The battle lines have been drawn over Kane (will he, won’t he?)
Last season has been a disastrous one for us, and once the final whistle was blown, and again nothing to show for it, Kane has hinted he wants away. Like all professionals, his desire is to win trophies with a top club, and if that can’t be done with Tottenham, then he is prepared to look for a club that will be in line with his dreams
Now Fabio Paratici has spoken out and said that the clubs “goal” is to keep Kane. What Kane thinks about this, we don’t know and won’t know for some time, as he is away playing in the Euros, and at the moment, his goal is to get England to the Finals of the Euro Championship.
At the beginning of the tournament, his stock slightly dipped, but since scoring in the last two matches, they’ve returned. But that hasn’t stopped the papers speculating on his future; whether he will stay or go to one of the other big clubs, such as City, United, Chelsea or even Paris Saint-Germain, where Pochettino manages. If any team does capture him, it is more likely to be City as they have been the more robust in their desire to capture the England star. And Kane’s Euro’s Tournament has made any desires of leaving a power of good. However, City will only give £100 million, while Levy values the star at £150 million.
Manchester City are the likeliest destination for Kane (if he goes), although Spurs have already turned down a bid of £100m for their star player, and Paratici insists they will do their best to keep hold of him.
Paratici has told Sky Sports, ‘Keeping him is not just my goal, it’s our goal as a club. I can’t wait to watch him play live … Right now, he’s one of the best strikers in the world. He’s a complete player, really special. I haven’t heard from him yet because I don’t want to bother the players who are busy at the Euros, it doesn’t seem fair to me. They’re focused on their own goals with their national teams.’
As I have said, Kane has made no public comment on his future since joining up with the England squad. Just saying his thoughts and energy is focused on England and that his future will be sorted after the competition.
Kane did tell the BBC before he left, ‘It’s been ok. I’m sure I’ll get asked about it a lot, but my most important thing is trying to win a major tournament with England. The rest of the stuff will happen obviously when I get back from the tournament, but for now, that’s all I’m focused on. I’m not someone who listens to the noise anyway, whether it’s good or bad, to be honest.’
However, that doesn’t seem the end of the matter as Nuno Espirito Santo has been told that the final decision – whether Kane leaves or not – will be down to him. I am sure that Nuno wants to talk to him as soon as possible so that he can focus on building a team that will challenge for trophies and start to climb up the League table and into the Champions League.
Personally, I think he will stay, as Levy is asking too much for him, especially under these tight financial conditions. Even for somebody like City with all their resources, they will bulk at the £150 million price tag, unless they can get Levy to lower his figure, and we all know what Levy is like where money is concerned.
It is all a waiting game at the moment. First, let us get past Denmark in the Euros and then…
All the best, Glenn
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