Tottenham legend Glenn Hoddle believes the club will have to consider selling talisman Harry Kane should Manchester City offer £150million for the England captain.
Kane has yet to make any public comment on his Spurs future since returning to the country from his holiday. But it has been widely reported that he is keen to leave the club and sign for Premier League champions City. Indeed, they are reportedly planning an increased offer to try and twist Tottenham’s arm.
Speaking exclusively to TEAMtalk at a BT Sport event, Tottenham legend Hoddle believes Spurs chairman Daniel Levy would have to consider the sale for Kane if City were to make a £150million offer that would shatter the British record £100million fee they paid to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa earlier this month.
“I would think that £150million is the level that City need to go to if they are to convince Daniel Levy to consider selling,” Hoddle told us.
“I’m not sure whether City will go to that level as I’m sure they would want to include some players in part exchange as part of the deal, but what players would want to go in that scenario? I always felt that was not going to happen.
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“I always felt the money needed to be pushed up and if they did go to £150million, that would be at a level where Daniel Levy would have to say Kane is worth that and maybe a bit more. If Grealish is worth £100million, Kane has to be worth that much more.
“As a Spurs man, I’m hoping it doesn’t happen and he stays, but if Harry wants to go, then it has to be for the correct money and I think £150million would be a just figure.”
Hoddle on Kane, Tottenham stand-off
Hoddle went on to suggest the stand-off between Tottenham and Kane over his future in the last few weeks has been inevitable, with confusion over when the player would report back for training and suggestions that he may have missed his return date.
“There are still three years left on Harry’s contract and that was always going to make it difficult to do a deal for him this summer,” added the former England boss.
“Spurs fans know what a fantastic job he has done for the club and he deserves success. If they is going to be away from Tottenham, you can’t begrudge him in many ways.
“As long as the money is put back into the team and invested properly, I think the fans would understand a deal of that scale.”
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