Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has been tipped to sell Hary Kane in the summer transfer window and use the funds to sign five transfer targets for boss Jose Mourinho. Kane recently raised doubts about his future at the north London club after he warned Spurs that he won’t stay ” for the sake of it” if the club isn’t improving.
And while Kane currently remains part of Tottenham’s plans, former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan thinks Levy won’t turn down the opportunity to sell Kane if the price is right, as a sizable fee could be reinvested in the squad.
“Spurs could not turn down the amount of money they would generate from selling Harry Kane,” Whelan told Football Insider.
“Nobody wants to see their hero leave but they also understand that the best players have ambitions and your lifespan as a footballer is very short.
“Players like Kane make clubs special but you need other players around you doing their part.”
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Gareth Bale is currently the club most expensive departure when Real Madrid spent £90million to bring the Welshman to the Bernabeu in 2013.
However, Whelan thinks Kane’s price would not only significantly dwarf Bale’s price, but he believes the England international is also worth considerably more than Manchester United’s Paul Pogba.
“Daniel Levy is a shrewd businessman and he knows he will sell for well over £100million and he will invest that back into the field with five very good players,” Whelan added.
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“If Paul Pogba is worth £90million, Kane is worth £140million.”
Kane, who came through Tottenham’s academy, has gone on to score 181 goals in 278 appearances for the club in all competitions.
However, the 26-year-old has not won any silverware in his professional career.
And Whelan thinks it wouldn’t be right to stop a player of his calibre leaving the club in search of trophies.
“You cannot hold back a player with that amount of ability,” he added. “Because he only has five years left at the top.”
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However, Kane’s future is not Levy’s only concern at the moment as Tottenham are also facing a backlash over how he is managing the club during the current coronavirus pandemic.
Tottenham decided to cut non-playing staff’s wages and furloughed others – which means employees are kept on the payroll, even though they aren’t working, with the club being able to claim 80 per cent of their employees’ wages from the government.
This not only created a problem for the club as Mourinho and the squad are still being paid in full, but that the announcement also came on the same day that Tottenham revealed Levy’s was rewarded a £3m bonus for completing the club’s new stadium.
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