The latest on the Kane situation


The Harry Kane situation: Favourites for his signature, striker’s preference, price-tag revealed and Spurs’ statement

 

A series of updates surrounding Harry Kane’s potential exit from Tottenham have come to the fore on Monday evening.

Kane wants out

The bombshell news which Spurs fans across the globe were no doubt long dreading was finally forthcoming a short time ago.

This came in the form of word that star hitman Harry Kane has informed the club of his desire to move on in the summer, in search of silverware.

The revelation, originally brought to the fore by Sky Sports News, has since been picked up on by a host of sources across the English media, amid the seemingly widespread understanding that Kane is indeed eyeing a new adventure.

This of course comes just weeks after the gifted attacker sent tongues wagging, in opening up on his desire to secure ‘team prizes’ over the coming years of his career.

After being named the Premier League Player of the Year at the London Football Awards, Kane explained:

‘When I look back at the end of my career, these are all the things I’ll go over and take in a little bit more, but the goal right now as a player is to win team trophies.’

‘As much as this is great, I want to be winning the biggest team prizes. We’re not quite doing that. It’s bittersweet, but it is what it is.’

Etihad bound?

So, what exactly does news of Kane’s desire for pastures new mean?

In the aftermath of Sky’s report surfacing, a host of further updates on the situation have since been forthcoming.

First was an official statement released by Tottenham, in response to the matter. The north Londoners, for their part, have moved to play down the mounting speculation surrounding their star man, by insisting that the focus of all at the club remains on finishing out the season in a positive manner:

Does Spurs’ refusal to shut the chatter down, though, point further towards the validity of claims that the club’s talisman does indeed want out?

Such an assumption would certainly appear to line up with claims from elsewhere that Daniel Levy and co. have come to a decision on their demands for Kane.

The price-tag? £150 million, or, alternatively, £120 million, plus a significant player in return.

Finally is an insight into where Kane, realistically, could end up this summer.

Initial reports suggested that the trio of Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City had all made their interest in the hitman’s signature clear, with Kane himself keen to remain in the Premier League.

Now, though, it appears that the Englishman has narrowed his sights to one of the aforementioned sides in particular – Man City.

According to talkSPORT, amongst others, the Etihad represents Kane’s favoured summer landing spot, with the hitman evidently of the opinion that linking up with Pep Guardiola’s men would provide him with the best chance at bagging the elusive first title of an otherwise stellar career.

In terms of bookmaker odds, Betfair have the Citizens’ Manchester neighbours United as early frontrunners, with the Red Devils coming in at 7/4 as things stand.

Whatever the case proves to be, a hectic couple of weeks look set to be in store in north London, with Kane keen to have his future sorted by the time next month’s European Championships roll around.

 

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 36 47 83
2 Manchester United FC 36 28 70
3 Leicester City FC 36 21 66
4 Chelsea FC 36 22 64
5 Liverpool FC 36 21 63
6 Tottenham Hotspur FC 36 22 59
7 West Ham United FC 36 10 59
8 Everton FC 36 3 56
9 Arsenal FC 36 12 55
10 Leeds United 36 4 53
11 Aston Villa FC 36 7 49
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 36 -14 45
13 Crystal Palace FC 36 -21 44
14 Southampton FC 36 -16 43
15 Burnley FC 36 -18 39
16 Newcastle United FC 36 -19 39
17 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 36 -5 38
18 Fulham FC 36 -24 27
19 West Bromwich Albion 36 -37 26
20 Sheffield United FC 36 -43 20
Player Team Goals
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 22
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 22
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 17
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 17
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 16
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 15
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 13
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 13
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 13
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 12
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 12
Wood, Chris Burnley FC 12
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 12
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 11
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 11
Iheanacho, Kelechi Leicester City FC 11
Pereira, Matheus West Bromwich Albion 10
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 10
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 10
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 9



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