harry kane

HARRY KANE ASKS TO LEAVE TOTTENHAM IN THE SUMMER; LIKELY TO REMAIN IN PREMIER LEAGUE

In a fairly unsurprising turn of events, it has now emerged that talisman has asked to leave the club at the end of the season. This is the kind of news that has always been coming but still takes you by shock. Furthermore, it compounds the problems of chairman Daniel Levy who is already having to look for a new manager after the sacking of Jose Mourinho.

 

 

Kane has been exceptional ever since he burst onto the stage in the 2014-15 season. He currently ranks 7th in the list of all-time top scorers in the top flight and has been the one constant shining light for Spurs season after season. Though, he has not been shy to voice his displeasure at failing to win trophies. Indeed, Spurs have reached three finals with him (two in the EFL Cup and the Champions League in 2018) and have lost all of them.

 

LIMITED OPTIONS

It is expected that Kane will most likely remain in England, with both Manchester clubs seemingly very interested in his services. Pep Guardiola’s side in fact will be looking at new attacking options after longtime forward Sergio Aguero’s impending departure in the summer and Kane seems like the most obvious choice for the job.

 

 

The Red Devils, meanwhile, have just extended the stay of Edinson Cavani for another year. The 34-year-old has been in good goal-scoring touch but is hardly comparable with the two-time Golden Boot winner. Buying Kane will certainly be a sign of deep intent by the Glazers who have been dealing with fan anger at their ownership for years. Even have emerged as a possible destination but with their huge outlay last summer, it seems unlikely for Abramovich to spend heavily again.

 

 

Foreign destinations are limited for the 27-year-old with Real Madrid and PSG the obvious favourites. Both look unlikely unless they themselves conduct a deal first. The French club have just extended Neymar’s stay at the club and have one of the world’s best in Kylian Mbappe as well. Madrid have been linked with Kane and Mbappe in the past, with the French forward having caught the eye of President Florentino Perez. It remains to be seen what transpires in between them before deciding on Kane. 

 

MONEY THE ISSUE

Kane’s current contract runs till 2023 and his valuation in the market is easily over $150 million. That will possess a considerable challenge for any club that wishes to sign him, especially in this pandemic market. Except for a few clubs, consider the options to be very limited. 

 

 

It might even turn out that he has to remain at Spurs despite his wish. Levy is a canny operator and will not sell him for cheap while the finances of all the big clubs have taken a hit. No matter where he goes next or even if he stays, this saga is far from over. 

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