Paper Talk: Kane sets exit preference but new development could scupper move

Date published: Wednesday 14th April 2021 8:27 - Samuel Bannister

Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane has a clear idea of where he wants to go next after Tottenham, while one Liverpool star whose exit seemed certain could now stay – according to Wednesday’s transfer gossip.

KANE SETS PREFERENCE DESPITE TENSIONS

Harry Kane would prefer to join Manchester United or Manchester City rather than going abroad if he leaves Tottenham, according to The Independent.

Kane’s future at Spurs is currently in doubt despite his long association with the club. He has warned them that he will not stay just for the sake of it if they do not match his ambition.

Their subsequent slide down the table will have set off alarm bells as Kane ponders his future. He will make a decision after his involvement with England at Euro 2020.

Real Madrid have been linked with the Three Lions captain. The Spanish giants see him as a cheaper alternative to Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe.

However, it appears Kane wants to stay in the Premier League. Manchester rivals United and City have both been linked as they look for successors to Edinson Cavani and Sergio Aguero respectively.

Kane may prefer to choose either option. His pursuit of the all-time Premier League goals record may be a factor behind this.

PSG have also entered the race, as per The Independent, in the case of Mbappe leaving. However, Kane would rather stay in his current league.

Spurs – Man Utd path freezes over

But his chances of joining United have decreased because of the row between Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Jose Mourinho, according to The Sun.

Solskjaer and Mourinho have been embroiled in a public row since United’s win over Spurs at the weekend. United had a goal ruled out for Scott McTominay making contact with Son Heung-min’s face but Solskjaer hit out at the South Korean for making the most of it.

He went so far as to claim that if that had been his son, he would not have given him any food.

Mourinho took exception to those comments and said he was thankful Son’s father is a better person than Solskjaer.

With relations now frosty between the two clubs, that may scupper any potential deal between the two sides.


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