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Tottenham set to demand massive fee up front for Harry Kane this summer

The Lilywhites are refusing to be held to ransom for their star


Tottenham are ready to demand £100m up front for Harry Kane this summer, despite the uncertainty surrounding their manager’s future and that of the Englishman amid interest in the latter from Manchester United.

Kane is having an excellent season and scored the second goal as Spurs flew into a 3-1 lead against Southampton, taking him to 21 goals in the top flight for the season, seven behind Erling Haaland, and comfortably second place in the goalscoring charts.

Spurs are not so hot, however, despite having taken 10 points from their last possible 15. Guaranteed to finish the season without a trophy to their name once more, they currently occupy fourth place but could be as low as 7th in the Premier League when Liverpool, Newcastle and Brighton have all played their games in hand on the Lilywhites.

Their star man is out of contract in 2024 as it stands, but Spurs ‘remain quietly confident that Kane will be at the club next season’ as he looks to chase down Alan Shearer’s Premier League record of 260 goals.

And, in a bid to deter potential interested parties, the Times have warned that Spurs will look to hold out for a £100m fee paid up front to let Kane leave, with Manchester United reportedly interested.

Transfer fees are usually paid in installments across the length of a players contract (hence why Chelsea were throwing around 8 year deals in January), and £100m up front would be a massive blow to any other summer business that the Red Devils planned on doing, even if they are able to shift some deadwood to balance the books somewhat.

Worse still, Tottenham will refuse to be held to ransom, and ‘are more willing to accept he [Kane] could leave on a free transfer in the knowledge that he did not cost the club anything, having come through the academy’.

Manchester United are in the market for a striker this summer, but may struggle to prise the Englishman out of north London on current viewing, and may be forced to look to the likes of Victor Osimhen or Jonathan David as possible alternatives.

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Ben Browning

Ben Browning

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