is leaving them after a decade of service.
United has been rebuilding their team and they feel a prolific striker is the missing piece.
Guardiola was asked about speculation linking his team to Kane recently and he responded via Mail Sport: ‘Next question. He is a Tottenham Hotspur player, please.’
Solskjaer was also asked and the Norwegian responded: ‘I can’t comment on other teams’ players and what’s been speculated and said, so I want to show the respect Tottenham deserve as well to not talk about other teams’ players.’
Agreed. The sending off had a lot to do with the result though. I do think Ole got lucky with our own and Liverpool’s, plus Frank Lampard’s demise. No issue with Ole taking advantage, but they are still not that good. They are only 12 points better off and with the number of dropped points from winning positions we should be a lot closer. But if my Auntie had handlebars she’d be a bike!
Same old problem; throwing smallish amounts (exception N’Dombele) on too many risky targets instead of buying less but buying quality – players who are proven. I bet it’s murder going to a car boot with Levy, so much cheap junk it won’t fit in the car.
Levy’s calculator also speaks with forked tongue.
Of those Doherty, Bergwyn, Lo Celso were flops in my book.
Yeah dodgy secondhand goods.
With us? Oops he’d cost too much for our alleged Spurs fan of a chairman.
Still miles better than us and respect to Ole for getting them back on track and challenging after that thumping we gave them (in a previous life it seems now).
He is a great fit for City too, but where will Haaland end up?
Kane has no time to waste, so it’s City, Guardian reporting there have been contacts made by City reps and reps of Harry Kane. Money means nothing to City, the owners are all about prestige and good publicity, so who better than England Captain and the squeaky clean Roy of the Rovers hero Harry.
I would be gutted if we lost Kane to Utd. They are an average team in a league where, this season, there was only one horse in a race. They had a more stable footing in comparison to Chelsea, Liverpool and indeed ourselves and they took advantage of it. Utd have the investment to buy themselves out of trouble, always will have, it makes me laugh when when I hear the sterling wok Ole has done. He has spent quite a considerable amount (Obi Wan Bissaka, Maguire, Fernandes, VD BeekCavani wages) to add to some good players (Shaw, Pogba, Rashford, De Gea) and found some good academy prospects (Henderson, Greenwood) along the way. Lindelof, Bailly, McTominay, Fred and a very inconsistent Martial are simply not good enough, but I dare say they would be used in any Kane deal! The Frasier Campbell sweetner when Berba went to Old Trafford has to be up there with one of the most dispiriting pieces of business Levy has even done. You just know Phil Jones will be coming the other way!
Utd are at least 4 players off a truly competitive squad and for our sake I want to keep it like that. Kane would be ideal for Utd, but I would prefer him to go to City.
Looks like Winks and Bergwijn are in the shop window tonight.
Can’t wait for the dance moves in the directors box.
It had David Brent undertones to it
Yes, the net spend is pitiful for a supposed top 4 challenger who demolished the clubs history to “compete” coupled with the previous 2 windows with zero activity. Unprecedented neglect.
Levy is a goon.
That’s the worst apology I’ve heard in a while, sorry we’re useless at football but look at this stadium and all the useless players (bar 2 or 3 at a stretch) we’ve bought recently. Get a grip Levy.
Chelsea spent £200m last summer, which seems to have worked out alright for them!
And sadly maybe 2 Max 3 of those add value to the team
Yep that’s about what I came to. Good ol Levy, Master of spin
Net spend is about £90ish million. I posted that in a previous blog
The long list – for anyone who cares:
Lo Celso – £28.8m
Reggy – £27m
Doherty – £15.12m
PEH – £15m
Rodon – £11m
Vinicius – £2.7m (Loan fee)
Tanguy – £54m
Bergwijn – £27m
Sessegnon – £24.3m
Lo Celso – £14.4m (Loan fee)
Clarke – £10m
Gedson – £4m (Loan fee)
Also not accounting for revenue raised from player sales. Net spend
Investment won’t just be purchased but will include pay rises etc.
Levy is wrong.
According to Transfermrkt:
20/21 – £99.45m Spent
19/20 – £133.65m Spent
£232m – ish. In total.
“Since we lost the Champions League final in June 2019 we have invested in excess of £250m in new players,” said Levy, prior to Tottenham playing Aston Villa on Wednesday.
Can anyone work out where that £250m went? Ndombele, lo Celso, Doherty, bergwyn, Reguilon, Holjberg. I can only get to £150m or there abouts
Wow, some diplomacy from people, how refreshing.
Levy trying to curry favour before tonight’s match must be feeling the heat when he actually admits he might have got something wrong.