Manchester United would be the ideal move for Tottenham striker Harry Kane next summer, says Darren Bent.
But the ex-Spurs star is unconvinced the England captain will leave, given that chairman Daniel Levy would still want £100million for him – even though he had “two weeks” left on his contract.
Tottenham are going through a tough time right now, losing two games in the Premier League rotation, as well as a draw with Sporting Lisbon in their last Champions League outing – that game ending in massive VAR drama.
One of their saving graces in that time has been star striker Kane, who has scored ten goals in 12 Premier League appearances this season.
Kane was heavily linked with a move to Premier League champions Manchester City last summer but the deal fell through after chairman Levy was unhappy with City’s offer for his talisman.
The England captain has been at Tottenham since 2004 when he joined the youth ranks. However, his current deal only has 18 months to run until it expires in the summer of 2024.
With no silverware to his name despite his incredible goalscoring record since his first-team breakthrough in north London, talkSPORT Drive host Bent says he should look to leave if Tottenham’s trophyless run continues under Antonio Conte this season.
And he knows the perfect place for Kane if the forward is to end his wait for the top honours.
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“Where is he going? Those city bubbles are gone,” he said.
Asked by a co-host if City rivals Manchester United could be a good alternative, Bent replied: “United would be perfect, they need a centre-forward.
“So that makes sense. »
However, the ex-Spurs star is unsure if Kane will want to say goodbye to the club where he has spent his entire career.
“I’m not convinced he’ll leave,” he said.
“First, Harry loves the football club. Two, someone has to sum up the money.
“It was pretty clear last season that he wanted to leave.
“Man City are the ones who insisted on the problem, clearly they never came up with enough money and thought they had offered £140m but didn’t get it.
“They clearly thought he was worth it, but Spurs thought he was worth more.
“Spurs are a club where if you don’t get the price they want you’re not going anywhere.”
Given that Kane will only have one year left on his current contract at the end of the current campaign, one would expect his price to drop given that a player’s value generally decreases the longer time passes. on his contract.
But Bent doesn’t see it that way, saying he would still cost £100million which could ultimately prevent him from leaving, even if he wanted to.
“I’m still thinking around £100million,” he said.
“There’s no way Daniel Levy will let him go for £60m. He could have two weeks left on his contract, Daniel Levy will still want £100m.
He continued, “I don’t think that’s a guarantee he’s going.”