The price of Tottenhams’ Harry Kane has once again hit the football press. According to a report from the Daily Star, Manchester United have reputedly assigned £170 million in funds to scupper any move that Real Madrid may make on Tottenhams’ star striker this summer.
Madrid are reportedly keen to replenish their ageing strike force, and their prime target is on form and in demand Harry Kane.
Manchester United In A Real Fight for Harry Kane
Kane’s sensational form for club and country and seems unstoppable at present, as he continues his goal fest.
Following a blistering September which saw him net 13 goals, Madrid see him as an ideal reinforcement, then replacement for Karim Benzema.
Once branded a ‘one season wonder’ 25-year-old Harry Kane has continued to rise to a higher level. Unsurprisingly, he has been nominated for the Balon D’Or.
Jose Mourinho has long admired the attributes of Kane, and has made no secret of his desire to see him in red. Alongside Lukaku, United would enviable firepower with the addition of Kane.
The Manchester giants sounded out Spurs two years ago with a deal with Javier Hernandez being discussed.
The figure bandied around now to turn Kane from Lillywhite to Red Devil is reputedly £170 million. The media has also seen swap deals with Gareth Bale and Luka Modric discussed alongside various figures.
A Real test for Harry Kane
Real Madrid will see their target become their nemesis next week at the Bernabau Stadium. Tottenham travel to Spain for first leg of their Champions League clash. The Spanish side have been hit with injuries, including keeper, Keylor Navas, who could now miss the tie. Gareth Bale and Benzema are also unlikely to start.
Despite the whopping figures discussed, and the endless talks of a move, Spurs fans are not phased by the constant attention surrounding their star.
Not just because Spurs Official have repeated that Harry Kane is not for sale, but that the man himself has on more than one occasion stated his love for the club.
“I’d love to stay here for the rest of my career”
Telling Sky Sports’ Jamie Redknapp: ‘I’d love to stay here. The club is in great shape at the moment, and we’re going forward as a club. That’s important”
He went on “We’re an excited group of young players with a great manager, training ground and a new stadium coming too. I’d love to stay here for the rest of my career. We’ll see what happens”
Re-Visiting Gareth Bale
This is not the sole reason the paths of gold have not yet tempted him. Though in a situation reminiscent of the sale of Gareth Bale, Tottenham are on a different level now. They are so much higher than when unable to hold on to Bale’s £100 million talents. Spurs are now firmly in the Champions League, with 3rd and 2nd place showings in the Premier League successively, and will enter a brand new stadium next.
More importantly to fans they have a solid team, a manager that has become an icon, and faith. All in just a few short years at the North London Club.
Though he undoubtedly loved Spurs, Gareth Bale knew his best option for Champions League titles was with Real Madrid. He was right.
Spurs were flailing and though his departure turned some against him, none could deny its inevitability. Some of the players acquired with the profits however, were certainly more cause for Tottenham angst.
“Maybe he likes Spurs?!”
The exasperated press, rival fans and even pundits have questioned how and why Kane is still at Tottenham. Though in the top flight, are still waiting for a return to glory, and reward for their revival.
The simple answer already known to fans and club, was pointed out by Andy Dunn of the Daily Mirror, ‘Maybe he likes Spurs?”
Love and loyalty seem to have been forgotten in the new multi million business of football.
Mauricio Pochettino, has openly stated his love for his striker backed this up when he said:
“Always people are talking about winning trophies, that we have to win trophies for Harry to stay here with us. ”
When asked about Tim Sherwoods’ comments that Tottenham will struggle to hang on to Kane, Pochettino hit back, “But I tell you always, Harry is a player who loves Tottenham and is going to stay here. He is looking forward to staying here a very long time.”
With Kane and starlet Dele Alli costing Tottenham just £5 million, there’s a prospect of £300 million profit. Enough to prompt any club to a sale.
However, businessman Daniel Levy knows, their club value lies with both Kane and Alli wearing Tottenham shirts. Their value is in the momentum team and club have achieved. A sale would mean a spanner in the works of a possible resurrection to former glory.
In the coming fortunes of Tottenham Hotspur, Dele Alli and Harry Kane are actually priceless. Or that’s what the fans are indeed hoping.
If Tottenham had to replace them, particularly Harry Kane, who or where would they look? With the worlds’ two biggest clubs both vying for his services, replacement would be impossible.
The new stadium in its way, the sale of Kane could spark a rebellion and leave all those extra seats empty. Without their talisman, a product of the revered Spurs academy, the days in the shadows of their London neighbours, could not yet be over.
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