One summer saga is over. Harry Kane stays in Tottenham! The captain of the England national team confirmed that he will wear the jersey of the club from London next season, which means that the president of Tottenham-Daniel Levy won the tense negotiations and that the expected transfer of the 28-year-old striker to Manchester City failed, despite the offer of 120,000,000 euros.
"I felt great during the greeting of Tottenham fans on Sunday's visit to Wolverhampton and while reading messages of support from previous weeks." "I will stay at Tottenham this summer and I will be 100% focused to help the team achieve success," Kane wrote on Twitter, thus putting an end to the stories that he will leave the new White Hart Lane.
This epilogue is a surprise if we know what has been happening since the end of last season, how much Harry Kane was explicit in his attempts to leave the club, and how much Pep Guardiola wanted him at the Etihad as a replacement for Sergio Kun Aguero after the Argentine left for Barcelona.
Shortly before the end of the previous Premier League championship, Kane informed the Tottenham management that he wanted to go, counting on the good will of President Daniel Levi, who promised him last year that he would not "tighten" the moment when Harry wanted a transfer.
Kane's wish was clear. Just like City's intention to bring him. There was talk of a five-year contract, a salary of around 24,000,000 euros per season, however, neither the player nor his potential employer managed to overcome one obstacle.
To soften one man: Levy The initial offer of the Arab owners was easily rejected by the first man of Tottenham, hoping that he would receive more than 120,000,000 euros. It seemed he would be satisfied with 150,000,000, but he definitely changes his mind and remains persistent/stubborn/ruthless the moment Jack Grealish signed for the current champion.
Allegedly, Levy was frustrated, after Villa sold their player for big money, making a lot of noise around him for the British transfer record (117,000,000 euros), so he decided to push his own. It is even rumored that he was so determined to keep Kane that he would not agree just if Manchester City sent an offer worth 180,000,000 euros.
It was once again confirmed that Levy was an awkward negotiator. He used to sell Luka Modric and Gareth Bale to Real Madrid for serious sums, but now he has managed to keep the best player practically against his will. Breaking the promise made 12 months ago.
Kane's contract expires in 2024, he is here for now, and next summer ... Until then, Manchester City remains without one of the primary targets. They hoped to refresh the attack with Harry Kane, and now they are considering whether to take Cristiano Ronaldo.