If “average midfielders” are routinely signed for £70-80million then the market dictates that Harry Kane is worth at least £100m to Tottenham.
That is according to ex-Premier League forward Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Kane was quoted by Sky Sports saying he would consider his Spurs future after this summer’s European Championship.
His comments came after journalist David Ornstein told Sky Sports that the 27-year-old would “like to leave Tottenham.”
The likes of Kai Havertz and Nicolas Pepe have come to the Premier League for £70m-plus fees in the past two seasons.
Whelan claims that Kane is proportionately far more valuable and that Spurs should be looking for a mammoth sum for their talisman if they are forced to sell.
He told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs: “You’ve got to be looking at £100m minimum for a player of that ability.
“When you think about what other players have gone for, £70-80m for average midfield players who will create goals and maybe score five or six goals a season.
“But we’re talking about a natural goalscorer who will get 25-30 if you give him the right service. When you look at the percentage of how many games they probably win from a Harry Kane goal, he’s definitely worth at least £100m.”
Kane is Spurs’ top earner besides on-loan Gareth Bale and signed a six-year deal in 2018 worth a reported £200,000 per week.
He leads both scoring and creation charts in the Premier League this season with 17 goals and 13 assists in 27 matches.