Former Notts County owner Alan Hardy has claimed that Harry Kane is not world-class, which is why Manchester City refused to pay £150m for the striker.

Kane was heavily linked with a move to Manchester City all summer but the transfer did not materialise with Pep Guardiola admitting that Tottenham simply refused to negotiate for the striker.

This has also been confirmed by David Ornstein, who claimed on NBC Sports that it would have taken a fee closer to £200m to tempt Daniel Levy into selling the 28-year-old to a Premier League rival.

The striker has subsequently been integrated into the team by Nuno Espirito Santo, scoring twice in Tottenham’s 3-0 second leg against Pacos De Ferriera and also playing all 90 minutes in the 1-0 win over Watford last week.

Kane also found the back of the net for England in their 4-0 win over Hungary on Thursday but he did miss a string of straightforward chances by his high standards.

After the match, Hardy took to social media to suggest that Kane is being carried by Son at Spurs and that no club decided the striker to be worth the £150m that Daniel Levy reportedly wanted for him this summer.

Spurs Web Opinion

It is funny how Kane only has to have one bad game before the doubters start questioning him again. While Kane has not looked at his sharpest yet, we know that he usually takes a few matches to get into his rythm. I would not be surprised if he won the Golden Boot for the fourth time this season.

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