Tottenham finally set fixed price on star forward ahead of summer transfer window
Harry Kane is primed to stay at Tottenham this summer with the club reportedly refusing to sell him to a Premier League rival while demanding an eye-watering £175million from foreign clubs.
The England star, 27, was tipped for a move away from Spurs this summer and had drawn interest from Manchester City, United and Real Madrid.
However, The Sun claim Tottenham will block Kane from joining another Premier League club while Madrid and any other potential suitor are being told they’ll need to stump up £175m to sign their star striker.
Kane is loyal to his boyhood club but realises he might have to leave them in order to win the trophies his talent deserves, having so far failed to win a single piece of silverware in his career.
He still has three years left on the £200,000-a-week bumped contract he signed back in the summer of 2018.
Tottenham do not want to lose Kane, who is their top scorer this season with 22 goals and 15 assists in all competitions, and will dig their heels in a bid to make sure he stays at the club for next season.
Madrid were understood to be the likeliest destination for Kane, but the LaLiga club’s finances have been hit hard by Covid-19 over the past 12 months, making a deal almost impossible now.
The Sun also report that Kane will be met with resistance if he tries to force a move away.
The club’s chairman Daniel Levy is notorious for driving hard bargains and is not prepared to lose Kane for anything less than their price tag.
Barcelona have also been touted as a possible landing spot for Kane in the past, but they too have their own financial problems.
Kane’s potential move away has been made even more challenging by the availability of cheaper and younger alternatives, such as Erling Haaland, who is an option for Madrid, Barcelona, City and Chelsea.
The Borussia Dortmund star, 20, is set to be auctioned off this summer to the highest bidder with his agent Mino Raiola and father Alf-Inge holding talks with Barcelona and Real Madrid about a possible £154m transfer on Thursday before flying to England to speak to several Premier League clubs.
Madrid have also made signing long-term target Kylian Mbappe a high priority and are focusing on a way to fund a move for the Paris Saint-Germain star in the near future.
Kane, meanwhile, is closing in on becoming Tottenham’s all-time top scorer and needs 52 more to beat Jimmy Greaves’ record of 266.
Source: All Football