Harry Kane has once again told Tottenham Hotspur he wants to leave and join Manchester City after crunch talks with Daniel Levy and Nuno Espirito Santo, according to The Sun.
Kane met with Spurs chairman Levy and manager Nuno recently for clear-the-air talks after a frustrated summer in north London. The 28-year-old informed the club at the end of last season that he wanted to go, but the £150m asking price Levy set has so far denied him.
Manchester City are currently only willing to offer Tottenham £125m for Kane and do not intend to pay anything more. The stance of the Etihad Stadium hierarchy risks leaving the unhappy forward stuck in the final week of the window.
Additionally, Kane believes Tottenham opened him up to criticism for returning late to pre-season and then failed to protect him. The England captain believes Spurs let him have an extended break following Euro 2020, yet the club have remained tight-lipped.
Levy and Nuno have met with Kane to try and resolve the striker’s situation and find middle ground at Tottenham. The 28-year-old made it clear once again during those talks that he still wants to leave. But the likelihood is the Premier League golden boot winner stays put.
Kane likely needs Manchester City to come in and pay Tottenham their full £150m asking price for any transfer. Otherwise, he will continue to fulfil – at least four-months – the final three years of the six-year contract penned in 2018.
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Tottenham are well within their rights to keep hold of Kane and rebuff Manchester City’s approaches until they pay £150m. The forward is only half-way through the long-term deal he agreed to sign and is one of the best in his position in the world.
Nuno will also want Kane to play a key role in turning Tottenham’s fortunes around after last season’s difficulties. He offers Spurs more than just goals and would be sorely missed long-term, if Guardiola’s outfit do improve their offer.
England boss Gareth Southgate praises Kane for offering more assists, via Reuters. “He’s definitely always had it. He’s as good a provider and as good a passer as he is a finisher and he is, of course, an outstanding finisher.”