Gabriel Agbonlahor has made a big claim that Harry Kane will snub potential big-money moves away from Tottenham to stay at the club “for the rest of his career”.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Aston Villa forward claimed that the top clubs in European football would be unwilling to meet Spurs chairman Daniel Levy’s valuation of the England skipper.
Kane is still widely regarded as a £200million asset, despite the fact that he will turn 28 next summer.
With age not his side, Agbonlahor thinks that not even the richest teams in world football would pay up.
“He’s 27 now, he’ll soon be 28 is that the sort of age where clubs are like ‘Hmm, we’re not sure’,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider.
“Daniel Levy is not going to let him leave on the cheap. Even though he’s an outstanding striker and England’s best striker, I don’t think clubs are going to pay the fee that Spurs will want for a 27, 28 year old.
“I feel like he will stay at Spurs for the rest of his career.
“I do actually think that Spurs will win a trophy this year. They’ve got the team there they’ve got the squad, and they’ve got the manager who knows how to do it.”
Kane has been in magnificent form in the early stages of the new campaign. The attacker has notched 11 goals and added nine assists in all competitions.
He will also lead England again in their upcoming Nations League games against Belgium and Iceland.
Ndombele still has work to do
Jose Mourinho insists Tanguy Ndombele still has a long way to go if he’s to reach his “huge” potential.
Ndombele, who became the club’s record signing last summer, has improved after a shaky debut season.
Both the Frenchman and Mourinho have reflected on the player’s struggles, after clashes between the pair. Ndombele’s fitness has improved and he has claimed that he has settled further with more time in England.
Mourinho, meanwhile, said earlier this year that he could sense an “evolution” in the midfielder’s game.
But while the Portuguese boss has more recently said that he is “happy” with Ndombele’s progress, he has outlined that completing 90 minutes without fitness problems surfacing remains a key hurdle in his development.
“My way to show it is fighting a lot against that state of mind. In this moment I am happy. I still think he can do better, his potential is huge, so yes he is doing well.” Read more…