Football agent Bernie Mandic has urged Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to cash-in on Harry Kane and to reinvest the money from his sale to improve the squad this summer.
The coronavirus shutdown is set to have major financial implications for clubs going forward and Mandic feels it is the ideal time for Spurs to move Kane on and try to sign a number of top players for a bargain price.
Kane’s future has already been subject to speculation over recent weeks with the England captain reportedly being on the radars of Real Madrid (Diario Madridista) and Manchester United (Evening Standard), this summer.
Despite the 26-year-old’s recent admission that he might consider his future at Spurs if the team isn’t moving in the right direction, Spurs are said to be confident of keeping him in Nort London (Daily Mail).
However, Mandic feels it will be in Tottenham’s best interest to part ways with Kane.
Speaking to the Transfer Window Podcast (as relayed by The Express), the Australian said: “Well, I think that if I was Mr Levy I’d get as much money as possible for Mr Kane and wish him all the best because he will be able to, or his people will be able to, well and truly, and Mourinho will be the best in the business, pick up incredible bargains because there will be a huge overhang over quality players because clubs simply not being able to meet the contractual obligations.
“So I think the scenario for next season could be very interesting and a smart, cunning, whatever the power of a club like a Manchester City or Liverpool for the moment is not necessarily going to last because someone who is very clever in this market place picks up bargains could have themselves a hell of a competitive team and for a greatly reduced cost.”
He also claimed that a lot of players will become available for reduced fees this summer which could, in turn, level the playing field between different clubs.
Mandic added: “That’s my prediction, you will see some very unexpected rises in power with coaches who basically can get players instead of playing £20m or £30m, they can pick them up for £10m.
“There are, I’m sure there are, coaches out there who are the new Mourinhos and new Guardiolas and the only reason they haven’t been able to rise to that level is because they have not had the resources able to compete. Guess what, now they have, by virtue of this disaster.”
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I believe Tottenham are best placed to come out of this crisis in a stronger position due to the club’s relatively low turnover to wage ratio as well as our high matchday income. It also bodes well for us that we have a man like Mourinho in-charge, who will no doubt be able to use his contacts to our advantage.
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