Tottenham now have around half a month remaining of the summer transfer window and their main objective is clear: keep Harry Kane at the club.
The 28-year-old is still being heavily linked with a move to Premier League champions Manchester City as he seeks to add major honours to his growing list of personal accolades.
Spurs have not been able to offer that to Kane at the time of writing, and the feeling is that the England captain is becoming increasingly frustrated with this reality.
So, with City sniffing around Kane, the Tottenham striker could be more than tempted to make a big-money move to the Etihad Stadium, given their recent record in major competitions.
City are ready to splash out €150million (£127million), according to Fabrizio Romano, writing for the Guardian, to try and test Daniel Levy’s resolve.
With Kane still having three years remaining on his contract in north London, it could well mean that Spurs reject this bid – if it does come in – for last season’s Golden Boot winner.
However, according to former Tottenham and France star David Ginola, there is nothing Levy can do about Kane’s future if the striker has made his mind up about where he wants to play his football.
“If Harry Kane has made his mind up about leaving Spurs then there’s nothing you can do about that because the pressure is on the club, on him and the players,” Ginola said to talkSPORT.
“This is a problem. You are starting the season and you always want to start the season on the good foot. I think the situation about Kane and Tottenham, it’s about the entire club. And a question of respect as well.
“Tottenham is a huge club now. For Harry Kane, does he want to stay at Spurs and make them great?
“For Daniel Levy, it’s a huge task because the fans are waiting for the decision and hopefully the decision will be for Harry to stay because if you want to win trophies then you need to keep the best players and invest in other players.”
Spurs take on Manchester City in their opening Premier League fixture on Sunday afternoon and Kane could feature against the champions who so desperately want him.
According to a report from Sky Sports on Thursday afternoon, Kane could rejoin his Spurs team-mates in training on Friday, if he can return a negative coronavirus test following his period of self-isolation.
The England international, who inspired his country to the Euro 2020 final earlier in the summer, has been staying at Spurs’ training ground hotel, The Lodge, after returning from his holiday last Saturday, the report claims.
Source by Football London