Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has claimed that there is no way Daniel Levy will turn down an offer of £200 million from Manchester United for Harry Kane this summer, despite reports to the contrary.
There has been a lot written and said about Harry Kane’s Tottenham future in recent weeks.
The Daily Mail reported on Sunday that Spurs are ready to sell Kane to Man Utd if they cough up a world record £200 million fee for the striker.
However, that statement was contradicted by Sky Sports who reported that Daniel Levy will not sell the England captain to a Premier League rival.
Football.London went a step further and claimed that Spurs are not contemplating letting the 26-year-old leave the club this summer under any circumstances.
However, Bosnich believes Levy will snap Man Utd’s hands off if they offered £200 million for Kane.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “Tottenham have paid for their own stadium, it’s been a massive amount, and with the Covid-19 situation, the chips are in the air for everyone.
“If they were offered that money then I’m quite certain that, regardless of what Daniel Levy has said, he would snap Manchester United’s hand off.
“I don’t think Manchester United will go that far in terms of offering that kind of money, especially in the current situation.”
The former United shot-stopper was confident that signing the Spurs star will make the Red Devils title contenders but admitted that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are unlikely to spend anywhere near the required amount to sign Kane.
Asked if signing Kane would help United compete for the title, Bosnich added: “I think it would. There is no doubt that Harry Kane is one of the greatest strikers in the world of this generation, we have seen that consistently in the Champions League, when he was playing for England.
“The bottom line is, I think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is building something for the future, we have seen that with some of the signings and some of the people he will be letting go.
“I really don’t think at this stage, especially with the doubt surrounding competition, that they would go that far.
“They might do it at a reduced price, there is no doubt about that, but as we saw with another striker who was one of the greatest of his generation in Alan Shearer, he rejected Manchester United twice.
“If it’s not right, it’s not right and it doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t go on and win things.”
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There is no doubt that the debt remaining on the stadium is a concern for Spurs amidst the complete drying up of matchday and broadcast revenue streams. However, it would make little financial sense for the club to cash-in on Kane this summer when they know that player values have dropped due to the coronavirus shutdown.
Given that he still has four years left on his contract, it would make much more sense to sell him once the market returns to somewhere close to normalcy.
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