Journalist Ian McGarry has claimed he cannot see any other outcome beyond a Harry Kane sale this summer, adding that the ‘deal will be done’.
The Daily Mail reported recently Man City are willing to pay up to £130m for Kane this transfer window and will even offer Bernardo Silva in any deal. The Daily Star instead claimed Tottenham will consider a sale for £120m plus another £20m in add-ons.
McGarry went on to say that Tottenham would likely reinvest and try to bring in a striker to replace the England captain. He also claimed Kane and Man City had basically already agreed terms and are now waiting on Daniel Levy to agree on a fee.
Today, it was reported by the Times that Spurs had agreed a fee with Inter Milan for striker Lautaro Martinez. However, the report claimed the Argentine would play alongside Kane, rather than replacing him.
McGarry said (TransferWindowPodcast – as transcribed by The Express): “We know their debts are substantial with regards to stadium repayments and loans.
“Kane is very much a saleable asset with regards to his current value, but a value that is certainly more likely to decrease than increase over the next 12 months.
“I can’t see any other outcome than he joins Manchester City in the next three weeks.
“That deal will be done and Spurs will reinvest and bring in a striker to try and replace Kane.
“So far, they have done some good business. [Erik] Lamela’s moved as part of the Bryan Gil transfer, we also know they have replaced Toby Alderweireld as well.”
On Kane agreeing terms, he added (TransferWindowPodcast – as transcribed by The Express): “Harry Kane obviously remains an ongoing project.
“But it is our information at the Transfer Window podcast that Kane has effectively agreed personal terms with City and his representatives, and that they are simply waiting on Daniel Levy to agree the fee.
“And of course Spurs themselves are investing quite aggressively in new players as well, which kind of suggests that they know already that Kane will be leaving and they’re effectively strengthening their squad on the basis of the money coming in.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
I imagine that Kane and City have been in regular contact and have probably unofficially agreed terms. Even if they haven’t, Kane wants the move and City would offer him higher wages so it wouldn’t take long. However, I am not as convinced as McGarry that this deal will 100% happen this summer.
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