Harry Kane stays! A sign of loyalty or lack of options?
The England forward, Harry Edward Kane has reiterated in his Twitter account that he’d be staying put at Tottenham Hotspur. It came as a shock to many Man City fans who have been expectant to see Kane transition from Spurs to the Etihad outfit.
It’s not a secret that Harry has been a subject of transfer speculations over the last few months and the fervent admirer of the English man is no other than Manchester City.
The Former Golden Boot winner had shown an interest in leaving Spurs due to their inability to win Silverware.
The England poacher found the net four times at the just concluded European Championships. Unfortunately, the Three Lions were beaten in the final by Italy on penalties.
After the competition, Harry went on holiday before the commencement of the new season and in preparation for a potential move. However, Kane returned to training late. During this time, the Citizens had tabled £100m for his signature which was outrightly rejected by Daniel Levy.
The falling apart of this deal had Kane worried. It was reported by various outlets that Harry Kane was furious at perceived ‘broken promises’ by Tottenham Hotspur chairman, Daniel Levy.
Kane in his mind projected that he would be allowed to depart the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after an agreement was made in principle with Levy before the start of last season.
He felt it was agreed that he would be allowed to leave if Spurs didn’t win a trophy or finished outside of the top four. Spurs finished 7th on the log and lost in the Carabao Cup final against the same Manchester City, but Levy is reportedly refusing to negotiate with City for Kane.
Harry Kane is Manchester City’s top target after the Spurs skipper made it clear that he was considering his future and a reported asking price of over £130m was presumed to be enough to get him away from Tottenham hotspur.
The England captain has scored 38 goals in 61 games for his country and has netted 221 times in 336 appearances for Tottenham across all competitions.
Kane also topped both the goals and assists charts during the 2020/2021 season – but it wasn’t enough to see him pick up the Premier League Player of the Year award.
According to a reliable source, City are ready to make one final push with a (£140M) offer to Spurs for Kane. Regardless, the North London club are adamant and are posing like an unwilling party in this matter. City, on the other hand, aren’t ready to back off from their pursuit in their quest to acquire Kane for their striker position.
Manchester United were also rumored to be in the mix as they’re secretly considering if their attack can be strengthened further with Kane alongside their recent acquisition of Jadon Sancho from Borrusia Dortmund and a defender from Real Madrid, Rafael Varane.
The striker currently has three years to run on his contract in North London. It’s a dicey situation for Kane and Levy isn’t making it easy for City either.
The Newly appointed Spurs boss, Nuno Espirito Santo has debunked the rumor of Harry Kane leaving the club. He firmly stated that their captain isn’t for sale. They intend to keep their captain and to fend off any potential suitors or interest from Manchester City.
Ex Wolves boss Espirito Santo moved from Wolverhampton Wanderers where he spent 4 years to Tottenham Hotspur. He replaced his former coach, fellow Portuguese, and renowned manager, Jose Mourinho, who later joined AS Roma in Seria A, Italy.
Harry missed the opening Premier League game of the season against his number one suitor, Manchester City. They defeated City by a lone goal.
Manchester City from all indications are in dire need of a potent striker and Kane is a perfect fit to their puzzle. The other option they could have gotten is Erling Haaland.
The Norwegian isn’t going to come cheap and City cannot afford to be entrapped in FFP violation again considering their history. Meanwhile, they’ve been recently linked with a move for Cristiano Ronaldo with various outlets reporting that a deal has been agreed with the Portuguese star man.
The departure of Kún Aguero created a void that must be filled by a world-class striker. It can be recalled that Aguero joined the money bags in 2011 for a reported transfer fee of €35 million. He went on to spend a goal-laden 11 years with the blue side of Manchester.
He won five Premier League titles, six EFL Cups, and FA titles with Manchester City. He established himself as City’s all-time top scorer with 184 goals. He left the Citizens for Barcelona this summer.
Manchester City cannot allow their attack to be less dreadful and they’re are lurking around and keen to sign the England international whose desire to win the English Premier League and probably the UEFA Champions League before the end of his career is growing stronger.
The Citizens have been looking for a like for like replacement for Aguero and the only poacher they admire with loads of experience of the English league is Harry Kane but it’s obvious that a pragmatic Levy isn’t ready to let go of his prized asset without a mouthwatering duffle bag of money.
It appears that Harry Kane is now in Limbo. It’s now left to City to come for him with an improved bid or discard the idea of getting him this summer. Other options Manchester City are looking at are Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal, Alexander Isak from Real Sociedad, and Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich.
The likes of Christiano Ronaldo from Juventus and Kylian Mbappe from PSG could also be targets although the former could be the one they settle for eventually based on reports.