By Kieran Maguire

12th Jul, 2021 | 12:28pm

Maguire: Levy is playing the 'one card he has' amid Tottenham-Kane release clause claim

Daniel Levy is playing the “price card” to try and deter suitors from snapping up Tottenham superstar Harry Kane.

That is according to finance boffin Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about comments made by Man City boss Pep Guardiola.

He told Catalan network TV3 (via Sky Sports on 7th July): “At the prices (quoted) we are not going to buy any strikers. It is impossible, we cannot afford it.”

That comes after this site revealed that on 9th July that Man United have moved into pole position to sign the 28-year-old England skipper.

A United source told Football Insider that Spurs have asked for £100million plus two first-team stars in part-exchange.

Maguire insists that pricing City and United out of a move is the only weapon that Spurs supremo Levy has in his arsenal.

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“Daniel Levy is playing the one card that he has, the price card,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“It looks as though Harry Kane doesn’t have a release clause in his contract which otherwise might have made him more accessible to other clubs.

“Levy doesn’t want to lose him and is relying on the fact that Kane is a thoroughly decent human being. He’s not going to down tools or refuse to play.

Kane suffered European Championship heartbreak as England lost to Italy on penalties in Sunday’s final.

He netted four times at the tournament in total.

In other news, pundit urges Tottenham to follow up latest signing with another new defender deal after “agreement reached.”