Harry Kane goes, Spurs will “fall apart”.
Yes, the end, Tottenham will disintegrate, die the death of a thousand deaths if Harry leaves. OK, a bit harsh and an exaggeration and not actually my words (I quoted).
We would “fall apart” if we sold Harry Kane this summer, says former Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas.
Kane has said that he wants an “honest” talk with Chairman Daniel Levy about the club. And what sort of talks will that be? Something like, “Hi Daniel, I want to leave, and it is all down to you and your cheapskate control over the team’s transfer policy. I could have won medals galore if only you did what the other chairman of other elite clubs have done, you Uranus stargazer, you!”
Daniel [patronising]; “Boy, let me tell you a few home truths, I am a businessman, and I am telling you that what the other clubs do isn’t sustainable.”
Harry: “Then how do the other clubs manage it?”
Daniel: “A delusion!”
Harry: “What the… are you serious?”
Daniel [smug]: “I am Daniel Levy, chairman extraordinaire, I am a genius… granted we’ve suffered on the pitch, but look at the bigger picture… I’ve made myself one of the richest Football chairmen in the world, I take millions out of the club, and the fans don’t say a dickybird. And they don’t give a dickybird because of what I’ve created for their comfort… where they can watch all the great football teams come to our arena, plus American football, concerts, boxing, Rugby, and so much more. One day they will put a statue up in my honour….”
Harry [interjecting]: “Are you mad? And what has that got to do with the team… it is about the team.”
Daniel: “It is about me and what I can create with money. I’ve created an amphitheatre that will make me millions… I, Daniel, am the master of the Universe, or will be!.”
Harry [angry]: “I am off….”
Daniel: “And I will get millions, literally millions for you… they’ll pay… and the cleverest thing is, you didn’t cost me anything… ha, ha, ha… Exterminate, Exterminate…” or something like that.
Fantasy or near to reality?
Anyway… where were we? Oh, yes, our friend Jenas. Well, he doubts whether Levy will be able to do enough in those talks to persuade Harry to stay.
On the BBC Radio 5 live programme, he said, “The part of me that loves the club doesn’t want Harry to leave,” he said. “But he deserves his opportunity at the top, and I hope he gets what he wants. Levy has got to prove to Kane that what is coming in with regards to the manager, style of play and players over the next two seasons is going to be a team built to win something. And when I say win something, I don’t think a League Cup cuts it with Harry Kane. We are not talking that any more, we are talking a team that can challenge for the title and a team that can be in the Champions League competing in the latter stages on a regular basis. If he sells Harry Kane – the stock of the football club, the look of the football club, they’ve lost the England captain, they’ve got no manager, they’ve got disgruntled players – what happens then to Son Heung-Min and a core group of players that have been successful at the football club? The whole thing falls apart, and who holds that together? So Levy has got a lot of problems on his plate because on top of that, he is trying to attract a manager, and to attract a top manager, you want one of the best strikers in the world.”
According to a BBC Source, Kane has not handed in an official transfer request, but it is understood he thinks he has a “gentleman’s agreement” that would allow him to go this summer.
Jenas also said that he believes Kane’s future will depend on how far he is prepared to try to force a move away. “There are ways of forcing these moves, and they are not pretty, and it is the last resort,” he added, “I have seen players do it. I have heard stories of players every time they get the ball in training booting it over the fence. I’ve heard horror stories of desks getting flipped over in manager’s offices and all sorts. But I’m not sure Harry Kane is that type. If he has got it in him, he can make it happen. I’m not sure he has.”
Whatever Kane decides to do, the next important decision will be in Levy and Lewis’s hands. What sort of manager they get, how much are they prepared to spend on the team and, in future, will the owner/ chairman start to compete with the rest of the top five teams, or will Levy just concentrate on his pride possession, the stadium and all the money it can bring in and just put the team down as a lost cause?
Personally, I do believe that Levy will try to correct some errors and try to get us back into the top four, but he certainly won’t compete on the same level as Chelski, the two Manchester clubs, Liverpool and the Gooners. Whatever way you look at it, the finger should be pointed at Levy & Lewis. We are in this mess because of them, nobody else. In 20 years, we’ve won 1 minor trophy and have gone through numerous managers… who appointed those managers and who gives them the money to buy new recruits? The buck stops with Levy and Lewis.
Either the pair buck their ideas up, or they hand ownership to somebody who cares bout the team and wants to see trophies at the club.
But you might not agree, then tell me who is to blame and who should we point the finger at?
All the best, Glenn
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