The Tottenham forward, who was absent from training on Monday and Tuesday, has been heavily linked with a money transfer to Manchester City throughout the summer, but Spurs are determined to keep the 28-year-old .
Kane, who has won three Premier League Golden Boots, still hasn’t won a major honor with Tottenham and has spoken of his frustration in the past.
Spurs are said to want at least £ 160million for the England captain, but even then President Daniel Levy will not want to sell his precious asset.
Levy is notoriously difficult to negotiate and that’s part of the reason Spurs have gotten so many good deals -om a business standpoint – in recent years.
Sir Alex Ferguson, who has dealt with Levy on several occasions during his long time as Manchester United boss, wrote about the Tottenham boss in his official autobiography in 2013 – and these resurfaced comments indicate why Man City may have a hard time trying to sign Kane.
Referring to the £ 18.6million signing of Michael Carrick from Tottenham in 2006, Ferguson said: “I have to say that the negotiations have been very difficult and have gone on for centuries.
“I always remember I thought it was done and David Gill called me on the golf course to tell me they wanted more. Ttypical Daniel Levy.
“It was very difficult to negotiate but in the end we were successful and since he joined us he has had a fantastic career. “
Ferguson went on to describe the negotiations to sign Dimitar Berbatov for £ 30.75million two years later as “more painful than [his] hip replacement! ”
However, despite the jokes about Levy’s stubborn nature, the Manchester United icon has also spoken of his admiration for the Spurs president.
“You can’t argue both sides of the issue with Daniel,” Ferguson added.
“It’s about him, and Tottenham, nothing more, which is not a bad thing from a club’s point of view. “
As mentioned above, Kane hasn’t shown up at any of Tottenham’s training sessions so far this week.
The England forward was due to return on Monday to undergo a Covid test at Hotspur Way, but was absent, fueling speculation about his future.
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