Report: Tottenham made enquiry for England-born striker, wage demands too high
The Daily Mail has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur made enquiries over a potential move to sign Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland, after Harry Kane had informed Spurs of his desire to leave the North London club.
Kane, 27, is looking to leave in search of silverware after 220 goals for Tottenham in 334 league and cup games. Sky Sports state that he was convinced to remain at Tottenham last summer, following the arrival of Jose Mourinho.
But now, he is keen to go and The Mail state Spurs have been drawing up replacements for the striker for some time. Options include Anthony Martial or Gabriel Jesus in a player-plus-cash deal, if either Manchester club come calling.
Daniel Levy has looked further afield than the Premier League too – enquiring over Leeds-born Haaland, who has emerged as the best young talent in European football. The 39-goal striker is as hot a property as Kane, this summer.
However, Levy and Spurs were informed that Haaland would be requesting wages worth £350,000 a week and that has deterred the Premier League club – who will now consider other options as a replacement for Kane.
TBR’s view – Haaland would be a simply stunning signing
It goes without saying that if Levy managed to replace Kane with Haaland, then the eventual departure of the boyhood Spurs man would be nearly completed softened. But Haaland is destined for bigger things than Spurs.
Indeed, Spurs fans will – and should – have sympathy with Levy that he is unwilling to pay the enormous £350,000 wage that Haaland is seemingly demanding. While he would be unreal for Spurs, his wage is unsustainable.
Such a wage is almost double Kane’s current wage, which Spotrac claim is £200,000 a week.
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