Harry Kane | Tells Spurs he wants to leave

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Haaland is the striker worth paying £150m for at this point.

Anyone paying more than £70m for Kane is crazy imo
 

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Haaland is the striker worth paying £150m for at this point.

Anyone paying more than £70m for Kane is crazy imo
Kane is obviously a very good striker playing a false 9 role. 100m+ is reasonable offer given the length of his remaining contract and also his age. Hazard went for 100m with 1 year remaining pre-pandemic.
 

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Kane is obviously a very good striker playing a false 9 role. 100m+ is reasonable offer given the length of his remaining contract and also his age. Hazard went for 100m with 1 year remaining pre-pandemic.
Almost as if he did not just end the season as the PL top scorer again
 

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Almost as if he did not just end the season as the PL top scorer again
Too bad he is not the shiny new toy named Haaland. I hope Kane got his move to Man City. Pep obviously knows how to use a false 9 in his system.
 

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Kane is obviously a very good striker playing a false 9 role. 100m+ is reasonable offer given the length of his remaining contract and also his age. Hazard went for 100m with 1 year remaining pre-pandemic.
But also you could point to Hazard as a reason not to spend 100m on Kane.
 

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But also you could point to Hazard as a reason not to spend 100m on Kane.
I used Hazard as an example for the transfer fee with 1 year remaining pre-pandemic. Kane is a very good striker playing false 9 and i believe he is a perfect fit for Pep and Man city. I think it will happen.
 

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I used Hazard as an example for the transfer fee with 1 year remaining pre-pandemic. Kane is a very good striker playing false 9 and i believe he is a perfect fit for Pep and Man city. I think it will happen.
I take your point, just arguing devil's advocate. I just can't see them spending that on him given the impact covid has had on finances (though granted city are better insulated from that than most).
 

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The Euros has knocked a significant chunk off his price. His World Cup performance raised a few eyebrows but this has confirmed it. He's not going to be the player that wins you the difficult games, and when you're talking 100m that's what you expect to get. He needs his pace to get away from his man for a shot, and now his pace is going he is quite limited. I hope we don't buy him and i hope City do, he will score plenty there but he won't win them the CL.
He did get England 4 goals often playing in an ultra defensive set up. He and Sterling practically carried England's attack with 8 goals between them. Under a better manager and with a better team he'll thrive. He'll also be manged a lot better at a big club and won't play when clearly injured.
 

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I think city win the league this year with or without Kane. So I'd rather them sign him than someone like haaland who would play for them much longer.

Still think Kane is a great player obviously but injuries are piling up
 

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From a long term perspective, I would love United to sign Haaland now, especially as Chelsea have officially now had a bid turned down.

If City go for Kane, fine, I just don't see the value in him say after 2 seasons if he can stay fit.

City have struggled a lot with injuries, I think Kane would add to that jinx, although Pep still finds a way to mostly win.

At least with Haaland, United could in theory enjoy his steady success and improvement for 5 to 6 years recoup the fee paid via marketing and sponsorship deals and then possibly flog him elsewhere if he wants to leave.

It's a great move from a business point of view, but potentially letting Chelsea have free run at him and possibly 5 to 6 years of his quality, a huge mistake.
 

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The Euros has knocked a significant chunk off his price. His World Cup performance raised a few eyebrows but this has confirmed it. He's not going to be the player that wins you the difficult games, and when you're talking 100m that's what you expect to get. He needs his pace to get away from his man for a shot, and now his pace is going he is quite limited. I hope we don't buy him and i hope City do, he will score plenty there but he won't win them the CL.
If clubs still use international tournament for scouting (sample size of 8 games max) then they should fire everyone in their data department, and just use the data from FM to buy players.
 

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If clubs still use international tournament for scouting (sample size of 8 games max) then they should fire everyone in their data department, and just use the data from FM to buy players.
They do use the data from FM at a lot of clubs :lol:
 

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BREAKING NEWS

A clip showing a very current conversation between Levy and Harry Kane has been leaked:

 

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The Euro's did him no good, if it was meant to be a showcase of his talents - pondorous, slow, and moving around like a diesel engine was a poor look. Spurs is a good level for him.
 

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I think city win the league this year with or without Kane. So I'd rather them sign him than someone like haaland who would play for them much longer.

Still think Kane is a great player obviously but injuries are piling up
They won’t win the league without him. If they go this season without him or another top #9 they’ll be too 4 but not league winners.
 

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Chelsea are the favs for me, if United get there targets in I’ll put them ahead too. Pool will also depends on many factors but I feel they’ll be too 4 but not win.
Chelsea won't win the league over City, no way.
 

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A lot of cognitive dissonance going on in this thread. People have accepted he's probably going to City so there's a lot of downplaying his ability and talk that he's declining. Madness in my opinion, he just had arguably the best individual season of his career.
 

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Where does he fit in the City system or for that matter United’s system? Both Pep and Ole like a striker with pace and going by the Euros, Kane seems to have lost some. I don’t know if he was playing with an injury or he was asked to not go full throttle or something else.
 

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A lot of cognitive dissonance going on in this thread. People have accepted he's probably going to City so there's a lot of downplaying his ability and talk that he's declining. Madness in my opinion, he just had arguably the best individual season of his career.
True but the signs are ominous though. He is 28 and had been dropped back a fair bit last season. Of course, he will still probably be the best striker around for some time but it may not be worth the king’s ransom that Levy will demand - definitely not after Covid. He has made his bed with the 6 year contract and will need to sleep on it. No body is paying a high price for him unfortunately. He is one injury away from flushing all the investment down the drain.
 

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True but the signs are ominous though. He is 28 and had been dropped back a fair bit last season. Of course, he will still probably be the best striker around for some time but it may not be worth the king’s ransom that Levy will demand - definitely not after Covid. He has made his bed with the 6 year contract and will need to sleep on it. No body is paying a high price for him unfortunately. He is one injury away from flushing all the investment down the drain.
If the fee wasn't so large he should go to Bayern Munich and score for fun there.
 

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Surely it is time to hand in a transfer request. Seeing Levy struggling to figure out the future direction of the club, now hearing Nuno saying they are "very ambitious people". He needs to be more aggressive and more selfish if he's going to get his move.
 

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Where does he fit in the City system or for that matter United’s system? Both Pep and Ole like a striker with pace and going by the Euros, Kane seems to have lost some. I don’t know if he was playing with an injury or he was asked to not go full throttle or something else.
He's the opposite of a City striker imo.
 

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Too bad he is not the shiny new toy named Haaland. I hope Kane got his move to Man City. Pep obviously knows how to use a false 9 in his system.
I don't think Kane is a Guardiola-style false 9. The problem with Kane is kinda like the problem was with Rooney - he likes to take up different positions on the pitch depending on the stage of play. He's used to starting moves from deep, then running forward and getting into the box to finish them. That's basically a fast-breaking counterattacking system. City don't play that way.

He'll still score lots of goals for them, but I wouldn't expect him to be the main man, a guy to carry the team, like he is at Spurs. That's why I'd question paying £150 mil for him. Is he gonna make such a difference to Citys
 

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I think thats the only power a player has when the club is trying to price him out of any moves.
Well then he shouldn’t have signed such a daft contract? I have zero sympathy or time for players who make those decisions. The time to leave Spurs was 3 years ago. He’s an idiot.
 

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Honestly can't see Kane forcing a move. Just doesn't seem like that sort of guy.
 

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Levy probably had his fingers crossed behind his back when he agreed to letting him go this summer so it's void.
 

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Well then he shouldn’t have signed such a daft contract? I have zero sympathy or time for players who make those decisions. The time to leave Spurs was 3 years ago. He’s an idiot.
I think circumstances changed within those three years. When he signed the deal the club was on an upward trajectory and the club sold him on an ambitious project which has since come crumbling down. You're right he probably should have moved last time, but I don't blame a 24 year old for believing Levi's ambition for the club, a club he loves. That illusion has now shattered though. If I were him I'd basically be done with Spurs too.
 

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Kane doesn't come across as the smartest of chaps, without being rude, but surely he didn't think just releasing a few statements into the media about wanting to go to a team who win stuff was going to do it?

Levy isn't going to be forced into some sort of cut price deal.