Manchester City have made a £100m bid for Tottenham Hotspur captain Harry Kane, who expressed his desire to win silverware after the end of a frustrating season. City are open to include players in addition to cash as they try to replace the club legend Sergio Aguero, who joined Barcelona on a free transfer.
Spurs value Kane above £120m, and are expected to reject City’s bid despite Kane’s desire to leave in search of trophies. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, who appointed Juventus’ former football office Fabio Paratici as the club’s new managing director of football, said earlier this month that he sympathises with Kane’s frustrations on winning trophies.
The chairman added “All I will say is his frustrations in not winning are shared by me and all the fans and players. We all want to win. One of the items that Fabio will have to deal with when he comes in is which players are going to be retained, which will be asked to look for other clubs.”
“There is a market out there. What we want and what other clubs want is not always possible to achieve. We will do whatever is right for the club.”
Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said after the Champions League final defeat that they would be actively looking to bring in quality players during the summer. With Man City playing their opening game next season away to Tottenham, Daniel Levy would try his best to persuade Kane not to leave.
Meanwhile, Kane, who is playing for England in the Euro 2020 said that the speculations around his future is not affecting his performances. The Tottenham forward has failed to score a goal in games against Croatia and Scotland, and was substituted by Gareth Southgate after his underwhelming performances.
Speaking to reporters about the substitution, Kane said “Gareth [Southgate] is within his rights to make the changes he thinks are best for the team.”
“What we’ve learned over past tournaments is about trying to peak at the right time. The best time to be peaking is in the knockout stages and hopefully kick on from there.”
“Maybe in Russia there were times, towards the quarter and semi-final, when I wasn’t as sharp as I wanted to be. In the end we didn’t get to where we wanted to go, maybe partly for that reason.”
“It’s about managing the squad, making sure everyone is feeling as fit and sharp as possible. In my case, it was a tough couple of games and it’s about making sure I’m right for the rest of them.”
“I didn’t have any issues. I didn’t feel physically I wasn’t up to it. I felt going into those games as good as I’ve felt all season, if I’m honest.”
Source: Sky Sports