Pundit warns Spurs may have to slash Kane price tag if poor form continues

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Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan has claimed that Tottenham would have to take a reduced fee in any potential sale of Harry Kane if his poor form continues, but feels a move would only happen next summer.

The 28-year-old has struggled to hit any sort of form under Nuno Espirito Santo this season and is yet to open his account in the Premier League. 

Kane has scored three goals in eight games so far this campaign, but only one of them has come in domestic competition – scoring in the Carabao Cup triumph over Wolves. 

Much has been made of the England captain’s form after he became embroiled in a summer-long transfer saga with constant links to Manchester City. 

He allegedly told Spurs he wanted to leave the club at the end of last season, which seemingly put Pep Guardiola’s side on red alert. However, a move never materialised after City were unwilling to match Daniel Levy’s asking price. 

Whelan feels Kane could see a potential move back on the table next summer, but has warned that Spurs may need to lower their demands due to his form this campaign. 

Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “If anything happens with Kane it will be during the summer window. But at the minute, it’s going to be hard for Tottenham to ask for that £150 million valuation.

“You can’t keep that sort of price tag on him when he’s not scoring goals. One way or another, that price will have to be looked at if it’s not a successful season for club or player.

“He’ll still fetch a handsome price because of the great player he is. But at the moment he’s not getting the service or the support he needs, and it’s harming his valuation. It’s just not clicking at the moment.”

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Kane has typically been a slow starter for Spurs, but his form on this occasion seems different. He hasn’t been on song, but neither has the team as a whole, so it is not just down to him. His form will likely not affect Levy’s valuation of him, though, and he will demand as much as possible if a club returns with interest. 

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