Tottenham may be obliged to sell Harry Kane to a direct competitor in the summer to avoid losing him for free in a year’s time, according to sources, with the 29-year-old supposedly only interested in joining Manchester United. Spurs manager Daniel Levy is more open to selling his captain to Bayern Munich, but with Kane closing close on Alan Shearer’s Premier League record of 260 goals, the Englishman has no interest in playing overseas.
According to The Sun, Kane is determined to play for the Red Devils and is willing to extend his current contract to do so. Kane’s Tottenham contract will end in the summer of 2024, giving the North London club little time to offload their top player.
Kane is believed to be Erik Ten Hag’s main summer goal, and he is willing to pay a cost in excess of £100 million to get his talents. Kane doesn’t have many options in the Premier League, with Chelsea possibly the only other option, which would jeopardize his image among Spurs fans.
Newcastle United could certainly match the player’s nine-figure valuation, but the club is thought to be aiming to make sensible business decisions in the summer. At St James’ Park, they already have Callum Wilson and Alexander Isak.
Outside of Manchester United, Bayern Munich is reportedly interested in signing Kane and is willing to make an appealing offer to encourage him to move to Germany. Since the departure of Robert Lewandowski last year, the Bavarian giants have had their eye on Kane.
They have battled for goals since losing the Polish poacher, and this season they were on the verge of winning the Bundesliga for the first time in 11 years, only for Borussia Dortmund to throw it away on the final day.
Eric Choupo-Moting came on as a late-game replacement but has never scored more than 10 goals in a league season. Bayern are looking for a striker who can score 20 goals or more, and Kane has done it six times for Tottenham.
Kane is unlikely to be a Tottenham player by 2025, regardless of where or when he departs. His contract expires next summer. If Spurs do not sell him this summer, he could go on a free transfer the following year.