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‘Levy won’t bend’: Peter Crouch backs Tottenham to stand firm over Harry Kane

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‘Levy won’t bend’: Peter Crouch backs Tottenham to stand firm over Harry Kane

Peter Crouch has claimed that Manchester City are the only viable option for Tottenham striker Harry Kane but said in his Daily Mail column that he doesn’t expect Daniel Levy to sell him.

The 27-year-old has been the subject of intense speculation and yesterday’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester United is only likely to increase the notion that he might seek a move.

Kane is closing in on becoming Tottenham’s all-time leading goalscorer but some reports have suggested that he might seek a move if Champions League football can’t be assured.

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The England talisman has scored 29 goals and claimed 16 assists during the 2020/21 campaign and is considered as one of the world’s very best centre-forwards.

Crouch thinks Kane’s options would be limited if a departure was to come about but he also doesn’t think Tottenham owner Levy will consider a sale any time soon.

He told the Daily Mail: “Harry Kane might want to play in the Champions League next season, but Daniel Levy simply won’t bend.

“People talk about Daniel’s reputation but let me put it like this: If I was ever in a position where I owned a football club, I would want Daniel running it because he puts the club’s interests above anything else.

 

“If he really wants to go, it won’t happen unless there is an astronomical fee involved — and that puts a cap on those who could afford him.

“Tottenham won’t do business with Chelsea, I doubt he’d get the trophies he wants at Manchester United; so that leaves only one domestic option: Manchester City.”

TBR View: Tottenham must do more to convince Kane

It goes without saying that Tottenham are facing a bit of a fight to keep hold of their prized asset in the coming years.

Under Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs reached the final of the Champions League but they haven’t kicked on since then. That needed to be the start but it’s a fair assessment that they’re heading backwards.

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Tottenham might be Kane’s club by there will come a point where he wants to win some trophies to go alongside his significant amount of goals.

Any club in world football would welcome Kane and Spurs will have to start matching the ambition of their striker sooner rather than later.

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