Clubs would have to be “desperate” to meet Tottenham Hotspur’s valuation for Harry Kane next summer, according to journalist Paul Brown.
What’s the latest news involving Kane?
Fresh from Newcastle United’s £305million takeover being completed last week, former Magpies midfielder Darren Ambrose has called for the new hierarchy to splash the cash by signing England captain Kane.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Kane publicly confirmed he wanted to leave his current employers during the summer transfer window due to growing frustrated at a lack of silverware despite scoring 227 goals in 346 appearances for the club.
It led to interest and Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola revealed he was keen to add Kane to his squad before the deadline at the end of August.
However, Guardiola was left frustrated as, a matter of days before the window slammed shut, Kane confirmed he would be remaining at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium following failed City bids.
What has Paul Brown said about Kane?
Kane remains Spurs’ highest earner thanks to his £200,000-per-contract which still has three years remaining.
Brown believes potential suitors, including Newcastle and Manchester City, would have to shatter the British transfer record fee of £100million – which saw Jack Grealish move to the Etihad Stadium from Aston Villa in August – if they want to strike a deal next summer.
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But the journalist has warned clubs should think twice about meeting Spurs’ asking price for the 28-year-old.
Brown told GIVEMESPORT: “I think you would have to be quite desperate to pay what Spurs want for Kane next summer because there’s even less bargaining room there for the club.
“I think a lot will depend on just what Kane wants to do. Will he agitate again? Will this all blow up in Spurs’ faces? We’ll have to wait and see.
“I can’t see another striker coming into Spurs anytime soon.”
How has Kane performed so far this season?
Kane has returned to Spurs after coming in for criticism during the international break, but England boss Gareth Southgate refused to add fuel to the fire following the 1-1 draw with Hungary in midweek.
The frontman has yet to score a Premier League goal this season, despite making six appearances in the competition.
Prior to the international break, former striker Gabby Agbonlahor claimed Spurs head coach Nuno Espirito Santo should drop Kane due to his loss of form.