As England captain Harry Kane returns from Euro 2020, Manchester City has put a transfer limit for him.
After a break for Euro 2020, the Harry Kane transfer story is poised to resume.
Manchester City is said to be willing to increase their offer for England captain Harry Kane from £100 million made earlier this summer. Tottenham is reportedly holding out for an expensive amount, but tensions may begin to rise as the player is said to be ‘desperate’ to leave the club in quest of silverware.
One of the first lines of action for new manager Nuno Espirito Santo and director of football Fabio Paratici will be to test their working chemistry.
Kane allegedly told the club earlier this summer that he would want to join a team that competes for championships on a regular basis.
With the striker turning 28 in two weeks, time is of the importance if he wants to use his prime years of his career elsewhere.
City’s £100 million bid was a part-exchange deal rather than a cash offer, and according to The Athletic, the club is poised to up the stakes.
In a last-ditch effort to maintain hold of his star, chairman Daniel Levy slapped a £150 million price tag on Kane, an astronomical fee for a player whose resale worth would only fall from here.
City’s request for such a large sum of money goes against their typical transfer philosophy of evenly dispersing funds throughout the squad, but they are willing to do so, according to the report.
Meeting Spurs’ estimate would more than quadruple their current transfer record, which is in the region of £60 million.
Unfortunately for the England striker, his present contract at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has three years left on it.
As a result, the club is under no obligation to sell, while the player who joined as an 11-year-old has the potential to make life tough for him.
In the coming weeks, seeing Spurs and Kane clash over their opposing goals would be an odd finish to an otherwise prosperous tenure with the club, in which he has established himself as one of their best ever goal scorers.
Spurs may finally yield on their valuation to let the England skipper fly the nest if he truly puts his foot down.
According to reports, if the city wants to make such a significant investment, they will. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”