The prospect of Harry Kane securing a near world-record summer move is “remote” due to the enormous Tottenham price tag, Football Insider has been told.
The Spurs talisman’s future has become a massive talking point amid the collapse of the club’s title pursuit and the growing prospect of another season without a trophy.
Football Insider reported earlier this week that a big-money Tottenham player exit this summer is “inevitable” due to the massive finance hit caused by the pandemic.
The London giants announced a whopping £63.9m loss in their most recent set of financial results and chairman Daniel Levy has already warned the club will lose an “irrecoverable” £150million this season if the stadium remains shut to fans.
For supporters, the elephant in the room is the future of star man and prize asset Kane.
A source with knowledge of Spurs’ financial situation has told Football Insider that two factors key to fan’s hopes of keeping the striker are a market decimated by Covid and the fee Levy will demand.
That was reported by the Mail earlier this week to be £150m for a player widely regarded as one of the best in Europe.
Kane turns 28 in July but is at the peak of his powers and Spurs also have the comfort of him being tied to a long-term deal until 2024.
The source explained the chances of potential suitors Man City, Man United or the likes of Real Madrid or Paris Saint-Germain paying £150m for Kane as well as a salary of more than £200,000-a-week are “remote”.
The financial cost is simply too high.
Europe’s leading clubs have reported huge losses for 2019-20 and they are set to be even higher this season after almost an entire campaign without fans.
A £150m fee would be a British transfer record and make Kane the third most expensive footballer of all time after Paris Saint-Germain pair Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
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