To Tottenham supporters’ most profound and darkest chagrin, Bayern Munich is preparing a fourth bid for Harry Kane.
The recurring nightmare isn’t over quite yet. And wouldn’t it be quintessential Tottenham if Bayern’s fourth bid, just when most thought Kane would stay, is accepted?
I’m not saying that’s going to happen but to unequivocally state that it won’t is, at this stage, impossible. If Bayern finally, on the fourth time trying, matches Daniel Levy’s initial £120 million bid, it would probably spell the end for Kane at Spurs.
Which, based on reports, doesn’t seem to be the case. The forthcoming bid is expected to be about £95 million plus add ons, which still isn’t enough if you ask me.
Kane’s mindset differs from a few weeks ago. He is leaning toward staying, but, and this is the most important aspect, he is still amenable to leaving.
So if Bayern miraculously puts their money where their gaping hole of a mouth is, Kane might depart for Germany.
Although it still seems unlikely, especially given the timeframe we’re discussing. Kane said he would stay at Spurs if a decision isn’t made by Sunday’s opener against Brentford.
But even more than that, where does it leave Tottenham if they sell their most prized possession less than a week before the campaign kicks off?
While I’m sure the crew is working tirelessly behind the scenes to find suitable forward reinforcements, the condensed timeframe poses a serious problem for Spurs. Selling Kane now could be extremely damaging.
Tottenham would need another forward, probably two, and the team morale, which is currently at an all-time high, would take a devastating blow if Kane left. His teammates, like us, probably started to breathe a sigh of relief, thinking their talisman and leader was staying.
Departing at the eleventh hour would send a ripple effect throughout the team, leaving the collective almost no time to lick their wounds and get on with things.
Surely Levy won’t sell Kane. Not now. Not after everything that has transpired in recent weeks. Then again, how can he refuse if Bayern comes up with the goods and offers £120 million?
But they won’t, so, in the meantime, try not to lose too much sleep.