A new story about Harry Kane’s future is doing the rounds, and on the face of it, it’s not good news for Tottenham fans.
But there is more to this one that the headline…
The Athletic have published a story claiming Harry Kane wants to leave Spurs this summer to seek a new challenge elsewhere.
Manchester City and Manchester United and said to be the clubs interested in Kane, who has apparently grown tired of Tottenham’s lack of progress in recent months.
However, the report suggests two things that must become clear before the striker’s future is decided.
Firstly, it is believed Spurs’ stance is that Kane is not for sale at any price. A possible figure of £120 million is mentioned, but even that is said to be potentially too low.
That’s one thing that must become clear: is Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy willing to come down on his huge valuation of the club’s prized asset?
So what’s the other thing? Well, the Athletic says it remains unclear whether the Manchester clubs or any other suitors are willing to pay big money for Kane when younger options – like Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe – may be available.
All of which suggests Spurs could well keep Kane this summer, simply because he will be unaffordable. But, of course, anything can happen.