Harry Kane ‘will’ push for a transfer ‘away from Tottenham Hotspur this summer if Jose Mourinho’s team fails to qualify for the Champions League.
The England captain has reportedly ‘run out of patience’ with the team’s progress and is ‘frustrated’ by a lack of silverware.
If Spurs don’t make it into the elite European league next season, Kane is willing to tell the club hierarchy he’d like to move on, with Manchester City and Manchester United the most likely destinations.
Harry Kane is ‘willing to leave Tottenham’ this summer if they don’t finish in the top four
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would negotiate hard for Kane, who is halfway through a six-year contract with the club.
Doubts have grown as to whether Jose Mourinho can deliver the success Spurs crave
However, like The Athletic Report, Breaking free from his six-year contract with Tottenham could be incredibly difficult as chairman Daniel Levy would likely dig in his heels and demand a very high transfer fee.
They say that while Kane, 27, has the chance to win the first major trophy of his career when Spurs take on Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on April 25, he thinks his chances of making the Premier League or the Champions League to win.
The athletic says that for the first time in his Tottenham career, Kane is starting to envision his future elsewhere.
He is halfway through a six-year contract with the club and Spurs consider their star striker ‘not for sale’ regardless of the price.
Kane speaks with Mourinho in training on Thursday ahead of Sunday’s clash with Man United
Kane scored twice last weekend in Tottenham’s Newcastle draw to lead the Premier League Golden Boot race
In addition to Levy’s famously tough stance on transfer negotiations, another factor that counts against Kane is other world-class strikers, but younger or similar age strikers such as Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku and Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappé. on the market this summer.
The number of elite clubs that these players could afford has diminished due to the financial fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic, potentially reducing the number of suitors.
Nonetheless, the two Manchester clubs would be interested if Kane became available.
City is looking for a replacement for the outgoing striker Sergio Agüero, but is also enthusiastic about Haaland.
Kane, 27, remains one of the most reliable goalscorers in the Premier League and will be in high demand when he becomes available this summer.
PSG’s Kylian Mbappé (left) and Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund (right) are two other world-class forwards that could be on the market this summer.
United also needs a prolific striker to challenge City for the Premier League title next season. They also consider Haaland to be an important target.
Eredivisie – 6th (three points away from the Champions League places)
FA Cup – Lost in the fifth round to Everton
Carabao Cup – Final against Manchester City on April 25
Europa League – Lost in the last 16 to Dinamo Zagreb
Matches: 41 Minutes: 3,262
Goals: 29 Assists: 16
Kane scores every 112 minutes on average and is involved in a goal every 72 minutes.
The athletic say that while Kane would consider a move abroad, including a possible reunion with former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino at PSG, or any of the Spanish giants in the form of Barcelona or Real Madrid, he prefers staying in the Premier League.
One of the Premier League’s most trusted goal scorers for a long time, Kane has another fantastic season, with 29 goals and 16 assists in all competitions.
He has worked hard to add other elements to his game and the number of assists this season – plus his excellent knowledge of Son Heung-min – is testament to this.
Kane’s two goals against Newcastle United last weekend took him past Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah to the top of the Premier League’s Golden Boot race.
But there are serious doubts as to whether Spurs is making any headway under Mourinho, who was appointed with orders to end a silverware drought dating back to 2008 after Pochettino was fired.
Although Spurs have made it to the Carabao Cup final, they have endured a winter of discontent in other competitions.
They formed real Premier League title contenders before Christmas, but went through a terrible string of results that now saw them in a hurry to finish in the top four.
Another low point came when they were dropped from the UEFA Europa League by Dinamo Zagreb and lost 3-0 in Croatia after winning 2-0 at home. They were also eliminated in the FA Cup by Everton.
They are sixth for the weekend, three points behind fourth place West Ham, and host Man United on Sunday afternoon.
Pep Guardiola (left) and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (right) could compete for Kane this summer