David James has claimed Harry Kane will stay at Tottenham for the rest of his career after Manchester City reached an agreement to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.
Kane came close to leaving Spurs last summer when he was heavily targeted by City, but Sky Sports reported a deal never materialised with chairman Daniel Levy intent on keeping the England captain.
But Pep Guardiola’s side have now seemingly found their alternative in Haaland, who were confirmed to have activated the 21-year-old £51.2 million (€60m) release clause on Tuesday (BBC Sport).
The Norwegian striker’s imminent move to the Premier League leaders will spell as good news for Tottenham, who are likely to receive a boost in their hopes of retaining Kane beyond this summer (Football.London).
And Haaland’s transfer has also led former England goalkeeper James into believing Kane will stay at Spurs ‘forever’, while backing them to secure a top four berth this season.
James told The Football Show on Sky Sports: “You know Harry Kane is staying at Tottenham forever. He’s a one-club man. That’s it.
“He’s not going anywhere. He might go and play in America when he is 33. But Harry’s staying at Tottenham because they are going to finish fourth.”
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Haaland’s move to City will have taken away Kane’s chances of a transfer there this summer and it is very likely that he has now missed his opportunity of a switch there.
Tottenham will not care about that, though, and they will be able to breathe a bit easier knowing that they will not be an option for him.
But that is not to say they should slack off from here in terms of convincing Kane to stay. Securing a place in the Champions League is also important as well as keeping Antonio Conte on board
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