Report: Tottenham will only sell key player to PL rival for 'crazy money'

Nathaniel Kay March 31, 2021
Report: Tottenham will only sell key player to PL rival for 'crazy money'
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Tottenham Hotspur won’t consider selling Harry Kane to a Premier League rival unless a ridiculous offer is put on the table, according to a Manchester Evening News report.

MEN claims only “crazy money” would make Spurs owner Daniel Levy consider letting his talismanic forward join an English rival.

Two of the main clubs reportedly chasing the England captain are Manchester United and Manchester City.

Both have shown great interest in the Spurs striker and would love him to represent their half of the city.

However, Kane is contracted to Tottenham until 2024 and only a British, or even world-record transfer fee would prize him from north London before then.

Start counting your pennies

Last month, the Daily Mail reported Levy had placed a £150 million price tag on the England captain’s head.

And that figure could easily rise between now and the end of the summer transfer window.

Managers will use that window to shape their squads for next season. But it appears Pep Guardiola and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may have to rethink their strategy regarding Kane’s situation.

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Instead, they may be battling it out for another elite attacker, Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, who is also hot on their radar.

Holding on to the golden goose

Spurs will breath a sigh of relief if they can hold on to Kane for even a little while longer.

As usual, the 27-year-old has been their main goalscorer and creator this season.

He has scored 27 times in 40 appearances, with another 16 assists to boot.

Give that boy a medal

However, Kane’s priceless contribution may be all for naught if Tottenham fail to win a trophy again this term.

Already eliminated from the FA Cup, Europa League and not even close to winning the Premier League, Spurs’ only hope of silverware is League Cup glory.

But that’s a tough ask too as Tottenham face Guardiola’s City at Wembley on 25 April.

Spurs could really stick it to the Sky Blues if they beat them in the final and hold them off in the transfer market.

City are looking to fill a Sergio Aguero-shaped hole but may find trying to sign Haaland less of a hassle than Harry.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.