Daniel Levy is apparently willing to sanction Harry Kane’s transfer to Manchester United for a world record fee of £200 million this summer, according to a report.
Despite his hugely impressive goalscoring record over the last few years for both club and country, Kane is yet to win any kind of silverware, and last month refused to rule out leaving the North London club, saying he wouldn’t stay just ‘for the sake of it’.
Those comments have since seen him linked with potential moves to the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus, and according to the Mail on Sunday, Daniel Levy is now ‘willing’ to cash in on his prized asset as he looks to ease Spurs’ ‘financial worries’.
The club have of course recently moved into their plush new stadium, which, after spiralling costs and delays, is believed to have cost in the region of £1 billion – the majority of which still needs paying off – with the coronavirus pandemic further stretching the finances.
So, with Spurs said to be fearing the ‘financial repercussions’ of the pandemic more than any other club in the Premier League, Daniel Levy is now ready to ‘sanction’ the sale of Kane for a world record fee of £200 million.
United are long-term admirers of the England international, and are one of the richest clubs in the world, but even then, it is hard to see them breaking the world record during a financial crisis, and especially not on a player who will be 27 in the summer, and who’s injury record doesn’t make good reading.
The Old Trafford outfit are still expected to spend big this summer, with Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish said to be the number one targets in their respective positions, and likely to set the club back in excess of £150 million.
While United are still thought to be keen to add a striker to their ranks, splashing £200 million on Harry Kane doesn’t seem likely in the slightest, though after their bold claims in the headline, the last paragraph of the Mail’s report admits Spurs’ asking price is ‘optimistic’.
We’d be tempted to add the word ‘wildly’ in there too.