Tottenham: Daniel Levy told to ‘cash in’ on Harry Kane
BBC pundit and former Tottenham Hotspur defender Ramon Vega has told Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to ‘cash in’ on big-name striker Harry Kane.
The Lowdown: Kane flying…
The 29-year-old is thought to be attracting some interest from Manchester United and Bayern Munich amid his brilliant form under Antonio Conte.
Kane has entered the final 17 months of his contract at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and is free to leave on a Bosman in 2024.
There are whispers that the club are confident they can extend the England captain’s deal and agree a contract renewal, but former Spurs defender Vega has suggested that now is the right time to sell Kane.
The Latest: Vega urges Kane sale at Spurs…
Speaking to Sportsworld on BBC’s World Service, via BBC Sport [Sunday, 19:31], the Swiss pundit claimed that Levy can ‘really cash in’ and fund a rebuild of Spurs by selling the club’s all-time record goalscorer, who is yet to win team silverware in his career.
Vega explained: “He can actually walk away from Spurs now without any question and go to a potentially better platform where they can actually win medals.
“The player is a legend and he can do that anywhere else, but I think now he needs to win medals and then he’ll be a complete player by the end of his career.
“If I was (Spurs charman) Daniel Levy I think it’s the best time now to sell him and really cash in and rebuild. Harry Kane is today, but we need to look for a future Harry Kane.”
The Verdict: Should Spurs really sell Kane?
Kane will turn 30 this year and Vega may have a point that Spurs need to look beyond the superstar’s current form and think of future campaigns.
Hailed as ‘exceptional’ by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, the Three Lions mainstay would definitely take some replacing in N17, and it will be a monumental task for Levy to find a suitable goalscoring heir.
Kane’s playing ability stretches far beyond just scoring goals, with the Spurs legend also able to drop deep and effectively link up play. In 2020/21, the attacker took home both the Premier League Golden Boot and Playmaker of the Year awards, highlighting just how unplayable he is when firing on all cylinders.
From a financial point of view, it may be wise to make money off Kane’s signature as the clock runs out to demand a marquee fee. However, on the pitch, it appears that he is virtually irreplaceable, so cashing in this year might not be the obvious option.