Ex-manager makes 'monstrous' Kane-Tottenham transfer claim amid update via Sky
Alex McLeish has insisted it will take a “monstrous” offer to prise Harry Kane from Tottenham this summer.
The former Scotland manager, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the 27-year-old may be wishing he could get out his long-term contract.
As reported by Sky Sports on Tuesday (June 22nd), Manchester City have launched a £100million bid for the Spurs striker.
It is said City are open to including players in addition to the money as Tottenham look for a deal worth at least £120million-plus.
However, Kane still has three years left on his contract in north London.
As such, McLeish insisted Spurs could demand an “off the charts” price tag.
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McLeish told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “Woah, £100million. I mean, come on.
“We felt when Trevor Francis went to Nottingham Forest for £1million, that was just off the charts. Now it’s £100million. Trevor, I think, was a world record at the time.
“Now, £100million, people are not surprised at that kind of price for top, top players. (Erling) Haaland has been bandied about at those kinds of figures and Harry too, rightly so.
“What he’s done in the game, his goals for England, it’s no surprise to see £100million. You think many, many years ago, some of our top players way back in the day, they would be gobsmacked at these figures.
“It’s monstrous money but that’s the only type of money that would get him out of his club. Harry might be saying: ‘I wish I was a free transfer.’ John Marc Bosman made everybody very, very rich.
“Harry has three years to go so Spurs call the shots in terms of how much he’s going to cost and how much they would let him go for. “