Danny Murphy does not believe that Harry Kane has finalised a decision on his future, partly due to the lack of viable clubs he can join this summer, which is why he will be more circumspect.
With Kane set to enter the final year of his contract in June (Transfermarkt), the speculation over the striker’s future continues to intensify as we get closer to the summer transfer window.
The 29-year-old, who became England’s all-time leading goalscorer with his strike against Italy last week, has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United.
However, journalist Ben Jacobs suggested to The Football Terrace last week that the Red Devils might pursue Napoli’s Victor Osimhen instead of the Spurs star.
Meanwhile, Football Insider reported on March 25 that the England captain could be convinced to stick around at Tottenham and sign a new contract as long as the Lilywhites bring in a world-class manager to replace Antonio Conte.
Murphy believes that Old Trafford is the only realistic destination for Kane should he decide to leave his boyhood club this summer.
The pundit wrote in his column for The Daily Mail: “The most intriguing case is Kane.
“Having given Gary Neville that interview about his future two years ago only for Manchester City and Tottenham to fail to reach a deal, Kane will be more circumspect this time.
“I don’t think he is committed either way to staying or leaving Spurs at the moment. It will depend on what the options are.
“City have Erling Haaland, Liverpool have Darwin Nunez and it would be hard for him to preserve the affection of Tottenham fans if he left for Chelsea or Arsenal.
“A move abroad risks missing out on Alan Shearer’s Premier League goals record while Newcastle aren’t guaranteed to be any more likely to win silverware than Spurs.
“That leaves Manchester United as the most realistic destination.”
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I think this is an accurate assessment by Murphy.
I expect Daniel Levy to demand a sizeable fee of potentially over £120m from Man Utd for Kane even if the striker asks to leave the club in the summer.
I am not sure if the Red Devils would be too keen on breaking the bank for the Tottenham man, given that he will be 30 in July.
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