Tottenham Hotspur’s current struggles has plenty of fans worrying about potentially losing the club’s star player, Harry Kane.
Indeed, transfer rumours are already starting to circulate.
The London Evening Standard has suggested Manchester United are relishing the chance to try and poach Kane from their league rivals. Juventus have also been mentioned on social media as a potential location. The likes of Real Madrid and Manchester City have been linked in the past.
With Tottenham unlikely to be playing in the Champions League next season, there is no doubt that Kane will be a player on the shortlist of the world’s elite clubs this summer.
But if Tottenham did make the painful decision to sell the striker, could they command a world-record transfer fee.
As reported by The Times in 2017, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would not settle for any less. That report suggested that Tottenham could sell Kane after one year at their new stadium, but not for a penny less than £200 million.
That was admittedly three years ago and coming off the back of a 35 goal 2016-17 season. But Kane has hardly deteriorated in that period. In fact he scored 41 goals in 17/18 and 24 in an injury-disrupted season last term. Let’s also not forget his form for England, where he was top-scorer at the 2018 World Cup.
Tottenham would be right to demand a world-record fee for Kane and whilst it would be a difficult pill to swallow, the funds raised could help the club reinvent what has clearly become a stilted first-team squad.