Manchester City has been the only viable option for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, who has stated his desire to win team trophies and compete in the UEFA Champions League.
Although the Premier League rival has the finances to land Kane, they’re not meeting the London-based club’s demands for a Kane transfer. In his press conference with the media, City manager Pep Guardiola answered questions about Kane as negotiations appear to be at a standstill between both parties.
“[Kane is] a player for Tottenham Hotspur and if Tottenham don’t want to negotiate, it’s finished,” Guardiola said. “If they are open to negotiate then not only Man City, many clubs in the world want to sign him, we are not an exception. It depends on Tottenham.”
“Jack [Grealish] was different, he had a release clause and he is different. Harry Kane is an exceptional, extraordinary striker, no doubts about that. Of course, we are interested in him but he is a Tottenham player and if they don’t want to negotiate, nothing more to say and if they want it we will try, that’s all.”
I think HK is “worth” the high price attributed to Levy although I think that the market valuation of players is absurd and the market actually does lie.
HK has been demonstrably better than Lukaku over consecutive seasons and will be again. As for Grealish costing only 40mill -that doesn’t make sense. Villa wanted 100mill, that’s what they got & it makes no difference where the money comes from. In the unlikely event that HK stays, I expect he will give his all. He might have his flaws but he has been awesome for this club and if he wants so desperately to leave, he should not be villified for that. The issue is that THFC must be adequately compensated.
City overpaid for Grealish and that has IMO really muddied the waters. For one thing it potentially pushes up prices on other players Spurs might have approached.
Where are Spurs going to find a viable replacement striker for Kane & if so, at what cost? There are probably less than 10 players in his class, worldwide (that we know of) and they won’t want to come to Spurs.
IMO, even if City paid the mooted 160mill, the impact to Spurs outweighs the money received in compensation.
If the price is too high for City, then $$ + player/s is the only reasonable way forward. This deal should be costing them, not Spurs.
as IGGHAC said above: “these players do and say what they’re told in return for fame and fortune. ” and its not just the players, its an invite only club and we’re not in it.
Mockery is the right word.
There’s more of a chance that Winks will be made Captain. 🤔
We competed for top 6 with more or less with this squad the signings up to now are good keep the faith
Pep has probably got as much to do with it as Nuno, it’s all slimeball agents.
Loans and swaps so far. Buy now,
Harry IS for sale… whether anyone wants to pay the price is the question.
There’s time yet – Tomiyasu and a quality (first teamer) midfielder in, Winks, Sissoko and Aurier out and I’ll be happy enough.
Levy’s media folks creating more spin. Enic out. We need 4/5 top signings to barely compete for Top 6. We have 1.
The media always go after spurs better to do your business in house
Why doesn’t Levy come out and say Harry is not for sale?? He has three years left and he’s here for three more years.
Levy’s silence speaks volumes.
We’re being played by all sides I think. More players coming next week, where’s the money come from?
Where do you begin to try and apply any logic to the valuation of a footballer fgs !
No doubt slimeball Pep has been advising Kane on how to get the deal done.
So Kane has come out and played down the whole thing and says he will be professional and play on no matter what. There you go, I said as much couple days ago. Slavery doesn’t exist as most understand the definition but make no mistake, these players do and say what they’re told in return for fame and fortune. All these clubs pleading poverty and we’ve had a window of gross spending. More mockery while people really are struggling for REAL.
The other question is, if Levy really isn’t going to sell Kane unless a big offer comes in, where is this money coming from to undertake the rebuild…
Kanes statement is bullsh1t, its clear he was supposed to come back but probably (due to Levy not accepting low ball offers) tried to force the clubs hand and put pressure on Levy and telling him he’s not coming in until talks have started….yes, technically he hasn’t refused to train, but you still need to come back….sounds like City have let Kane down by saying they want him but then going in with low ball offers…unless there’s a 120m plus offer this is a difficult situation for Kane to be in, some fans wont want him back now…