Play hardball, then we won’t want Kane

Play hardball, then we won’t want Kane

The Manchester Evening News have reported that Man City want Kane but are not prepared to play games and would rather walk away from attempting Harry Kane to join them in this transfer window.

According to various papers and people in the know, City have come in with a £100m bid for Kane. However, they won’t pay stupid money for him, as there are plenty more fish in the sea. Even though Kane is a great player and managed to keep us in Europe, there are limits. City won’t be held to ransom. They are also mindful of the financial fair play rules and a strict budget for Pep Guardiola.

However, according to City and Spurs, the £100m bid is false. What is reported is that the £150m price tag is what Levy wants if Kane is going to leave. Nevertheless, a deal will come down to how much Kane pushes to leave and how hard Levy and the new manager are prepared to try and keep him.

According to Kane

Harry Kane says he has had no contact with Levy or the Board regarding his future while focusing on being ready and fit for his country at Euro 2020. But that hasn’t stopped the press and social media from asking questions about his future. As I said above, he has been linked with Premier League champions Manchester City, but not just them, also Chelsea and United, the poorer half of Manchester.

Kane said on the subject, “It doesn’t really bother me about the outside noise. When I’m here, I’m with the boys, I try to help the boys, be a leader in the team.”

As we all know, Kane hasn’t scored yet in the Euros; however, he has emphatically said that transfer speculation has nothing to do with that. He went on and said, “I feel like it’s one of them where if you’re not scoring as a striker, people look for every little angle why you’re not scoring, and that’s probably the case in this tournament so far,” he also said. “But like I said, as long as I’m focused, I’ve got the self-belief I have, I’m not worried about anyone else.”

Kane scored 33 goals in 49 games in all competitions last season. His agent/ brother has only contacted him through text to send good luck messages before Euro 2020.

He also speaks to the Tottenham club doctor for a brief check-up after England fixtures, but when asked if he has had any contact with the club over his future, he said: “I have good luck messages and things like that but nothing to do with the personal stuff with the club really. If I’m totally honest I don’t really read anything, no media. The most important thing is about us as a group and us a staff and as a nation, and when you are in these tournament modes, sometimes it’s easy to get caught away with other stuff but the experience I’ve had in the last few tournaments, is just to focus on this and do what you can in the moment and leave no regrets.”

Kane won the Premier League Golden Boot and Playmaker awards for the 2020-21 season and won the Golden Boot as top scorer at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. But his performances during the Euro’s competition have prompted criticism as England get ready for a last-16 tie against our old rivals, Germany, on Tuesday.

“People are quick to change their mind, it wasn’t too long ago when I won the Golden Boot, and I was the best thing in the world,” Kane said. “People were raving about you, and that’s why I’ve always said, as a footballer, you can’t get too high or too low, you just have to have than neutral mode; self-belief is a huge thing. “I’ve always believed in myself. I could go 10, 15 games without scoring but give me a chance, and I’d back myself to score it. Like I said, I’m in a good place. Going into Tuesday night, physically, I’m in the best shape of the tournament so far, and that’s what I kind of wanted going into this. I felt maybe in Russia I started on fire, scored loads of goals, then maybe didn’t have my best performances in the most important games, the quarters and the semi-finals, so coming into this, physically, I wanted to make sure I was peaking at the right time. Obviously, we won’t know until Tuesday night if that’s the case, but the way I feel, that’s the way I feel it’s going.”

So, that’s it for now.

My thoughts

Once the Euro’s have finished, there will be only a couple of weeks before the start of the new season. Plus, I presume he and his family will go on holiday. So it is pushing it a bit. Personally, I think he will stay. The noises that are coming out of Tottenham suggest that that is the case.

What are your thoughts?

All the best, and stay safe, Glenn

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