Kane 'will leave Tottenham' in cut-price deal next year – pundit
Noel Whelan has suggested Tottenham could let Harry Kane leave for a cut-price next summer due to his sub-par performances.
The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the 28-year-old is “harming his valuation” with his indifferent form this season.
Kane has registered just 1.1 expected goals from five Premier League appearances (FBref) and is yet to net in the competition.
The England star is five goals behind early golden boot rivals Mohamed Salah and Jamie Vardy.
According to ESPN, the striker was valued at £150million by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy during the summer window.
However,Manchester City were reportedly only willing to pay £100million plus players in a potential swap deal.
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Whelan believes City will be able to return to negotiations next summer with a bid under that valuation after Kane’s early-season form.
“If anything happens with Kane it will be during the summer window,” he told Football Insider‘s Ewan Kingsbury.
“But at the minute, it’s going to be hard for Tottenham to ask for that £150million valuation.
“You can’t keep that sort of price tag on him when he’s not scoring goals.
“One way or another, that price will have to be looked at if it’s not a successful season for club or player.
“He’ll still fetch a handsome price because of the great player he is.
“But at the moment he’s not getting the service or the support he needs, and it’s harming his valuation. It’s just not clicking at the moment.”
Kane netted 33 goals across 49 games for Tottenham in all competitions last term.
He registered the most goals and assists in the Premier League.
He has notched just three times in eight games this season – with all of those goals coming in cup competitions.
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