Graeme Souness: Why Tottenham shouldn’t sell Harry Kane for any price
Graeme Souness says selling Man United target Harry Kane would set Tottenham Hotspur back two years
Graeme Souness says Tottenham Hotspur can’t afford to sell Manchester United target Harry Kane for any price.
The England international was linked with a £50m move to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window, but a big-money transfer failed to materialise for the 22-year-old.
Look what happened with the Gareth Bale situation. That set them back a couple of years and they can’t do that again
Kane signed a new long-term contract with the north London side earlier this year, but the Tottenham striker’s form is expected to generate interest in the January transfer window.
Spurs sold Gareth Bale to Real Madrid in a world-record £85.3m deal in 2013, but struggled in the Wales international’s absence before the Londoners recovered under Mauricio Pochettino.
Former Tottenham midfielder Souness warned Spurs that selling Kane would set the Lilywhites back by two years.
“I can’t see them getting Harry Kane from Tottenham for any price. No way will Spurs sell Kane to Chelsea if they are aspiring to be a top team and get into the Champions League themselves,” Souness told Sunday Times.
“Look what happened with the Gareth Bale situation. That set them back a couple of years and they can’t do that again.
“Kane started the season slowly but has got himself out of that rut by sheer endeavour and a never-say-die attitude. He looks to be a dream for a manager. Costa could learn from that.”
Kane was unable to add to his tally of 10 goals in 19 games in the Premier League and Europa League as Spurs played out a goalless draw with Chelsea at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon.
The England international had scored a remarkable nine goals in his last six games in all competitions before the visit of the defending champions.