Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling’s suggestion that Harry Kane will want to stick around to see who Tottenham appoint as their new manager baffled Paul Merson earlier this week.
With the revelations he made in his candid interview with Gary Neville last week, Kane has ensured that the speculation about his future is likely to carry on for the rest of the summer.
The striker seemed to hint in the interview that the final decision over his future would come down to him but Daniel Levy will surely have a major say, with the 27-year-old still having three years left to run on his contract.
Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea have been installed as the most likely destinations for the England captain but some sources have indicated that none of the three clubs are prioritising a move for the Tottenham star this summer due to the availability of cheaper alternatives.
Meanwhile, Kane is yet to learn who his manager is going to be if he remains at Tottenham next season, with the club not yet announcing an appointment.
Stelling believes that Levy’s decision on who to appoint could have an influence on Kane’s future but Merson vehemently disagreed.
The presenter said on Soccer Special on Sky Sports (23/05/21 at 1:10 pm): “Is there a possibility that he would want to sit tight until he knows who is going to be the new manager at Spurs?”
The former Arsenal midfielder stated: “They have just had two of the best managers we have seen.”
Stelling responded: “Well, they might get a brilliant manager in. It might be somebody he wants to play for.”
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I do not believe Kane’s only motivation for giving that interview was to give a come-and-get-plea to the likes of City. The 27-year-old stopped short of saying that he wants to leave Tottenham this summer.
I believe the striker also wanted to challenge Levy to make an exciting managerial appointment and show ambition in the transfer market if he wanted him to stick around.
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