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Daniel Levy ready to sanction Man United move for Tottenham ace but wants £200m

Daniel Levy wants £200million for Harry Kane

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will sanction the sale of star striker Harry Kane for £200million.

Levy’s decision is based on factors such as financial worries and discontentment with the England captain going public with his opinion on voiding the season.

According to the report, Spurs are fearful of the repercussions the current lockdown can have on their finances. With them still paying for their £1billion stadium, the worry is more than warranted.

Spurs still owe £637million on the stadium loan and £83.4million on transfer fees. With revenue inflow currently affected, Spurs have more reason than most other teams to see the current season to its conclusion.

Daniel Levy is unimpressed by Harry Kane comments
Harry Kane has rubbed Daniel Levy the wrong way

That being said, Levy is understood to have been furious at Kane’s recent comments that the Premier League season should be voided if it wasn’t completed by the end of June.

If the season does go uncompleted, Tottenham could lose around £83million. A substantial amount considering their financial commitments.

Kane also did not help his case by refusing to commit to the club for the long term. He is closing in on a return since injuring his hamstring on New Year’s Day.

The 26-year-old is truly a world-class striker with the ability to find the net coursing through his veins. The £200million asking price would beat the world record £198m that PSG paid Barcelona for Neymar in 2017. (h/t Daily Mail)

Daniel Levy is worried about Tottenham's finances
Daniel Levy will sanction a world-record move for Kane

Value for money?

In spite of Kane’s abilities, it is extremely debatable if he is worth close to the amount quoted. With the financial future of the game uncertain, Levy is aiming for the moon by quoting such a high figure.

United are short of strikers following the sale of Romelu Lukaku in the summer. The club did themselves no favour by also loaning out Alexis Sanchez without replacing either player.

There is no doubt Kane will be an exciting addition to our side. The thought of him getting to the end of balls played in by Bruno Fernandes sets a lot of pulses racing. However, at the quoted price, it remains to be seen if the United board thinks he is worth it.

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Kane is a prolific striker and one of Tottenham’s best players of the Premier League era. He has a contract at Spurs till 2024.

The English captain has 181 goals and 30 assists in 278 appearances for Spurs. He is currently third in the Tottenham Hotspur all-time goalscorers list behind Jimmy Greaves and Bobby Smith.

Written by Pranav Nair

An Engineering postgraduate with a keen interest in statistics, pop culture and football.

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