Tottenham has agreed to sell Harry Kane, but potential buyers must meet a number of “demanding” requirements set by the London-based club.
According to The Times, Tottenham is prepared to let striker Kane leave in the summer 2023 transfer window for a Harry Kane transfer fee of £100m. However, the London-based club will not accept payment in installments over the years, and buyers must make a single payment.
The source also revealed that Tottenham does not want to sell its star player to domestic rivals. In 2021, Tottenham turned down a £100m offer, including an initial payment of £75m, from Manchester City.
Manchester United, Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid are among the European giants closely monitoring Harry Kane’s future. However, spending £100m on a 30-year-old striker may make them think twice, despite their need for a world-class center-forward. Besides, £100m can make Harry Kane being one of the most valuable football players in 2023.
Harry Kane is still under contract with Tottenham until June 2024. According to reports, the striker will only enter into negotiations after the 2022/23 season. The Daily Mail reports that his priority is to continue playing in the Premier League to achieve his goal of breaking Alan Shearer’s record of 260 goals (he has currently scored 204).
2022/23 will mark Harry Kane’s 13th season with Tottenham, but he has been unable to help the London club end their trophy drought since 2008. Tottenham has been eliminated from the Champions League, League Cup, and FA Cup, and is facing the risk of falling out of the top four in the Premier League.
The 29-year-old striker’s contract will enter its final 12 months when the season ends, and his future has been a major topic of discussion in recent weeks. Kane had previously expressed a desire to leave, most notably to Manchester City in the summer of 2021, but ultimately remained in North London.
Harry Kane has spent his entire career at Tottenham, except for four loan spells when he was a young player. While he has achieved great personal success, his trophy cabinet remains empty.
The Red Devils are reportedly ready to pursue a number 9 striker this summer, with Harry Kane being the most suitable Man Utd transfer target. However, they will have to break their transfer record to sign him, according to The Times.
Current transfer deals can be paid in installments to support teams that cannot pay a lump sum to the selling side. However, Spurs want a large sum of money if they are to part with their England captain, and they are asking for a £100 million upfront payment from Manchester United. This is believed to be because they do not want to sell their star player to a domestic rival.
Manager Antonio Conte, who is also facing questions about his own future, believes that Kane wants to stay in North London, but accepts that any decision is up to the player and Tottenham. The Italian coach said last week: “But then, you know football. Sometimes, it’s very difficult to predict, but my job is not to make decisions. It’s a decision for the club and for Harry.”
In addition, Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy, who has faced criticism for the club’s on-field failures, is known for his ruthless negotiating style. Reports have stated that the club is willing to let Kane enter the final year of his contract rather than sell him in the summer of 2023.
In addition to Harry Kane, another important figure likely to leave Tottenham is manager Antonio Conte. After a 3-3 draw with Southampton in Round 28 of the Premier League, the Italian coach bluntly stated, “Tottenham players have no playing goals, that’s why the club hasn’t won any trophies in 20 years.”
According to The Guardian, many stars want Conte to leave immediately instead of waiting for his contract to expire at the end of the 2022/23 season.
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