David Ornstein has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur’s stance is still not to sell Harry Kane and their decision has been communicated to Manchester City.
The Premier League champions remain interested in the England captain and they are waiting to see if Daniel Levy’s position changes.
Despite their eagerness to take the 28-year-old to the Etihad, City are not prepared to pay any price to make the deal happen, but not at a price which they are not comfortable with.
Ornstein said on Sky Sports News at 08:00: “Manchester City would pay £100M plus add ons, that could you up £20-£30M but not to £150M, £160M is my understanding.
“I don’t think they will go anywhere near that, so it will come down to a straight decision from Daniel Levy, everything is on him.
The journalist admitted that if Kane does not get the move which he has set his heart on, given his ambition to beat the Premier League goalscoring record and getting England to the Euro 2022 World Cup, he will knuckle down at Spurs despite how frustrated he will be.
Ornstein believes a move to City this summer is critical for Kane, given the fact that he will be 29 next summer and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland is likely to be on the market at the end of the campaign.
Kane has three years left on his contract at Tottenham and must respect the decision that the club makes over his future, after all, the club is bigger than one player.
Some fans are right to be disappointed by how Kane and his entourage have approached the whole situation. There would have been a lot more understanding and respect if he had just come out and said he fancied a new challenge to meet his ambition of winning trophies; something which he has had plenty of opportunities to do at Tottenham in recent years.
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