Ex-striker verdict on Kane pulling Tottenham U-turn after Levy reveal

Daniel Levy has “no chance” of convincing Harry Kane to remain at Tottenham this summer, according to Noel Whelan.

The former Premier League striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, predicted the chairman would give the green light for the Spurs superstar to leave.

Speaking to Gary Neville on The Overlap, the 27-year-old revealed he planned to have a “good, honest conversation” with Levy over his future.

Football Insider first broke the news Kane wants to leave Spurs this summer back in April.

Sky Sports now claim the England striker has informed the club of his desire to leave.

Whelan claimed talks between Kane and Levy would be “respectful” ahead of the summer.

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He suggested the Spurs chairman would agree to let the hitman leave for the right price.

Asked if Levy could convince Kane to stay this summer, Whelan told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge: No. No chance. No way, absolutely not.

“I think he has said it all now, Harry Kane. I think he’s taking the steps that he needs to and should have done last season to further his career. Tottenham are not going to win anything. 

“It’s going to be doubly harder without a Harry Kane. This is the right time for Harry Kane. He’s 27-years-old. He’s got five good years left at the top of his game if he keeps himself fit, which he does.

“Yes, he has had injury problems but I don’t think anybody will worry about that. They are not major ones that he’s had to contend with.

“He needs out of that football club. He’s been a great servant and I think the talks with Daniel Levy will be respectful between the two of them. I think he will be allowed to leave but at a price tag Daniel Levy wants.

“It won’t be a freebie for Tottenham, they will try and strain as much as they possibly can out of the buyer. You’re talking above the £100million mark. I don’t think Man United and Man City will be afraid to pay that.”

Kane still has three years left on the contract he signed back in 2018.

He has scored 32 goals in 48 appearances across all competitions this season.

In other news, Tottenham have “no problem” selling Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg as asking price revealed.