Manchester City are lining up a new and improved offer for the 28-year-old striker which is believed to be worth €150m (£127m), as per Fabrizio Romano.
Would you accept £127m for Kane?
The England captain is in contention to play this weekend in Tottenham’s Premier League opener against City despite only returning to training less than a week ago but questions surround where his head is at ahead of the game.
Discussing the expected new bid from City, Ornstein had the following to say on the details of the deal and the decision in which Levy will have to make.
“I can only relay my information and my understanding, and that’s pretty clear-cut – that Tottenham Hotspur have no desire to sell Harry Kane, and that has been communicated to Manchester City abundantly clearly.
“They don’t have any plans to part with Harry Kane. Manchester City, however, remain interested in signing Kane, and they are waiting to see if any of Tottenham’s stance, Daniel Levy’s position, changes on this. If he opens the door, then they’re prepared to go through it, but not at any price.
“I think Manchester City would pay maybe £100m plus add-ons that could take you up, I don’t know, £20m, £30m, £25m? But not to the £150m/£160m, as my understanding, I don’t think they’ll go anywhere near that.
“And so it will come down to a straight decision from Daniel Levy, everything is on him. Harry Kane we know wants to go, and that desire remains, it’s undiminished as far as we know.”
TIF Thoughts on Levy’s decision…
It has been reported Levy is holding out for nothing less than £150m for his star man this summer, therefore, we struggle to see why he would accept this suggested offer.
And we don’t think Levy should feel he has to accept this reported offer. City paid out £100m for Jack Grealish earlier this month and we feel Kane is worth considerably more than £27m on top of what they paid for the former Aston Villa man.
Also, from Levy’s point of view, the chairman will feel if he is to allow Kane to depart, then he will need every single penny he can get to find an adequate replacement this summer.