Daniel Levy could price Harry Kane out of a move from Tottenham to either Manchester City or Manchester United this summer, according to Alan Hutton.
The former Spurs defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the Lilywhites’ chairman would hold out for a “premium” figure despite the impact of the pandemic on transfer fees.
Kane reignited speculation of a possible departure on Sunday by admitting to Sky Sports he would decide his future plans after this summer’s European Championships.
Tottenham have faltered under Jose Mourinho this season and currently sit sixth in the Premier League table.
They have been knocked out of the FA Cup and the Europa League, although they have reached the final of the League Cup.
Despite Spurs’ struggles, Kane has still managed to score 27 goals and contribute a further 16 assist.
The 52-cap hitman, who has scored 215 goals in 327 appearances for Tottenham, currently has a contract until 2024.
Hutton cited both Manchester clubs as possible suitors for Kane.
However, he insisted Levy held all the cards in deciding the striker’s future.
“The problem with Daniel Levy is he’ll have a figure in his head,” Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.
“He will not move from there because he’s got three years left, he doesn’t have to sell him. He doesn’t need to do anything.
“He’s got all the ace cards, he’s quite happy just sitting there. He’ll say, ‘I want £150million and if you’re not going to pay that, don’t phone me back’.
“It’s going to weed out all the clubs that are going to try and get a Harry Kane on the cheap. I think there are certain players that it’s (the pandemic) not really going to affect if that makes sense.
“When you’re talking about the lower market, then yes, you can maybe get a deal but when we’re talking about the elite players, I still think that there’ll be a premium on them. Harry Kane’s no different.
“Whoever comes in to buy him, whether it be a Manchester City or that type of team, a Manchester United. I still believe they’re going to have to pay top dollar for him.”