Sir Alex Ferguson’s previous Daniel Levy verdict pinpoints Man City’s Harry Kane transfer issues – Football.London

The future of Harry Kane remains uncertain as we approach the start of the 2021/22 season.

The Tottenham striker, who was absent from training on Monday and Tuesday, has been heavily linked with a big-money move to Manchester City throughout the summer, but Spurs are determined to keep hold of the 28-year-old.

Kane, who has won three Premier League Golden Boots, is still yet to win a major honour with Tottenham and has spoken about his frustration in the past.

Spurs are said to want at least £160million for the England captain, but even then, chairman Daniel Levy will not be keen on selling his prized asset.

Levy is notoriously difficult to negotiate with and that’s part of the reason why Spurs have got so many good deals – from a business sense – in recent years.

Sir Alex Ferguson, who dealt with Levy on more than one occasion during his long spell as Manchester United boss, wrote about the Tottenham chief in his official autobiography back in 2013 – and these resurfaced comments pinpoint why Man City may be struggling in their attempts to sign Kane.

Referencing the £18.6m signing of Michael Carrick from Tottenham in 2006, Ferguson said: “I must say negotiations were very difficult and went on for ages.

“I always remember I thought it was done and David Gill phoned me on the golf course to say they want more. Typical Daniel Levy.

“It was very hard to negotiate but, at the end of the day, we got it through and, ever since he joined us, he’s had a fantastic career.”

Ferguson then described the negotiations to sign Dimitar Berbatov for £30.75m two years later as “more painful than [his] hip replacement!”

However, despite joking about Levy’s stubborn nature, the Manchester United icon also spoke about his admiration of the Spurs chairman.

“You can’t discuss both sides of the issue with Daniel,” Ferguson added

“It’s about him, and Tottenham, nothing more, which is no bad thing from his club’s perspective.”

As mentioned above, Kane failed to show up to either of Tottenham’s training sessions so far this week.

The England striker was due to return on Monday to undergo a Covid test at Hotspur Way, but was absent, fuelling the speculation over where his future lies.

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