Is one of the biggest transfers in the history of football on the horizon? Looks like it is ... Harry Kane asked Tottenham tonight to sell him this summer! And he wants them to do that before the start of the European Championship.
The captain of the London club is dissatisfied with the perspective and wants to change the environment. A disappointing season, an unsuccessful experiment with Mourinho, the lack of a clear transfer strategy at the club, and the ambition to finally win some trophy in his career, forced Kane to request a transfer.
The situation is serious because Tottenham has already started inquiring in the market for Kane's potential replacements, while Harry's representatives have already contacted Manchester City, Manchester United, and Chelsea as possible destinations of the English striker.
Kane allegedly wanted to leave the club last summer, but he remained to give a chance to Mourinho's Tottenham, with whom he was even first on the Premier League table at the end of the year. His injury followed and Tottenham's season fell apart.
The Spurs experienced a debacle in the Europa League against Dinamo, and in the championship, they gambled their chances for the Champions League. Mourinho has been replaced and it is not yet clear that Tottenham could bring in a serious coach who guarantees the fight for trophies.
120 million euros
That is why the English striker decided to cut now and look for a new challenge in his career. At the age of 27, it is time to play in a club with the biggest ambitions. Considering what he gave to Tottenham and how he behaved and led the team as a captain, the club will not be stubborn to the end.
But it is certain that Tottenham will ask for huge money to sell him. There is talk of an initial request of 170,000,000 euros, which will probably be possible to correct when the serious phase of negotiations enters. Some of Kane's real value is around 120,000,000 euros.
Manchester United has been most interested in Kane from Premier League clubs in recent years, but given that they recently extended their contract with Cavani and that their target is Erling Haaland in the summer of 2022, it is unlikely that the Red Devils are the favorites to bring Kane.
But that's why city rival City could be a clear favorite! Citizens will be left without Sergio Aguero this summer, and Kane has been mentioned among Guardiola's first wishes for replacement before, along with Lukaku and Haaland.
Kane seems to be the most realistic option in that story. He is the type of player that Guardiola could make the most of in the attack, while the Citizens guarantee Kane a fight for all the trophies.