Stuart Pearce has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur could benefit more from receiving three players in exchange for Harry Kane, rather than pocketing a transfer fee.

Raheem Sterling, Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus are said to be three players which Manchester City are prepared to consider parting with in order to land the Tottenham Hotspur forward this summer (talkSPORT) with Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano claiming City have an offer worth a guaranteed £100m while including the option of adding the previously mentioned players.

Sky Sports claimed last month that Kane was reiterated his desire to leave Spurs ahead of next season while the player has remained tight-lipped while on international duty with England at Euro 2020.

Pearce, who is a current member of the West Ham United backroom staff believes that it would represen good value for Tottenham and that whoever is appointed as the club’s new head coach would be receiving more quality in his ranks than bolstering the club’s bank balance.

He told talkSPORT: “£100million for Harry, I can see it. His goals-per-game record is quite incredible,” 

“None of us would be surprised if he hit the ground running if he went to Manchester City or somebody else.

“The only thing that would be a concern for me, now I don’t know whether it’s speculation or names that have come out of Manchester City…

“But to suggest that three players, who I think are three very good players, might be makeweights going in the other direction, if you’re coming in as manager to Tottenham the players coming in the opposite direction would be of more value than the money.

“All three would certainly be of great benefit to Tottenham.”

SpursWeb Opinion

It is slightly unprofessional for Pearce to be commenting on Harry Kane’s future and potential transfer dealings when he is employed to another Premier League club.  Would Ledley King start giving us views on West Ham’s business?  I doubt it very much.

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