Harry Redknapp told talkSPORT (03/08/21 at 7:45 am) that Nuno Espirito Santo has ‘no power’ in the transfer tussle between Harry Kane and Daniel Levy.
It has been well-documented before that Manchester City want to sign the Tottenham striker this summer, but, as many have found out before, it’s not easy dealing with Levy.
In order to perhaps force a move to the Etihad, Kane hasn’t turned for pre-season training, despite being scheduled to do so on Monday.
Given that Levy won’t budge in allowing Kane to leave, Redknapp was asked whether the England captain would be better off knocking on Nuno’s door instead to try and get a move.
“I think Nuno has no power,” said Redknapp.
“I would have let Luka Modric go. I loved him as a player and he was just a great lad. When Chelsea came in and offered to double his money and I would have gone ‘yes, that’s fine, Luka. I understand’.
“But I don’t own the club. Daniel and Joe Lewis own the club. They are businessmen. There is no soft centre with them.
“They are not going to feel like I felt or how Nuno feels like ‘yes, Harry, we understand your situation, go on and get the move you want. Good luck’. That’s not going to happen. With Daniel, it’s going to be pure business with him.”
This is some welcome for Nuno in North London because, when life is more difficult off the field compared to on the field of play, then the 47-year-old knows he has problems.
It would be a massive surprise if Levy changes his stance on Kane because he’s not blinking any time soon.
But it will be interesting to see how he does react if Man City do put the £160 million on the table that Levy seemingly wants.