Tottenham will be desperate to keep hold of star striker Harry Kane…
Former Tottenham Hotspur chairman Lord Alan Sugar has admitted that he has fears over the long-term future of striker Harry Kane, who has attracted interest from the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United.
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Kane has been in fine form so far this season, scoring 23 goals in all competitions, including a brace in the recent 2-1 victory over North London rivals Arsenal. His recent record is expected to earn him an England call-up next month, while he has also attracted interest from a number of European giants.
“You don’t have to accept any sort of money for a player,” Sugar told talkSPORT. “The big issue people miss out is the untenable pressure that is placed upon a club when a player wants to leave. Then the money becomes irrelevant.
“In the case of Gareth Bale there must have been conversations where Tottenham said, ‘If it’s down to money, then let’s have a chat’. It wasn’t that though, he was given the chance to play for Real Madrid.
“That’s why most players leave, just look at Michael Carrick, Dimitar Berbatov and Luka Modric.
Tottenham sold Bale to Real Madrid for a world record fee of £85m, while Modric also joined the current European Champions in a big-money deal. Carrick and Berbatov were both sold to United, with Spurs continually struggling to hold onto their star players.
“Harry Kane allegedly says he wants to be at the club for the rest of his life like Matt Le Tissier at Southampton,” Sugard added. “Let us hope he is but let’s be under no illusion. He will be the one that controls that.”
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