Frank Leboeuf has admitted that it would have been ‘very sad’ if Harry Kane had joined Chelsea in the summer given the striker’s connection with Tottenham Hotspur.
While City’s efforts to snap up Kane were thwarted by Daniel Levy, the Premier League Champions were not the only ones who were allegedly in for the England captain.
Chelsea were also backed to make a move for the Tottenham star earlier in the summer but they eventually decided to bring Romelu Lukaku back to the club.
Thomas Tuchel admitted last week that England captain never really came close to a move to Stamford Bridge since the Blues expected him to join City over the summer.
Kane has looked a shadow of his former self so far this season and put in another lacklustre display in the London Derby on Sunday as Chelsea ran out comfortable 3-0 winners.
The striker has come in for criticism for his lack of effort and his poor body language, with some even alleging that he looked like a player who does not want to be at Tottenham.
Leboeuf has now admitted that while he would have been happy to see Kane at his former stomping ground, the move would have caused a lot of ill-feeling among the Tottenham faithful.
The former Chelsea centre-back told ESPN: “It would have been something very sad and something that they could be very upset about if Kane would have signed for Chelsea.
“But that’s possible and it happened to many, many clubs. We saw players not signing for Barcelona to Madrid. Or Manchester United and Manchester City. We saw that with Schmeichel, at the time.
“But everything is possible. It would have been nice to see Kane. But I am happy to see Lukaku. He is doing the job.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Despite rumours of Chelsea’s interest in Kane during the summer, I do not think a move to Stamford Bridge was ever on the cards for the striker.
While the 28-year-old will undoubtedly be desperate to win trophies, I do not think he would have wanted to ruin his Tottenham legacy to do so by joining their London rivals.
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