Kane’s desire to go there reportedly followed Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 loss to City in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley in April. If the transfer goes through, he will be reunited with Three Lions teammates Kyle Walker, John Stones and Raheem Sterling, having worked well with them at Euro 2020.
England national football team captain Harry Kane is set to leave Tottenham Hotspur for Manchester City in a record-breaking £ 160million (around $ 220.3million) Premier League deal this summer , The Sun reported Thursday.
According to the report, Kane informed Spurs at the start of the summer of his intention to leave the club in search of trophies, with Premier League champions City being his preferred destination.
Speaking on Tottenham’s official website about players who could be the subject of offers in the transfer market, chairman Daniel Levy said last month that “what other clubs want is not always possible, “according to the Daily Mail report.
But, according to The Sun, last week Levy unexpectedly changed his mind and agreed to let 27-year-old Kane join a Premier League contender, with the England captain apparently on the verge of winning 400,000. pounds ($ 550,000) per week at the club. Etihad Stadium. Levy reportedly called Kane and his older brother and agent Charlie to inform them that he had changed his mind and was only allowing him to leave for a European club.
The length of Kane’s contract with City has yet to be determined, according to the outlet, although it is expected to last four or five seasons.
“Obviously Harry was elated because he never wanted to leave his beloved childhood club Spurs on bad terms,” said an undisclosed source familiar with the situation, quoted in the report. . “Until now he has probably put around £ 20million more on his price. A contract with Man City has yet to be signed but that is Harry’s preference. Spurs point of view. “
According to British media, Tottenham rejected a £ 100million approach from Manchester City for Kane last month, and manager Nuno Espirito Santo said at a press conference last week that he was certain Kane would be dedicated to the club.
Kane performed very well in the recent Euro 2020 Championship, scoring four goals in the tournament to help England reach the final before suffering a loss in a penalty shootout against Italy on the same pitch.
And according to the outlet, City and Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus could be Kane’s replacement at the north London club.
The deal valued at £ 160million for Kane would have broken the English transfer record, which is now held by Manchester United, who paid Juventus £ 89million for Paul Pogba in 2016. The move is also said to be a record-breaking move. Tottenham, with the well-known Kane fees exceeding the £ 86million Tottenham received for Gareth Bale when he joined Real Madrid in 2013.