Harry Kane, at least for now, will remain at Tottenham Hotspur, as the speculation that said he was “on his way to Real Madrid” had no substance.
Barely 24 hours have transpired since Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla, and MARCA reported that Real Madrid and Tottenham were close to agreeing a transfer for Kane.
According to AS, that speculation has “since cooled.” The latest news from the Spanish capital says that Real Madrid is no longer interested in signing Kane, blaming the over £100 million asking price as the primary reason for their U-turn.
Madrid’s top executives were dreaming if they ever thought Daniel Levy would sell arguably the world’s most valuable asset for under £100 million.
The AS report also suggests that Kane’s age is incongruous with Madrid’s priority of signing younger players whose primes are on the horizon.
Real Madrid thinks Kane’s resell value will diminish too much in the coming seasons, making the investment far too risky without enough financial upside.
In truth, Pedulla and MARCA were irresponsible in releasing sensationalist news based on pure rhetoric, lacking foundation and verifiably reputable sources.
Levy would never sell Kane after such fleeting negotiations. Furthermore, Kane’s worth far exceeds £100 million. It was a personified case of click bait.
Any would-be suitor has no chance of prying Kane away without paying his market value, which Spurs reportedly have pegged between £110 and £130 million. I still reckon it should top £150 million, but I’m clearly biased.
Tottenham supporters will be thrilled about the prospect of Kane staying put in north London.
It’s where he belongs. And until a team comes forth with a gobsmacking offer Levy can’t refuse, Spurs Land can take a deep breath and rest easy, at least for the time being.