According to multiple reports in British media, Tottenham Hotspur striker and England captain Harry Kane has informed his boyhood club that he wishes to leave this summer. Kane has become discontent with life at Tottenham and he first expressed his desire to leave the club a year ago, but was convinced to give another year to the club as it was the first full season of Jose Mourinho at Spurs, who is known as a serial winner in football management.
With Mourinho sacked and the club out of the Champions League for next season, the club seems to be directionless and Kane believes his future is away from the club. But wanting to leave a club and actually getting a move transpired are two very different things. Kane signed a six-year contract in 2018 which still has three years left to run, making any move extremely complicated and pretty expensive in a transfer world that has been badly affected by the pandemic.
But which club can make this happen and who could actually sign Harry Kane in this market? Let’s find out.
With Sergio Aguero leaving the club to join FC Barcelona, Pep Guardiola’s team is left with a big void to fill. Kane would be the perfect number nine for Manchester City given the way the striker plays. He has evolved his game further this season as he has ended the season as the highest goalscorer and the highest assist-provider. City, by all means, have the financial power to get this move done but whether they should buy Kane who is turning 28 this year or go for someone younger like Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe? We’ll get to know this summer.
Old Trafford seems like the perfect destination for Kane. With Edison Cavani signing a contract extension there may be a problem of plenty at the club, but United do need a striker of Kane’s quality to bridge the gap to their neighbours Manchester City. United also have the same questions in front of them. Should they shed so much cash for a striker in his late 20s who has struggled with multiple ankle injuries recently or go for a younger alternative.
This move could turn out to be the most controversial of the lot. Chelsea and Tottenham are historic London rivals and the Spurs fans would hate to see their striker in the blue of Chelsea. Daniel Levy, the Chairman of Tottenham hasn’t entertained the idea of doing business with their neighbours. But Chelsea are in the market for a proper number nine and Harry Kane is exactly what the club needs to make them title contenders again. But will they get their man? Seems unlikely but possible.
The only club outside of England that stands a chance of getting Kane’s signature is the French side PSG. It is mainly because of their new manager, Mauricio Pochettino’s good relations with Kane. Pochettino got the best out of Kane during his time at Spurs and he could lure him to France if need be. Kane would surely be hesitant on moving abroad, especially to a slightly less competitive league like Ligue 1, but PSG certainly can make this move happen given their financial muscle.
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