Harry Kane is ready to ask Tottenham to consider transfer bids for him this summer window amid rumours Manchester United are preparing a club-record offer worth up to £90m.
The England international is both the leading goalscorer and assister in the Premier League this campaign, involved in 34 goals in just 32 matches, but Tottenham have struggled despite their firepower in attack.
Defeat to Leeds United on Saturday means the club’s slim hopes of finishing in the top four have almost evaporated, with the team currently in seventh place.
Champions League football was considered a minimum requirement to ensure Kane stayed at the club, particularly with both City and United keen to prise him away.
According to The Sun, Kane is seriously considering his future and will ask Daniel Levy to entertain any reasonable bids they receive this summer.
The 27-year-old is likely not to hand in a transfer request, however, and hopes appealing to Levy will invite offers from the likes of City and the Red devils.
United are believed to be ready to make a bid of around £90m for Kane, which would represent transfer records for both teams, but that fee would be below the North London club’s valuation.
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Levy values Kane at around £175m – not shy of the world-record fee PSG paid to sign Neymar before the pandemic – but that will be almost impossible for any club to afford in the current economic climate.
Although Kane hopes his plea might soften the chairman’s stance, and Spurs are under no obligation to sell given he is still contracted to the club until 2024.
To make the player happy, Tottenham will need to show some intent in the market this summer and hire a high-profile manager – but their hunt for a new manager is not going well, having lost out on Julian Nagelsmann to Bayern.
And Kane is desperate to win silverware having failed to win any trophies at the club – most recently losing the Carabao Cup final – and is open to a move to Old Trafford.