Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson has warned Harry Kane that he is running out of options because of how things are in the transfer market right now.
football.london understands that Daniel Levy will not consider a sale of his star man unless an offer of around £150million is made before the end of this transfer window by Manchester City.
Rumours circulated that the England captain had missed training in an attempt to force a move away from the club this summer, but Kane recently published a statement on social media in which he clarified his current position and denied that he had refused to train.
“It’s almost ten years since I made my Spurs debut. For every one of those years, you – the fans – have shown me total support and love,” he said on his Twitter account.
“That’s why it hurts to read some of the comments that have been made this week, questioning my professionalism.
“While I won’t go into the specifics of the situation, I want to clarify that I would never, and have never, refused to train.”
Still, with Spurs’ transfer stance clear, some of the biggest clubs in Europe cannot afford to sign him as of now, meaning his only realistic destination is the Etihad.
That is the opinion of ex-Spurs shot stopper, Robinson, anyways.
“It all comes down to Spurs’ financial position and what they want to do, what fee they want to get for him,” he told Gambling.com.
“If you look at world football, Harry Kane’s options are getting narrower and narrower.
“City have just paid £100million for Jack Grealish. And apart from Manchester City there’s probably only one club in Europe who can afford to buy Kane and that’s Bayern Munich.”
Robinson continued by explaining that Kane’s position has been weakened due to the financial state of football across Europe, with giants like Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan struggling to compete financially with some of their European rivals.
However, City remain interested, and Robinson thinks that anything over £100million is a good deal for Tottenham.
“It seems there’s only one club willing to pay over £100million for Harry Kane and that’s Manchester City,” he said.
“Kane is 28 now and hasn’t been able to play a full season uninjured for the last four seasons. Yes, his stats add up and he guarantees you goals but he’s 28 and has problems with his ankles as well as having a hamstring operation last year.
“So for Spurs to get more than £100m for him would actually be a good deal, especially since he wants to leave.”
City have already seen a £100million proposal rejected by Levy earlier in the window, but the Premier League champions are not giving up just yet, and could go back in for their top striker target later in the window.
However, City boss Pep Guardiola has said that if Spurs are not willing to negotiate, that could spell the end of any chance of his side securing a deal.