There is a belief that Tottenham Hotspur could sell star forward Harry Kane in 12 months' time, according to the print edition of The Sunday Sun (page 64).
What is the latest transfer news involving Harry Kane?
With the England captain thought to want to leave North London in pursuit of the game's major trophies, the report suggests those behind the scenes feel as if the transfer window will be much stronger next season.
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Indeed, Kane isn't believed to be ready to outright ask for a move given his strong emotional connection to the club but, given stadia could start to welcome back crowds from next season onwards, Spurs feel as if football finances may recover somewhat after the COVID19-pandemic.
How much would it cost to sign Harry Kane?
The Sun suggest Spurs chairman Daniel Levy values the 27-year-old at £175m, which would make him the second-most expensive player of all time, behind Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar.
Manchester United are believed to be readying a £90m bid which clearly falls some way short of that valuation though Ian McGarry of The Transfer Window Podcast did recently claim the club's Glazer family ownership are prepared to spend big this summer in an effort to appease protesting supporters, so perhaps they'd be willing to get even closer to Spurs' valuation if talks were opened.
How many goals has Kane scored this season?
Though Kane has clearly been one of Europe's leading marksmen for around half a decade now, the 2020/21 campaign has proved incredibly fruitful for him on a personal basis.
21 goals and 13 assists has him leading both charts in the Premier League while 1.4 key passes per game average (via WhoScored) is the highest he's ever managed in the division across the course of his career.
Would it make sense to sell him in a year?
Clearly, it's difficult to suggest a club should ever sell a player quite as talented as Kane but, next summer, he will only have two years left on his contract.
While that isn't necessarily a cause for alarm, the fact he reportedly wants to leave would suggest he may be unlikely to sign a new deal - particularly if Spurs continue to struggle to qualify for the Champions League - so trying to recoup a big fee for him while they still can would be a prudent move financially.
If finances do go back to something at least approaching normal and players such as Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe move clubs, Kane does look like the elite option for one of Europe's traditionally big spenders who don't land either the Norwegian or the Frenchman to sign as a response.News Now - Sport News