Where could Harry Kane go this summer if the striker leaves Spurs?
Harry Kane could be on his way out of Spurs this summer should the club fail to win silverware or qualify for the Champions League. But the England captain won't come cheap, especially with three years left on his contract, so who could move for Kane and where could he go in his quest to finally win trophies?
Tottenham Hotspur's English striker Harry Kane celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Dinamo Zagreb at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
First thing’s first, even in a depressed marketplace hampered by coronavirus, Spurs owner and fierce negotiator Daniel Levy will not be expected to let his prize asset go for anything less than £120 million.
In the red half of Manchester, there’s another club with the financial means to bring in Harry Kane.
Manchester United need a world-class goalscorer to lead the line. While Marcus Rashford goes from strength to strength, he is at his best on the wing, while Anthony Martial is not a reliable striker through the middle.
Anthony Martial of Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 First Leg match between Manchester United and A.C. Milan at Old Trafford on March 11, 2021 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Spurs have precedent for selling their best and improving, so the loss of Kane may not be the worst thing in the world if they can put the money to good use.
And where Madrid may have the edge is that they do not pose a direct threat to Spurs’ domestic trophy opportunities.
Harry Kane walks past the Champions League trophy
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As for Real, it could be a match made in heaven. Karim Benzema has led the line brilliantly for the club this season and since Cristiano Ronaldo left, but he is 33 years old and Madrid will need a successor for him soon.
And as for Kane, Madrid are serial Champions League winners and domestic title challengers. As with Manchester United, he could be the player that helps the club to all sorts of trophies as they rebuild. Were he there this season, they’d probably be top of La Liga.
However, Kane may have bigger prizes on his mind than Ligue 1, and while PSG are no doubt Champions League contenders Kane may fancy his chances at a club with a more competitive domestic league.
Chelsea, too, used to dominate football's biggest transfers with the backing of Roman Abramovich. However, in recent years they have opted for a more conservative approach, and have even brought through a few young players.
But with Timo Werner having failed to shine this season, it’s not out of the question that Chelsea could cut their losses, cash in on the German and go for broke by signing Kane. But would he really move just across the capital? It’s unlikely, and every other club on this list is probably a better guarantee of trophies too.
Wherever he could go, there’s big money to be spent and trophies to be won. Whether he goes is another question altogether.
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