TalkSport insider Alex Crook has provided an update on Harry Kane and his potential move to Manchester City.
The reports surrounding the England captain have arguably been the biggest talking points of this summer’s transfer window, with noted journalist Fabrizio Romano claiming that Manchester City will be making a bid for Kane ‘in the coming days’ and reporting that said bid could be as much as €150m (£127.7m).
However, just because a bid goes in does not mean that the deal is likely to take place, with Tottenham reportedly refusing any and all bids that come their way for him despite Kane’s insistence on leaving.
Speaking on TalkSport about the transfer battle, Crook revealed that things have got incredibly messy behind the scenes and that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy’s reluctance to sell has reached a rather interesting level:
“He’s their number-one target. They still believe they can get a deal done between now and August the 31st, when the window closes. Clearly, the clock is ticking. I think there’s some frustration on their side that this deal isn’t done already. And sources close to Harry Kane suggesting that Daniel Levy is actually blanking telephone calls from Manchester City.
“Ultimately, Harry Kane believes he has a gentleman’s agreement. He struck it at the start of last season that if Spurs didn’t win a trophy, didn’t qualify for the Champions League, he would be allowed to leave, and he feels, and they feel – the Kane camp – that Daniel Levy has reneged on that agreement.”
TIF Thoughts on Alex Crook’s comments about Harry Kane and Manchester City…
Will Manchester City sign Kane this summer?
If this is indeed the stance that Tottenham Hotspur are taking by not even acknowledging Manchester City’s calls and not even entertaining any bids, then it is probably time for Pep Guardiola to start looking elsewhere for a forward.
Their loss on the weekend, ironically to Spurs, showed that the team need that extra something up top when it comes to finishing chances, but the way that Tottenham are acting, it doesn’t sound as if it is going to be Kane.
So they are probably better off trying to find that option from somewhere else, but with just under two weeks left in the window, they need to get a move on if they are to try and find one in time.