Kieran Maguire: Levy will force Kane to back down after intriguing Tottenham update
Daniel Levy does not like to include release clauses in Tottenham players’ contracts and is unlikely to break the habit for Harry Kane.
So says finance guru Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the England skipper’s reported contract demands.
Eurosport claimed on 14 September that Kane would consider signing a new deal after he failed to force an exit in the summer.
However, it is understood that the 28-year-old will only put pen to paper if the contract includes a release clause.
But Maguire explains that Levy will not want to cede the upper hand in future negotiations by limiting the fee he might receive for his prize asset.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “It puts a limit on how much you can make from a single transaction.
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“There is a lot of logic, from the player’s perspective, in using it as a negotiation ploy.
“What happens if you have a player coming through who has a £30m release clause, whose market value is now £60m?
“A release clause is always in favour of the player and never in the club. Daniel Levy knows this. You can understand him taking that approach.
“He has been able to ensure Kane has stayed at Spurs this season precisely because he didn’t have a release clause.
“You compare that to Jack Grealish, where the release clause was £100m. I can’t see Levy sanctioning that.
“When there are big clubs sniffing around, they are happy to trigger those clauses. So it acts as insurance for Spurs not to have release clauses.”