This comes after Spurs announced that they had hired a sporting director on Saturday with the arrival of Fabio Paratici, who left his role at Juventus after an extremely successful 11 years with the Old Lady.
Paratici and Fonseca may have a bit of a rebuild on their hands, as speculation has surrounded star man Harry Kane regarding his future since the season came to a close, with the striker reportedly handing in a transfer request and wanting to leave Spurs in order to win trophies.
Speaking during the latest episode of The Transfer Window, Castles suggests that Tottenham owner Levy is ‘leaving the door ajar’ for the departure of the England striker.
Castles claimed: “He said, ‘I think one of the items that Fabio will have to deal with when he comes in is which players are being retained, which players will be asked to look for other clubs – but obviously there’s a market out there, and what we want and what somebody else wants is not always possible to achieve. We will do whatever is right for the club.’
“He’s leaving the door ajar there. It would be easy for him to say Harry Kane is not for sale. We hear what Harry Kane has said, but it is not in our Club’s interests to sell our best player.”
TIF Thoughts on Harry Kane leaving Spurs…
The finances will be the difficult part of this deal.
Harry Kane has reportedly been valued by Levy at £200m. At 27-years-old, Kane is yet to win anything at Spurs during his career and it seems like he has had enough, but from previous experiences, we know that Daniel Levy can be a tough nut to crack when it comes to negotiating.
Manchester City seem like one of the most likely candidates to acquire the services of Kane, given their wealth, and have been heavily linked with the 27-year-old since the end of the season but signing Kane will not be cheap, particularly to another English side (because ‘English tax‘ most certainly is a thing), due to his importance for Spurs.
The 27-year-old scored the most goals in the Premier League last season, scoring 23 on his way to the Golden Boot, but also managed more assists (13) than anyone else in England’s top-flight as he evolved his game under Jose Mourinho.
Gut feeling? It won’t be long before Kane leaves Spurs. But will it be to another English club and will it be this summer? We’re just going to have to wait and see. The thought of him at champions City could be a really scary one for the other Premier League clubs.