FANS’ VIEW: Kane’s grubby tactics have tarnished his legacy with the fans… until a bid arrives from Manchester City, he should keep his head down and crack on with pre-season training at Tottenham
- It’s up to Manchester City to produce a bid big enough for Tottenham to sell
- Spurs fans don’t begrudge Kane for wanting to leave the club to win trophies
- The club are in the stronger position as Kane still has three years on his contract
There are ways to do it and ways not to do it — and this isn’t the way to do it, Harry.
Few Tottenham fans begrudge Kane a move to win the trophies his talent deserves, but by failing to turn up for training, he risks his legacy with the supporters.
If Manchester City and their bottomless pockets had a bid rejected over the weekend, you could just about understand such a provocative stance.
Tottenham striker Harry Kane failed to report for training on Monday amid transfer speculation
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is reportedly interested in signing Kane
But they haven’t. There has been no bid from the club where money is no object.
Until a bid actually arrives, Kane should have kept his head down and cracked on with pre-season training.
He is Tottenham’s best player, the club’s second all-time top goal scorer and has three years left on his deal. It’s almost impossible to put a price on what he’s worth to Spurs on and off the pitch — but anything below £150million should be dismissed out of hand.
Man City need to make a bid that will tempt Spurs chairman Daniel Levy (pictured) to sell
Why should Spurs bow to the demands of the world’s richest club? Why should they let the first man since Bobby Moore to lead England out in a major final walk away without a fight?
It makes no sense for Spurs to sell Kane, so City must make a bid that is attractive to Daniel Levy. That is how it works.
Clubs don’t want to sell their best players — until a bid comes in that is considered sufficient compensation for losing such a key man.
We all know Kane will almost certainly go but, for many Tottenham fans, his legacy will have been tarnished by these grubby tactics.