The speculation over Harry Kane’s future has dominated the rumor mill in the past couple of days, with the latest reports from the likes of the Mirror and the Daily Mail claiming that the Premier League’s leading goal-scorer has his sights set first and foremost on Premier League champions, Manchester City.
Kane is apparently confident that City will not only come up with a reasonable bid to satisfy Spurs — who may or may not be demanding upwards of an eye-watering £150m — but also throw him a nice signing bonus and a wage rise... and of course a proper chance to finally win some trophies. Although, as the Guardian notes, Kane’s plan of sorting out his future before the start of the European Championships is a bit too ambitious, and this saga will likely drag on till the end of the transfer window.
City have seemingly made discreet enquiries for the 27-year-old, and remain favorites for his signature, with Manchester United looking on from the background, and Chelsea unlikely to even get an opportunity to sign the Spurs talisman.
Harry Kane won’t back down in his bid to leave Tottenham this summer despite club’s not for sale stance. Man City emerging as most likely contenders. https://t.co/VSAyJkxV7b— Sami Mokbel (@SamiMokbel81_DM) May 18, 2021
It’s hard to fault Kane for wanting to experience what it’s like to actually win some things, though as BBC Sport report, Spurs have been left “reeling” by his revelation. They were planning with Kane staying forever, and while it’s still hard to picture them actually letting him leave (especially as it would widen the growing rift with their fan base), if he’s truly unhappy, they might not have much of a choice. It’s usually not recommended to keep an unhappy player at a club, and the transfer fee could certainly be put to good use in a rebuilding.
Harry Kane desire to leave Tottenham is confirmed.— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 19, 2021
He’s NOT handed in a transfer request but he hopes to find a solution.#THFC position: NO intention to sell Kane.
Kane would refuse a new contract, as of today.
Man City are seriously interested, planning to open talks. #MCFC