Glenn Hoddle has claimed that Tottenham may decide it is in their best interest in cash in on Harry Kane this summer as the striker would be worth a lot less in 12 months.
However, it certainly will not be easy to prise the England captain away from North London as he has three years left to run on his contract.
Fabrizio Romano has said that Tottenham continue to insist that the striker is not for sale, while other publications have claimed that Daniel Levy could demand a fee of close to £200m for the marksman.
Meanwhile, a potential part-exchange deal has also been mooted as a possibility, with City said to be willing to use Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling as makeweights in a deal for Kane.
We will have to wait and see how Paulo Fonseca’s impending appointment affects Kane’s future but Hoddle believes that it might make sense for North London to let the striker leave.
The Tottenham legend told The Daily Mirror: “I don’t think anyone’s going to cough up £150million, I think they could cough up £100million plus two players, if it’s Manchester City, Manchester United, whoever.
“That deal isn’t an easy done and dusted deal when you’ve got three years left on your contract; he might still be at Tottenham.
“Then again, Tottenham may feel he’s 28 in the summer and might think, ‘We’ve got to cash in now’, because when he’s 29 and going to the World Cup [next year], they’re not going to have that kind of offer.
“As a Spurs man, I hope he doesn’t go, but if he does go, I wish him well.”
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I was initially confident that there was no way Levy would agree to sell Kane this summer, especially with the fans already angered by the European Super League debacle. However, that might change with the arrival of Paratici.
The former Juve man might look at the situation pragmatically and decide that it would be in the club’s best long-term interest to cash in on Kane now and reinvest the money on new players. The appointment of Fonseca could be a sign that the club are prioritising the future over the present.
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