Harry Kane is “not worth £ 160million” with Tottenham’s reported assessment of the fugitive striker labeled “unjustifiable”.
The England captain has still not shown up for Spurs training as scheduled this week, and talkSPORT has been told he will have to ‘stay and play’ if the club stick to their unbelievable price tag.
Kane’s clash with Spurs is expected to continue, having effectively gone on strike as he seeks to arrange a move to Manchester City.
The forward, who turned 28 last week, did not show up for training on Monday or Tuesday, and although it is announced that he will return by the weekend, it is unclear what his future holds for him.
The latest reports claim the Premier League champions are ready to pay £ 130million for Kane and are confident they can secure the deal.
However, City were warned that there was no way Daniel Levy would back down from his asking price, with the President demanding more than £ 160million for his main asset and talisman.
And former Tottenham striker Darren Bent is stunned by the figure, insisting it wouldn’t be good value for money.
“Harry Kane is one of the best center-forward in the world, but he’s not worth £ 160million,” Bent said on talkSPORT Breakfast.
“He’s 28 now, he’s had injuries… what are you going to get out of it, four or five?” I don’t think it justifies that much money.
“Man City have the money to do it, but Pep Guardiola and the owners are probably thinking ‘no, £ 160million is too much’.
“Maybe £ 100million or £ 120million is more realistic for Harry Kane.
“But if Daniel Levy says he wants £ 140million, £ 150million, £ 160million and Manchester City are not willing to pay that, no one will pay him.
“And then Harry will have to stay and play.”
Former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp also joined talkSPORT to offer his reaction to Kane’s strike, with the veteran coach admitting his surprise at the center-forward’s behavior.
And, having worked closely with Levy during his four years at the helm of White Hart Lane, he insists the president will only approve a deal if its full assessment is reached.
“As much as I love Harry, he’s a fantastic player and a big boy, but he’s in a tough spot,” he said on Tuesday.
“Because if Daniel doesn’t get the money he wants, he won’t say, ‘we love you Harry, you’ve been a great servant and we’re going to let you go for that amount.’
“He’s going to want the full amount before he lets him go.” Unless Daniel gets the money he wants, that won’t happen.
“If he wants £ 160million and someone offers £ 130million or £ 140million, they won’t get it.
“Daniel will not move.”
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