Tottenham report: Harry Kane ready to leave Spurs this summer
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane will force a move this summer, according to reports
Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane is ready to call time on his Spurs career this summer and look for a move elsewhere.
The Lilywhites sit within the top four but are stuck in a rut under manager Antonio Conte, following last weekend's 3-3 draw away at Southampton. Though the season began with some pundits suggesting that Tottenham could challenge the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the table, Spurs are set for a 15th season without silverware, instead.
Conte is looking ever likely to leave his managerial post in the coming weeks – and now the north Londoners are facing the prospect of losing their talisman and record goalscorer, too.
According to the Mirror, Kane wants out from Tottenham with chairman Daniel Levy having two choices: to either sell or let his greatest asset run his contract down.
England captain Kane is out of contract in 2024, the summer that he turns 31. He'll be free to leave the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for free, making the next transfer window Levy's last realistic chance to sell.
The Times, meanwhile, says that Tottenham would only consider selling Kane for £100m, with the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester United and Bayern Munich all linked with the forward in the last couple of years.
United may well be the most likely. Kane is just 57 goals shy of Alan Shearer's all-time Premier League goalscoring record and could favour a move to another English side in order to surpass the Newcastle United legend. Additionally, it is unlikely that Real Madrid or Bayern would offer a nine-figure sum for a player over 30.
After breaking Jimmy Greaves' long-standing goalscoring record with Spurs, Kane is now poised to do the same with England. The Three Lions skipper is level with Wayne Rooney on 53 goals and takes on Italy and Ukraine in this week's Euro 2024 qualifiers.
Kane is valued at €90 million by Transfermarkt.
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Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.
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