ESPN reporter James Olley has said that Tottenham Hotspur have been available for sale for ‘years’, which might be why Joe Lewis has asked Daniel Levy to cash in on Harry Kane.
The 30-year-old does not look set to sign an extension and although there remains a distance between Spurs and Bayern Munich (David Ornstein), reports indicate that the Bundesliga club’s hierarchy remain positive about their chances of acquiring the England captain (Daily Mail).
Last week, Lewis was charged with multiple counts of insider trading but reports indicate that the news is not expected to affect Spurs since the Bahamas-based Billionaire is no longer in control of the club, having transferred control to Lewis Family Trusts last year (Telegraph).
Tottenham have been up for sale for years now
However, Olley believes the reports of the 86-year-old’s involvement in the Kane saga might mean that he wants money in the bank in order to sell the club.
When asked about Lewis asking Levy to sell the centre-forward, the journalist told ESPN: “I can’t say where that story came from. But I do know where it came from. It didn’t come from someone connected with Tottenham.
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“There is a belief among other major European clubs that Daniel Levy is under pressure internally to sell.
“What is the interesting thing about that is that, if it’s true, and Joe Lewis is putting Daniel Levy under pressure to sell Kane, it might be because they are trying to put money in the bank to try and sell the whole club.
“Tottenham’s been available for sale, everyone has known it for years. Todd Boehly made an offer for Tottenham before he got involved with Chelsea, and that was four years ago, I think.”
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While it is an open secret that Spurs have been for sale for a few years, that does not mean that a takeover is just around the corner. Levy and Lewis will likely hold out for a substantial fee, particularly given the earning potential of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.