Tottenham are reportedly hopeful of stopping Harry Kane from moving to Manchester United in the summer with the Red Devils still having bad memories of dealing with the club during their move for Dimitar Berbatov in 2008. Spurs are said to have slapped a £100million pricetag on their talisman’s head in a bid to see off any interest from their Premier League rivals.
Kane’s Tottenham future is currently the subject of intense speculation amid his contract situation and the club’s on-field woes. His current deal expires in 2024 putting pressure on Daniel Levy and co to sell to avoid losing him for nothing next summer.
The club hope to discuss an extension with their star striker at the end of the campaign but there is no guarantee that he will agree after failing to win a single trophy in his 11-and-a-half years with the first team.
United have been heavily linked with a move for the 29-year-old with Erik ten Hag desperate to add a new No 9 to his ranks for next season. However, Tottenham will not be easy to deal with and the Times reports that the north Londoners are confident of resisting the Red Devils’ advances by slapping a £100m price tag on his services with the fee needing to be paid for upfront.
Tottenham believe that this will be enough to deter United especially given their dealings with each other in the past. The Red Devils are still said to have bad memories from their negotiations for Berbatov in 2008, something which contributed to their decision not to pursue a deal for Toby Alderweireld in 2018.
Spurs have a reputation for being difficult to deal with especially when it comes to Kane. The Lilywhites rejected an offer from Manchester City in 2021 worth a guaranteed £75m despite the England captain’s desire to join the Premier League champions.
Kane also has interest from abroad in the shape of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid but it appears unlikely he will accept them at this stage given his stated ambition to break Alan Shearer’s Premier League goals record.
The 29-year-old currently sits on 204 after his strike against Southampton this weekend but it is likely to take at least two years to make up the 54-goal difference to the Newcastle legend.
Only time will tell what will happen next in Kane’s developing transfer saga but Tottenham fans will be desperate for him to stay at the club for the years to come.