Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane reportedly expects to stay at Tottenham if a deal with Bayern Munich isn’t reached before the first Premier League game of the season.
According to Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol, Harry Kane believes that to leave after that would be unfair to the club.
“I think he feels, out of respect for Tottenham, and also the new manager Ange Postecoglou, it would be unfair for him to leave once the season has started.
“It’s almost a deadline of sorting out Kane’s future by the first game of the season, otherwise he stays.”
However, according to Solhekol, Spurs are open to selling Harry Kane after that if their valuation is met.
Chairman Daniel Levy has remained steadfast in his £100 million valuation of the England striker. Bayern Munich have so far not bid above £81 million.
Bayern’s record transfer fee is still the £80 million they paid to Atletico Madrid in 2019 for Lucas Hernandez. Despite the stalemate in negotiations, the Bundesliga champions remain confident a deal will be done.
They intend to offer Kane a 5-year contract and make him their highest-paid player. It’s hard to see Levy budging and realistically, Bayern will have to make him a satisfactory offer.
His position is somewhat weakened by the fact Kane has only one year remaining on his contract. There is no way Spurs can let a player like Kane leave for free. If they’re going to make any money on him, it has to be now. Whether or not they’ll allow themselves to be held to ransom remains to be seen.
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail reports that Tottenham have identified Nottingham Forest’s Brennan Johnson as a potential Kane replacement. They are preparing a bid of around £50 million, which will be needed to outbid the likes of Brentford and Aston Villa.
Johnson (22) scored 8 goals in his debut Premier League campaign and is considered a striker with elite potential.