Harry Kane to Man Utd: Levy told diabolical implications to Tottenham if transfer goes through
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has been warned about the grave outcome facing the club if they allow Harry Kane to depart for Manchester United this summer.
The England captain finds himself at something of a career crossroads despite another excellent season on a personal level. Indeed, the 29-year-old has scored 30 goals across all competitions and becoming the club’s all-time leading scorer in the process. He has also set the same mark at international level with England. Yet for Spurs, it’s been another tale of woe for the football club as a whole.
Indeed, they are currently seeking another new manager – their fourth permanent appointment since Mauricio Pochettino’s exit in 2019. To that end, all of Antonio Conte, Jose Mourinho and Nuno Espirito Santo have failed to meet demands.
And while Conte had some success in steering the club back into the Champions League, he fell on his sword after bitterly criticising the club in public.
As such, their next managerial appointment is arguably their most important one yet.
In the meantime, Kane finds himself about to enter the final 12 months of his deal. And while talks are scheduled to take place over signing an extension, there is a growing fear Kane may be ready to jump ship. Indeed, pundit and legendary striker himself, Alan Shearer, is advising Kane to do exactly that.
As a result, rumours suggesting Kane could join Manchester United are gathering serious pace. The Red Devils are in the market for a new, big-name striker – and Kane would certainly fit the bill.
Levy of course could make life difficult for United should they push to sign him.
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Kane move to Man Utd ‘could lead to Tottenham relegation’
But ultimately, the club may have little choice if they want to avoid a £100m asset leaving for free in 2024.
That leaves Levy in a hugely-difficult predicament; and now the implications of his possible exit are starting to sink in.
Indeed, so reliant on Kane for his goals and all-round play that former Spurs player Jamie O’Hara is already fearing the worst.
And while Kane’s contributions always give them hope, he fears that without him, Tottenham could ultimately suffer relegation.
O’Hara said on talkSPORT: “Well look, obviously we all hope that he sticks around and signs a new contract.
“Because Laura [speaking to Laura Woods], without Harry Kane, I seriously think we could be fighting relegation next season.”
Woods disagreed with O’Hara but he added: “We are that bad without him. We have been solely dependent on Harry Kane to score us goals and do stuff for us.
“And I think the lack of ambition that we’ve shown and the players that we’ve signed that haven’t been good enough. If he leaves, we are in big, big trouble.
“And I feel like he’s got to leave, why would he stay? The guy wants to win something, the guy deserves to win trophies. I just don’t see that changing next season.”
Kane will show lack of ambition by staying at Spurs
O’Hara is convinced that Manchester United will come calling for Kane and reckons he could make a real difference to them next season.
But were he to stay and sign a new deal, he would be virtually condemning himself to never winning silverware during his career.
Citing a lack of ambition if he does sign, O’Hara as good as challenged Kane to go out there and better himself.
He continued: “If he doesn’t leave, he lacks ambition doesn’t he? Let’s be honest.
“If he doesn’t leave and a club does come in for him and Spurs go, ‘you know what, we will probably look at having to sell you.’
“And he doesn’t go to let’s say Manchester United, then I think he lacks ambition.”
Kane has scored 278 goals in 434 appearances for Spurs and faces Leeds on Sunday in what may prove his final ever outing for the club.
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