Massive transfers appeared to have become the norm not too many transfer windows ago. The likes of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar Jr, and Ousmane Dembele all set a big precedent with their record-breaking deals while other pieces of business likewise set in motion a massive inflation, particularly for young players.
While this remains the norm in terms of speculation, not too many deals have materialized on their big pricetags, even as stubborn clubs and mind-boggling release clauses provide ample opportunities to do so.
Those reports now have another one to add to the pile as the Daily Mail claims that Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is willing to sanction the sale of Harry Kane. The English striker is believed to have a staggering £200 million price tag slapped on tp him by the London giants.
It is understood that Levy is peeved by Kane’s recent comments on wishing to leave if Spurs are unable to compete for top titles as well as going rogue on his opinion as to how the Premier League ought to end amidst the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
The report adds that the sheer size of the asking price is due to the financial burden that Tottenham have on their head. The new stadium at White Hart Lane cost the outfit £1 billion, which was loaned out. Of that, a sizable chunk still remains and the sale of Kane could reduce it.
While the claim pegs Manchester United to be the club on Levy’s list of hopeful buyers for the striker, it is unlikely that the bank will be broken on Kane by the Red Devils.
The injury struggle of the striker has certainly hurt his stock and while he remains one of the top forwards in the game, any deal involving him is bound to be significantly more complicated.