Tottenham Chief have reportedly set an eye-popping asking price for Harry Kane as Manchester city keen on the 27-years old striker.
It’s no secret that the England international could leave Tottenham, having appeared to say his goodbyes to fans and teammates.
The England captain is set to be the subject of a bidding war between neighbours Man City and Man United this summer, with Kane suggesting he has a gentleman’s agreement with the club to allow him to leave.
However, it may so happen that he ends up turning out for Spurs in the Europa Conference League next season.
Despite Kane’s desire for trophies and Champions League football, Tottenham chief Daniel Levy has reportedly increased the 27-year-old’s price tag to £200m, according to reports.
Such a significant figure would likely price the Manchester City,with Chelsea also on the hunt for a new striker.
However, this clubs may turn to alternatives Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland, both of whom are thought to be available for under £200m this summer.
Spurs chairman Levy believes the figure is a fair representation of the damage Kane’s departure would do to the club.
The three-time Premier League Golden Boot winner still has three years left on his current deal, and thought to be pivotal in the club’s quest to regain Champions League football.
Former North London rival Paul Merson insisted it would be catastrophic for Spurs to lose Kane at this stage, comparing it to Robin van Persie’s departure from Arsenal.
Writing for the Daily Star, he said: “Tottenham are FINISHED if they let Harry Kane leave the club.
“But it’s a nightmare scenario for Spurs because they’ve been here before with Gareth Bale. They got a record fee for him and bought loads of players to replace him, but it just didn’t work.
“It’s a domino effect. It’s over for Spurs if Kane leaves. Without Kane they have no chance of finishing top four next season.
“I just think this is a Robin Van Persie to Manchester United situation,” Merson added. “Spurs would be selling their best player and they could go the same way Arsenal did.
“Arsenal went to the Emirates Stadium with a team full of superstars. Within a few years, they didn’t have ONE. You could see that happening to Spurs.”