According to reports, striker Harry Kane will tell Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy on Monday of his desire to join Manchester City.
England’s captain is set to return to the club after an extended summer vacation following Euro 2020. The 28-year-old captained the Three Lions to the final of the European Championship. It was a much-needed reprieve from the continuous attention around his domestic future.
However, that seems to be about to change next week, when showdown discussions with Spurs’ senior brass are scheduled. Kane’s future at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been cast into question after a Sky Sports interview.
He acknowledged that silverware was critical to his career and that a new challenge may be on the horizon. This sparked rumors of a summer departure, but north Londoners have remained adamant in their want to retain him.
The City connection, on the other hand, is not going away, with speculations that they will be required to pay in excess of £150 million. It remains to be seen if such figures are accurate.
However, The Telegraph reports that Kane will want to leave the club this summer. And it seems as if he wants to join fellow England international Jack Grealish at the Etihad Stadium.
Additionally, the Aston Villa player is said to be the target of a mega-money bid from the Premier League winners. Tottenham are certain that their superstar would not be sold at any price.
However, if Spurs play hardball, manager Nuno Espirito Santo will not want a disgruntled player on his books.
Kane may want to join the Citizens, but as is often the case in sports, money speaks. The amounts involved are enormous, and Pep Guardiola may be forced to trade players to complete the transaction.
According to reports, a number of celebrities are dissatisfied with the prospect of being used as makeweights in any potential agreement. Tottenham are reported to have been offered Gabriel Jesus and Aymeric Laporte.
Neither was enthusiastic about the proposal, and it is debatable if City will be able to collect the necessary funds. It’s obvious why Guardiola wants the player who has scored 38 goals for England in his ranks.
Kane is a goal machine, having scored 221 goals in 336 games for Spurs in all competitions. And there is every reason to believe his output would rise if City’s team improves in quality.
Since the conclusion of Euro 2020, the drama regarding his future has ceased. However, the next week may be momentous for all parties involved.