Harry Redknapp has let slip where Harry Kane will be playing his football next season amid speculation that Manchester United are ready to rival Bayern Munich for the Tottenham star’s signature.
Kane has just a year left on his deal at Spurs and is the subject of intense transfer interest. As the record goalscorer for club and country, it is easy to see why he is a man in demand. And while he turns 30 years old this summer, Kane is still regarded as one of the game’s elite No 9s.
As a result, the likes of United, PSG and Real Madrid have all been credited with an interest.
However, the strongest interest comes from Bayern Munich with Thomas Tuchel desperate to get his hands on the England striker. The Bundesliga champions have already seen an opening offer worth an initial €70m (£60.45m) fail. But Bayern are on Thursday due to submit a second proposal to Spurs, this time for €80m (£69m).
Once again, though, that is expected to fall short. And while chairman Daniel Levy is not wanting to sell the striker, he understands the situation around Kane’s contract dictates and his valuation has reportedly been fixed at €100m (£86.3m).
Whether Bayern Munich will quite go that high remains to be seen. Bayern though do have funds to spend on a new striker and they are reportedly encouraged by Kane’s willingness to make the move.
Certainly, Levy – were he forced into the sale of his star man – would prefer to see Kane move abroad. Nonetheless, Spurs could comfortably obtain their asking price for the player were United to make their move.
Harry Redknapp reveals where Harry Kane will play next season
Ask Tottenham about their intentions for Kane and the club are offering little more than a ‘no comment’ policy. However, one line coming out of the club is that they are determined to furnish new boss Ange Postecoglou with the strongest possible side.
And their summer recruitment drive has got off to a solid start with James Maddison on Wednesday joining Guglielmo Vicario as new arrivals. The club want to next follow that up with a deal for Wolfsburg defender Micky van de Ven.
Should they be able to also keep Kane, then Spurs would go into the new season in stronger position than which they ended last.
Discussing the future of Kane, former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has let slip where he sees the striker playing next season.
“Kane is cert to stay at Tottenham. I think he is building a new house,” Redknapp revealed.
“Family would be the all-important thing for him, so there’s no chance he’s going to Bayern Munich.
“He’s not going to want to go to Germany – he’s not taking his family over there, not a chance.
“So if he stays here, unless you go to Manchester City, you’re not guaranteed to win anything.
“You could go to Man Utd and not win anything. You can go to Chelsea or anywhere else you want to go. At the moment, City are winning everything.”
‘Kane to stay at Tottenham’
“They’re on a different level – but City don’t need him.
“There’s not a move for him really so I think he’ll stay at Tottenham, I really do.
“I’m very confident about that.”
Kane and his wife Kate have three children and the family are ready to welcome a fourth child later this year. Their first daughter Ivy is six, Vivienne is four, while their son, Louis, is aged two.
And with the couple very much close to their respective parents, a move abroad does appear unlikely given their situation.
Therefore, on this occasion, perhaps Redknapp is right and Kane will stay. Whether that will see the star commit to a new deal at Spurs remains to be seen. However, it’s a scenario that cannot be ruled out at this stage.
And Tottenham fans would revel in seeing creative talent Maddison hooking up with Kane in a Spurs shirt next season.