Pundit slams Levy for 'desperate' ploy to keep Kane after Tottenham update

Daniel Levy’s attempt to lure Mauricio Pochettino back to Tottenham is a desperate ploy to keep hold of Harry Kane. 

That is according to ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively after Football Insider revealed the latest in the Spurs-Pochettino saga.

A dramatic return to north London for the 49-year-old is unlikely as current employers Paris Saint-Germain are reluctant for him to leave.

Spurs have held talks with Pochettino over the possibility of him re-signing.

The Argentine spent four-and-a-half seasons with Spurs, overseeing the meteoric rise of goalscorer supreme Kane.

Kane, who is under contract until 2024, told friends that he is keen to leave the club this summer and has since made that desire public.

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Kenny sees Levy’s attempts to return to an old flame in Pochettino as a not-so-subtle strategy to persuade the 27-year-old to stay.

“I think it’s just desperation,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“Is it a ploy from Levy to keep Harry Kane? That could be it, getting his old manager in to convince him to stay. But I’d be very surprised if it comes off.

“He’s not even had a year there yet. The only thing you would question is, do they want him out? He’s not won a lot there when you look at the players he’s got.

“But for Levy to be backtracking on why he sacked him in the first place isn’t good, in my opinion.”

Kane finished 2020-21 as the Premier League’s top scorer for the third time in his career, netting 23 times.

The England skipper was also the division’s number one creator after laying on 14 assists.

In other news, Patrick Bamford told to snub Tottenham offer and stay at Leeds United.