Transfer insider Dean Jones has provided an update on Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy and his priorities this summer.
Spurs have got multiple plates spinning this summer. Not only do they have to deal with the ongoing transfer saga that is Harry Kane and his potential departure from the club, but they also have to focus on the incomings – and most importantly who is going to be the new manager.
Recent reports have suggested that former AS Roma boss Paulo Fonseca is ‘in advanced talks’ with the club over a three-year contract following the issues that arose with their attempts to appoint Antonio Conte last week.
And speaking on the latest edition of Touchline Talk, Jones claimed that right now, Tottenham’s priority is sorting out the man in the dugout before they deal with any potential bids for Kane’s services:
“Tottenham’s stance is pretty firm, he’s [Harry Kane] not going. Conte, when he had his talks, was told that Harry Kane will still be here next season. For Daniel Levy, the manager’s still the priority, he’s not even really thinking about Harry Kane right now, because he hasn’t got a manager – and that is very important that he gets it sorted out because it’s an absolute shambles.”
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This is certainly the right attitude for Levy to take, because at the end of the day, the manager is the one who picks the team, and needs more preparation time when it comes to what he wants to do this summer, rather than Kane, who for the most part, doesn’t have as much to worry about.
And with Tottenham reportedly flat-out against the idea of selling Kane despite reported interest from elsewhere, if they can at least maintain that stance throughout the summer, that would give the new manager, Fonseca or otherwise, at least some peace of mind knowing that he will be working with Spurs’ biggest asset next season.