Football journalist Fabrizio Romano has been sharing the latest details on the situation at Tottenham Hotspur regarding Harry Kane and his future.
This comes after Romano co-hosted a recent episode of the Here We Go Podcast where he spoke about a range of transfer-related topics.
On the subject of Kane, who has been linked with a move to fellow Premier League club Manchester City in recent weeks, Romano had this to say about the situation.
He said: “I want to talk about the feeling around the club, because after Fabio Paratici’s first interview about Harry Kane and Tottenham, I can say that the feeling around Tottenham from Fabio Paratici, from Daniel Levy, from the club, is that they can do it – they can keep Harry Kane.
“They want to fight until the last day to keep Harry Kane, to change his mind. After the Euros, they will meet with him, they will talk with him, they will show the project and they hope to change Kane’s mind.
“It won’t be easy because Kane wants to play Champions League football. [The] first bid from Manchester City [of] £100 million has been refused by Tottenham, but the situation is still open, and I think that Manchester City want to try again for Harry Kane, but at the moment, as I said, Tottenham are still saying no – the player is staying here and Daniel Levy will continue on this position.”
As a product of Tottenham’s youth academy, Kane made his senior debut for the north London club back in 2011 under former Lilywhites manager Harry Redknapp in a Europa League clash against Scottish club Hearts.
Since then, the 27-year-old, who is currently valued at £108 million, has made 336 appearances for Tottenham across all competitions, in which he has managed to score an impressive total of 221 goals and provide 47 assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Fabrizio Romano’s comments on Kane’s situation at Spurs…
Given how Kane ended the 2020/21 season as the Premier League’s top goalscorer with 23 goals as well as the top assist provider with 14 assists, it’s understandable why Levy wants to keep hold of the striker.
Are you confident Levy will be able to convince Kane to stay this summer?
However, with Romano claiming that Kane wants to play in the Champions League, it seems, in our view, that it would take some convincing from Levy to keep Kane at the club considering how Spurs haven’t finished in the top four since the 2018/19 season.
Moving forward, if the club does manage to keep hold of Kane this summer, then this would be a big positive for the club and their fans – but it may be an uphill battle at this stage.