Don Hutchison says Harry Kane move to Manchester City from Tottenham was 100% done, in summer
Don Hutchison has told BBC’s Monday Night Club that “sources” told him a deal for Harry Kane to join Manchester City was 100% done in the summer.
Kane, 28, is struggling for form. After a tumultuous summer, the England skipper has only got two goals this term – a brace against Pacos de Ferreira.
On Sunday, he was used on the left flank – as Nuno Espirito Santo looked to isolate Son Heung-min with Thiago Silva. Spurs ended up losing 3-0.
Obviously, Kane came close to joining Premier League champions Manchester City this summer. But ultimately, he has remained at Spurs.
Speaking about Kane, Hutchison claimed a deal was actually 100% done – but that his brother and agent Charlie failed to rubber stamp a move.
“He’s obviously a world-class player,” Hutchison said. “His numbers last season were exceptional. When you’ve lost out on a move, it does affect you.
“I am 100% confident in knowing, I couldn’t reveal sources, but he was gone to Man City at one point. The deal was 100% done, the fee was £130million.
“That was the number Levy wanted. But his agent, brother Charlie couldn’t get the deal done. That will have affected Kane, not getting that move.”
Hutchison on Kane: Manchester City deal promises Tottenham hangover
As Hutchison says, if a deal was that far down the line – a fee agreed and the player seemingly keen on moving – then of course, it will linger on Kane.
Perhaps, that is a reason for his early 21-22 form. The microscope is out on Kane more than ever given the summer Tottenham’s no.10 has had.
Coming that close to a deal he wanted, only for it to fall through, will leave a lasting impression. Losing to Chelsea 3-0 will hardly help Kane’s frustration.
What Spurs must now do, is get back to winning ways starting with another victory over Nuno’s old side Wolves in the Carabao Cup.
The best remedy to help Kane forget about his failed move is winning football matches. The more they do that, the quicker he can forget.
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