Pundit says he is ‘gutted’ for Harry Kane after transfer development elsewhere

Ally McCoist has said that he is gutted that Harry Kane did not get a move to Manchester City after the reigning Premier League champions snapped up Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.

Man City were heavily linked with a move for Kane all throughout last summer’s transfer window, with the England captain pushing for a move to the Etihad (The Athletic).

Tottenham managed to keep hold of Kane but it was reported a couple of months ago that Pep Guardiola’s men were expected to reignite their interest in the 28-year-old again this summer (The Sun).

Instead, City announced on Tuesday that they had agreed on a deal to sign Haaland, thus ending any hope that the Spurs striker had of joining the club.

Football.London’s Alasdair Gold reported last month that there is a growing hope within Spurs that Kane will remain a Tottenham player next season.

The journalist claimed that despite the striker having just two years left on his contract, the Lilywhites remain unwilling to sell him this summer.

McCoist has now said that he hopes Spurs back Antonio Conte this summer so that Kane can win silverware with his boyhood club.

Reacting to City snapping up Haaland, the former Rangers forward told talkSPORT: “Gutted for him. I really hope for Spurs and Harry Kane in particular that Conte gets the opportunity to strengthen, I really do.

“I just think if they support Conte, this is a real opportunity for Spurs as well to close the gap between the top two and themselves.

“And I think if they give Conte, who I think is top-class if they get behind him in the market and give him an opportunity to bring two or three in, I’d like to see Harry Kane stay there and certainly win something, I’d love it.”

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I am not sure why some pundits get the idea that it is now or never for Kane in terms of moving to a club where he can compete for major honours.

Obviously, I hope that we are able to close the gap with City and Liverpool next season while potentially winning the FA Cup, thus convincing Kane to pen a new contract.

However, if for some reason, Spurs fail to win trophies under Conte, Kane could still run his contract down and leave on a free in two years.

Given how professional the striker is, he will still be at the top of his game at 31 years of age and there will be a long queue of clubs wanting to snap him up as a free agent.

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