Tottenham Hotspur talisman Harry Kane has reportedly told the club he would like to leave this summer, with Premier League trio Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea all keen to sign the striker.
There has been talk for a while about the England captain looking to move away from North London, but reports have emerged in the last few days that he has officially let the club know of his desire to look for a fresh challenge.
Kane spoke at the end of April after being named the Premier League player of the year at the London Awards. He said: "Individual awards are great, they are fantastic achievements.
"When I look back at the end of my career, I will go over it and take in a little bit more. The goal right now as a player is to win team trophies. As much as this [award] is great, I want to be winning the biggest prizes that there is to offer as a team and we are not quite doing that.”
Kane turns 28-years-old this summer, and has yet to win a trophy despite his unbelievable individual success. He has been a shining light during a tough campaign for Spurs, as he currently tops the Premier League goalscoring and assist charts.
There is little chance that Kane will be able to fulfill his dream of winning the biggest trophies at Tottenham, and this summer may be the last chance he has to get a big move away.
However, chairman Daniel Levy is unlikely to let his biggest asset go on the cheap. With three years left on his contract, Levy is determined to prise out the largest fee possible and make a move difficult. Reports claim he wants £150m for Kane.
With the Covid-19 pandemic, clubs have suffered financial losses, meaning they may be unwilling to shell out that type of money this summer.
A number of reports claim though that Kane believes he has ‘a gentleman’s agreement’ to leave this window. Manchester City were strongly interested in the player during the transfer window last June, but Levy convinced Kane to stay one more season when he would then be potentially allowed to move.
With 165 goals in the Premier League, Kane is undoubtedly one of the world’s best strikers and would guarantee instant success at any club who sign him.
Manchester City look the likeliest candidates for his signature, with manager Pep Guardiola being a massive fan of the player, once dubbing Spurs the ‘Harry Kane team’.
City would definitely have the funds, but just how much would they be willing to shell out for him?
Manchester United are also an option, but following the contract renewal of Edinson Cavani, it looks like their priorities lie with Jadon Sancho.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is in the market for a number nine, and owner Roman Abrahmovic has more than enough money to sanction a move. However, the rivalry between the two clubs may make the move impossible.
Paris Saint Germain have also registered an interest in Kane, with former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino now in charge of the French club. A move here could be possible, but the player himself would prefer to stay in England.
Barcelona are another club who admire Kane, but due to their bleak financial position, a move is basically impossible.
Kane wants his future sorted before the European Championship, but this may be unrealistic. It is likely that this saga will stretch throughout the summer window. It will be interesting to see which club makes the first move, and if the striker will kick up a fuss to push through a transfer.
It most certainly promises to be an interesting few weeks ahead.