Journalist Pete O’Rourke has questioned the legitimacy of reports suggesting that super-agent Jorge Mendes is looking for a striker to replace Harry Kane at Tottenham ahead of the summer transfer window.
The Athletic reported two weeks ago that Manchester United have prioritised signing Kane this summer irrespective of who takes over from Ralf Rangnick as their next head coach.
The report added that Mendes had approached AS Roma’s Tammy Abraham and Benfica’s Darwin Nunoez over potentially replacing the England captain at Spurs in the summer.
It was suggested that Mendes has a good working relationship with both Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy and the club’s managing director of football Fabio Paratici, and that the agent was working on his own accord to find a replacement for Kane.
O’Rourke has now said the information might not be accurate, hinting that someone could be creating mischief by feeding such a story to the press.
When asked about The Athletic’s report, the journalist told GiveMeSport: “It’s maybe a bit of mischief-making, this story about Jorge Mendes trying to look for replacements for Harry Kane.”
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Based on how the story was reported, it seems fairly clear that the sources were likely from the Man Utd camp. None of the journalists who have reliable sources at Tottenham have reported recently that Kane is expected to leave this summer.
So, Spurs fans should take the speculation over the England captain’s future with a pinch of salt for the time being. Common sense suggests that Kane will probably want to see if we get back into the Champions League before making a decision.
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