Tottenham star duo on Chinese radar, preparing breathtaking £800k a week offer - report
By Matt Farr
The Chinese Super League are planning a breathtaking bid to land a top emerging English player, and Tottenham star duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli are top of the list – according to a report.
The Daily Mail claim that landing a top English footballer is now a priority and clubs would be willing to pay £800,000 per week to land their man.
Last week, former Premier League star Carlos Tevez joined the Chinese revolution on an incredible £600,000 weekly deal, while Chelsea duo Oscar and John Obi Mikel have also recently made the move, as high-profile talent continues to re-locate to East Asia.
However, their next target is an English footballer, and the Mail reports that they are looking at Tottenham duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli.
They believe that adding an Englishman to their ranks would add more credibility to the competition, amid concerns that they are simply attracting stars looking for one last mega pay-packet.
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The duo have been in formidable form for Spurs this season, and have established themselves as two of the Premier League’s biggest talents.
Kane has scored 12 goals from 18 appearances this season, on the back of two prolific campaigns that saw him net a further 59 goals from 101 matches.
He has also established himself as England’s leading-man, where has now scored five goals from 17 appearances for the national side.
Alli, meanwhile, continues his rise to fame as one for the world’s best young prospects; and has scored an incredible six goals from his last three Premier League appearances.
He now has 11 goals and four assists from 25 appearances in all competitions this season.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge and Everton midfielder Ross Barkley are also reportedly on the radar.
Representatives from the Chinese Super League are said to have already contacted intermediaries, but they are not likely to have much success this month given how crucial the pair are to Tottenham’s bid for success.
Football Insider verdict
The Chinese Super League continues to throw money at every opportunity, and that’s the way it’s going to be for the foreseeable future. Until the financial spending in Chinese football gets capped at a realistic level, Europe will continue to lose many of its big names. However, the Premier League should have no problem keeping hold of its young homegrown talent. Kane and Alli have absolutely no reason to leave White Hart Lane any time soon. Kane has long been linked with a move to Manchester United, while Alli has recently emerged as a target for Real Madrid; but China should not be an option for either player. They can both go on to play for one of the best clubs in Europe, and that could easily be achieved in the next couple of years. European glory is the ultimate goal for young, English talent, and moving to China would throw that all out the window – for a bagful of cash.
In other Tottenham news, Sky Sports pundit Andy Hinchcliffe has delivered his verdict on Spurs’ title chances.