Journalist predicts Harry Kane price tag will be even higher than reported

David Ornstein has told the FIVE YouTube channel that any transfer for Harry Kane this summer could see the record British transfer fee broken.

Kane has been with Tottenham his entire career and is now the club’s all-time leading goalscorer having surpassed Jimmy Greaves’ long-standing record (GOAL).

Harry Kane
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Despite enjoying a prolific season himself, with 23 goals to his name already (Transfermarkt), Kane and Tottenham are set to finish the season empty-handed once more with no chance of a trophy this year.

Recent reports have suggested that Kane is open to signing an extension to his current contract, which expires next summer (TheAthletic).

However, contrasting reports claim the 29-year-old has decided that he will leave Spurs (Daily Mirror).

Should Kane leave Tottenham in the summer, it is believed the club would demand a fee of £100 million upfront to make it happen (The Times).

Now, Ornstein has suggested that the upfront fee is just the start, and hinted we could see transfer records broken if Kane does depart Spurs this summer.

He said: “Definitely [£100 million or above could be the asking price].

“Daniel Levy will want the highest possible price and there was a report in the Times that they want at least a £100 million in a lump sum. But that isn’t the final price. That could be the initial outlay.”

The British transfer record fee was broken by Chelsea earlier this year when they signed Enzo Fernandez for £106.8m (Guardian).

Ornstein was asked if the British transfer record would need to be broken for Kane to leave, and he replied: “Yeah, I think so.

“You will speak to people at Tottenham who would hypothetically say way higher than that. Crazy numbers to even consider it with a year to go. And that’s their starting price at the moment.”

“But let’s see when we get to the summer how Harry Kane feels, how Tottenham’s push for the top four goes, whether he agitates for a move or not, whether Tottenham decides if they want to cash in and who’s there at the table.”

Spurs Web Opinion

You would imagine that £106.8 million fee for Enzo Fernandez would be surpassed by any transfer for Kane.

If Daniel Levy is serious about the £100 million starting price, that is.

Kane is a priceless player, but a fee of over £100 million would at least give us a good chance of replacing him with a quality signing.

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