Harry Kane informs Tottenham he will leave this summer
Sky Sports report that the striker has told Tottenham that he has made a definitive decision to leave the club. Spurs wanted to know before Euro 2020.
Bombshell in the Premier League. Harry Kane is set to leave Tottenham. There have been rumours about striker's future doing the rounds for the past few weeks, but Sky Sports are now reporting that a decision has been made and the club informed. They claim that Kane met with Daniel Levy to tell the chairman that he has made a definitive decision to leave the club. The news will prompt a rush of clubs clambering for his signature this summer.
However, Daniel Levy is well known as being a tough negotiator - as he showed in his dealings with Real Madrid for Luka Modric and Gareth Bale. At the moment, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United are the leading candidates to land Kane.
Negotiations will be anything but straightforward. Sky explain that the clubs have been in touch with the agency which represents the player to let them know of their interest. That means that the ball is in Spurs' court - they must decide whether they want to sell a player who has been one of the club's stars for the past few years. It is believed that they have already started the search for a substitute.
Kane wants to stay in England, where he is an idol and perfectly adapted to life in the Premier League. It's not a rash decision, he has thought it through carefully. His intention is to have his future sorted out before Euro 2020. Sky add that he has been keen to move on for some times but the club persuaded him to stay after José Mourinho's appointment late last year.
After a disappointing season with few chances of Spurs qualifying for next year's Champions League, Kane has come to the conclusion that it's time to move on. Where to remains a mystery, but whichever club buys him will have to spend big. His transfer could spark a chain of other moves. For example, interested English clubs could pull out of the chase for Haaland and Kylian Mbappé...
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