Over the years, Daniel Levy, the chairman of Tottenham, has developed a reputation in football as a tough, challenging, but skilful negotiator.
Tottenham has spent two seasons playing in the Europa League and the Europa Conference League since moving into their new stadium, which has hurt their ability to spend money on transfers.
Harry Kane, their most valuable asset, tried to leave the team when he expressed his desire to join Manchester City in 2021 and his dissatisfaction with the team’s failure to contend for major awards.
“I don’t like to look too far ahead in the future because a lot can happen in football, but I’m 29 years old, I’m feeling fit and strong, feeling probably the best I’ve felt in my career so far, so I hope I have many more years,” Kane said last month.
“Playing for England is probably the greatest feeling in football and I want to do it as long as possible. For sure, as a striker, I want to score in every game. Hopefully many more [goals for England] but we’ll have to just wait and see.”
The most likely time that Kane will leave Tottenham is this summer because Levy has the option of selling him now for big money or risking losing him for nothing.
This summer, Kane may want a cost of between £80 million and £100 million, and only a few teams have the resources to meet that demand.
Thankfully for Erik ten Hag, Kane is a striker that Manchester United can afford.