Duncan Castles has claimed that Harry Kane’s desire to leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer could present potential new sporting director Fabio Paratici with a chance to put his stamp on this Spurs side.
It was been widely reported since the end of the domestic season that Harry Kane could’ve played his last game for Spurs as he is supposedly set on joining Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City this summer as he looks to finally add some trophies to his name.
Castles claimed that if Daniel Levy was to decide to cash in on Kane this summer for a fee that would be expected to be in excess of £100m, it could present would-be sporting director Paratici with the funds required to overhaul large parts of the squad and bring in some of his own players and targets.
Speaking to The Transfer Window podcast, Castles had this to say on Kane’s future:
“It is an option for Tottenham and Paratici and Daniel Levy to say, ‘okay, we grant you your wish, Harry Kane, but we expect well over £100 million as the transfer fee,’ and then you have a lot of resource to invest in changing the team, which is what you’d expect a new sporting director to want to have.
“I don’t know what Paratici’s position is on Kane, I haven’t asked that. But it would be typical for a new sports director coming into a club where he knows there are financial issues, to want to generate revenue in order to place his mark on the team.”
TIF Thoughts on Spurs potentially cashing in on Harry Kane…
This wouldn’t be the first time Spurs have cashed in on one of their star players in return for heaps of cash which they’ve spent on a squad overhaul. In 2013, they sold Gareth Bale for £86million to Real Madrid and Andre Villas-Boas spent the money on seven players, including Paulinho, Christian Eriksen and Roberto Soldado.
In that situation, replacing Bale with seven other players didn’t exactly work as Tottenham ended up sacking Villas-Boas in December 2013, and Erik Lamela is the only one of those seven who still remains at the club.
However, with the addition of a new sporting director, Spurs could act more shrewdly in this window if they were to cash in on Kane. And with three years left on his contract, with each passing year, Levy risks letting the cost of Kane dwindle away, meaning now could be the perfect time to cash in on the star.