Harry Kane could well be on his way out of Tottenham Hotspur this summer, with speculation rife over his future in north London.
Kane has made it clear that he has ambitions of winning silverware – and a move to most heavily linked Manchester City would certainly give him more chances of winning trophies.
The 28-year-old’s actions in not returning to training on Monday at Hotspur Way have caused controversy, with Daniel Levy and co contemplating whether to fine their talisman for his actions.
England’s captain has caught the eye of Pep Guardiola, with Manchester City reportedly eyeing up a £150million bid for the striker as the champions aim to complete a double £250m swoop for Kane and Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish.
It is likely to take a fee of around £150m to even open talks with Spurs and Levy, as City look to replace club legend Sergio Aguero.
That price tag has ruffled the feathers of former Chelsea player Andy Townsend, who doesn’t understand the longevity in this certain deal if it was to go through.
Townsend told talkSPORT: “Harry Kane is a brilliant footballer and an outstanding goalscorer- there is no doubt about that.
“In 18 months from now, he will be knocking 31. Now if he signs a five or six-year deal which for £150m you are going to want someone to commit a minimum of five if not six or seven.
“Erling Haaland goes for about £150m, he’s going to sign somewhere for six or seven years as he’s bound to do that at his young age.
“For Harry Kane to commit to a potential five-year deal, I’m not 100% convinced at how much of a difference-maker Kane might be at 32.”
Contrary to Townsend’s opinion, Kane himself believes in his ability to play at the highest level for a number of years and has agreed with Daniel Levy’s valuation, which currently stands at in excess of £100m.
He told Gary Neville back in May: “I don’t know, I mean he [Daniel Levy] might want to sell me. He might be thinking ‘If I could get £100m for you, then why not?’… do you know what I mean? I’m not going to be worth that for the next two or three years.”
Neville, unliked Townsend, added in the conversation that he reckons the 28-year-old is worth nearer to £200m.
Approaching his 30s and with no major honours to his name, Tottenham’s number nine admitted to the former England full-back that he wants to play and compete at the top level of European football on a consistent basis.
Kane said: “I want to play the Champions League… I’m not desperate to do anything. I want to be playing in the biggest games. I’ve said before, I’d never say that I’d stay at Spurs for the rest of my career. I’d never say that I would leave Spurs.
“I still feel like I’ve got another career to play, I’ve got seven, eight, years [more] of what I’ve had so far in the Premier League. I can be even better than what I have been.”
Tottenham’s main attacking threat helped supply them with an impressive 50 goal contributions in 49 games in all competitions last season.