Spurs Will Not Sell Kane To Manchester United in Summer

Spurs Will Not Sell Kane To Manchester United in Summer
Tottenham's Harry Kane celebrates scoring his 267th goal for Tottenham and becoming their leading goalscorer ever during the Premier League match against Manchester City. - Photo by Icon sport

Tottenham have already decided not to sell Harry Kane to a Premier League rival in the summer, despite Manchester United’s strong interest.

The 29-year old striker is almost certain to be in high demand in the coming months,as his long-term future becomes more uncertain. The England captain’s current contract expires in 2024, and it remains to be seen whether a new deal will be reached between Kane and Spurs.

Spurs Could Cash-In On Kane

That means that next summer’s transfer window could be Spurs’ final chance to cash in on their talisman – and it’s likely that a slew of big-name clubs would be interested in purchasing Kane’s services if Tottenham made him available.

Manchester United are expected to be in the market for a new No.9 after losing Cristiano Ronaldo at the turn of the year, and a summer move for Kane has already been heavily rumored. According to The Times, Tottenham have decided that selling their top goalscorer to a top-flight rival is not a reasonable solution.

Kane, who surpassed the late, great Jimmy Greaves to become Tottenham’s all-time leading goalscorer in Sunday’s 1-0 win over Manchester City, wanted to leave the club 18 months ago and was linked with a summer move to the Premier League champions.

Although he has since suggested that he would be willing to negotiate a new contract, Kane still hopes to win major trophies and may change his mind if Spurs’ season does not go as planned in the coming months. The Londoners are still in contention for a return to the Champions League, but have struggled at times this season under Antonio Conte, whose destiny is also uncertain.

Spurs’ unwillingness to do business with a Premier League rival may also have an impact on Kane’s ambitions to break Alan Shearer’s all-time Premier League scoring record.

After breaking Greaves’ Tottenham record at the weekend, Kane, who has 200 Premier League goals, is now aiming to surpass Shearer, who scored 260 league goals before retiring in 2006.


Man United Will Have to Go Elsewhere if Kane Stays

If Tottenham can persuade Kane to stay, or if the club maintains its stance of refusing to deal with a domestic rival, Manchester United will have to revise their transfer targets before the end of the current season.

If Kane is not available, United are anticipated to increase their interest in Napoli striker Victor Osimhen.

The Nigerian striker has 16 league goals in just 17 appearances this season for the Italian club and has been a key player in their unexpected Serie A title challenge.

Spurs have received further reinforcements over the January transfer window and they will hope that the services of winger Arnaud Danjuma (on loan from Villareal) and Portuguese fullback Pedro Porro, (transferred from Sporting Lisbon for approximately 40 million pounds)  will guide them to securing Champions League football for next season.

That may offer enough of a carrot for Kane to sign a new contract and stay at the club for what could be the peak years of his career. Maintaining the services of a top coach will also be vital to keeping Kane at Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

Antonio Conte has often hinted that he could leave the side when airing frustrations with Spurs’ results and getting another top manager in the door could be a challenge.


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