Harry Kane has received a stern transfer warning from Roy Keane over Tottenham’s gentleman’s agreement.
Harry Kane is interested in leaving Tottenham ahead of the new season.
Harry Kane should forget about a move away from Tottenham this season, according to Manchester United icon Roy Keane, who believes his rumoured “gentleman’s agreement” with Daniel Levy is “bizarre.” The England captain is searching for a new challenge ahead of the upcoming Premier League season, and Manchester City is rumored to be interested in signing him.
Kane has not trained with Spurs this week, but is expected to return on Saturday to continue his pre-season preparations.
He is said to believe that he and Levy have reached a “gentleman’s understanding” that will allow him to go this summer.
The Spurs chairman, on the other hand, is thought to be hell-bent on keeping Kane beyond next season, with the attacker under contract until the summer of 2024.
Keane said Kane was stupid to rely on such an agreement with Levy when asked about the situation ahead of Saturday’s Community Shield between City and Leicester at Wembley.
“Forget about that unless it’s written in a contract. It’s strange,” the ex-Manchester United player told ITV Sport.
Kane’s contract did not include a release clause when he signed it in 2018, implying that the potential of a move is effectively at Levy’s decision.
Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright mirrored Keane’s comments, arguing that in the lack of a formal agreement, Spurs are within their rights to act in their own best interests.
“I don’t know, I think something got lost in translation,” Wright explained.
“Grealish’s departure [to City]was easy, given the way things are going and his desire to leave. Obviously, this hasn’t happened for Tottenham yet; but, there is no restriction prohibiting Tottenham from doing so.
“We’re discussing Harry Kane here. We’ve seen Grealish sell for £100 million despite having little European experience, so how much is Harry Kane worth? We’ll have to wait and watch how things progress.”
City are rumoured to have already had a £100 million bid rejected by Spurs, and it is unclear whether they would try again in the coming weeks for Kane’s services.
Pep Guardiola, the club’s manager, has conceded that a transfer will be incredibly tough to pull through, implying that Levy will have to compromise. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”