Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will not be talked into selling Harry Kane this summer, according to Peter Crouch – who knows all too well how brutal Levy can be when it comes to transfers.
Of course, that doesn’t rule out an exit abroad. But Crouch, writing for his column in the Daily Mail, has pointed to his own brutal experience with Levy to suggest how the Spurs chief will deal with Kane’s desire to leave.
“Harry Kane might want to play in the Champions League next season, but Daniel Levy simply won’t bend,” Crouch said.
“I know how tough Daniel is when it comes to deals. When I was at Spurs, I’d never caused anyone a problem, I’d scored some important goals and I thought I was going to stay for a while – but everything changed when Stoke came up with a £10million bid.
“Daniel rang me and said he had accepted the offer. I told him I didn’t want to go. He replied: ‘If you stay, you won’t get a squad number next season.’ It was that blunt. We had an exchange of views about it but there was only one outcome on the horizon.”
Essentially, Crouch is saying that Levy does not change his mind when it is set, which suggests there is a good chance Kane will be staying put this summer.
That said, anything can happen in football if the price is right. It could simply be a question of how much Kane’s suitors are willing to pay in order to change Levy’s stance.