The Euros are almost over and for Spurs fans it’ll come at a cost, the real Harry Kane transfer saga will begin. With such a high profile move it feels inevitable that there will be significant twists and turns throughout the summer, and many of them seem almost predictable.
Like an afternoon of mobile bingo, there are going to be some key markers which will be ticked off before any deal goes through, and Spurs get the cash prize they want for selling their star man. But what are they?
The Opening Bid Quaffed At
Manchester City are almost certain to make the first bid and according to reports it seemed they already had prior to the opening fixture of Euro 2020. However, it was also confirmed nothing would happen until after the tournament.
Daniel Levy will undoubtedly turn that offer down, with him reportedly telling new manager Nuno Espirito Santo that he won’t sell for under £150million. City’s bid was closer to the £100million mark.
Guardiola To Play It Cool
Again, we’re already beginning to see this happen. Pep has recently come out saying City can’t afford to buy Harry Kane. But if they can’t, who can?
It’s City’s tactic to keep that bid as low as possible. Kane wants to go and Levy may reluctantly have to accept under his valuation to get the deal over the line, and give Nuno enough time to use the funds effectively.
A New Club Interested
It’s a matter of time before we see a side make a “surprise” bid or declare their interest in the player. The likes of PSG, Real Madrid and Manchester United will be key contenders in this department, and there could well be little truth in it. Just journalists trying to shift a few papers.
Reports Of A U-Turn
Alternatively, there will be reports of a “sensational u-turn” with Kane now keen to stay at the club. Again, it will all be built on rumours but Kane has been loyal to the club and he’s Spurs through and through, so it seems incredibly likely that we’ll see a few of these headlines.
The Late Transfer
It feels inevitable that this transfer will go through late in the window. Levy will try and squeeze as much out of the deal as possible. But just how beneficial is that?
A late transfer makes little sense for either club, but given the record of selling, it feels like this is where the saga will finish.