Former Tottenham Hotspur striker and talkSport pundit Darren Bent thinks the club would not accept offers for Harry Kane in the summer, even if the player isn’t going to sign a new contract.
Kane is enjoying a prolific start to the campaign so far. After bagging two goals in the 4-0 win against Crystal Palace in midweek, the 29-year-old now has 16 goals this term (Transfermarkt).
His form this year has put Kane in a position where he can become Tottenham’s all-time leading goalscorer very soon, too. Kane’s 264 goals put him just two behind Jimmy Greaves’ record (Goal).
It’s pretty much written that Kane is a Spurs legend at this point. Whether he sees out his career with the club remains to be seen, though.
With his contract set to expire in 18 months (Transfermarkt), and no word on a new deal being signed at this stage, there is a chance Kane could leave on a free at the end of next season.
According to Bent, however, Spurs would rather let Kane leave for free than actively sell him to a rival regardless of the transfer fee.
He said: “Daniel Levy would say no. That’s the problem you’ve got. Because £70 million for a guy who’s got a year left is bonkers. But for someone of that quality you go, okay.
“I think Daniel Levy would let him go for free. Man United bid £70 million and Chelsea bid £80 million. Is he going to sell Harry Kane to Chelsea? Absolutely not.”
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It doesn’t bear thinking about, but I do reckon I’d rather see Kane leave for nothing than the club accept an offer from a rival for him. To do so would be such an admission of inferiority, and besides, even if Kane did decide to run down his contract, at least you know he would give 100% to the very end.
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