Following a dismal season for Spurs which ends in a potential neck-to-neck race for European football, they might have received the biggest blow of them all. Star striker Harry Kane has reportedly expressed his desire to leave the club after this season with the club’s long wait for silverware extended to yet another season.
The 28-year-old, who has evolved into one of the best strikers in Europe, aims to stay in the Premier League with heavyweights such as Manchester United, Manchester City, and Chelsea already placing inquiries for the player.
Moreover, it is also understood that Spurs are also looking into the market for a potential replacement striker.
Kane had put in a request to leave last season as well, but the club warded off other clubs by assuring the player over the merits of Jose Mourinho since it was his first full season.
While the striker had one of the best seasons under the Portuguese manager, the style of play and the results, unfortunately, did not match the expectations, which led to his sacking right before the Carabao Cup final.
The England International has often proclaimed his desire to win prizes at the highest level of football, and by the looks of it, Spurs are set to miss out on Champions League football for the second successive season.
Spurs unsurprisingly stay silent on the Kane situation
Kane has been an integral part of the club setup over the past few seasons. Despite a poor season for the club, he has shone with exceptional numbers across all the competitions.
“We have a season to finish and we want to finish it as strongly as possible. That’s all everyone should be focusing on.” A Tottenham spokesperson told Sky Sports
The player’s current contract runs down to 2024 and is currently valued at around 120 million in the transfer market. It remains to be seen which club can afford Kane at the moment with the pandemic having ravaged the finances and bringing a massive dip in high price tag transfer moves.
Despite looking into the market, it is difficult for Manchester United to plot a move for Harry Kane. After having dealt with the contract situation of Edinson Cavani, the Red Devils also have Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood in the department.
The champions, Manchester City are on the lookout for a premier striker following the upcoming departure of Sergio Aguero from their ranks. They currently have Danny Ings, Erling Haaland, and Romelu Lukaku on their shortlist which could potentially include Kane.