Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane, has openly stated that he would be open to a move away from North London if the club isn’t headed in the right direction and competing for trophies.
Unfortunately for Spurs fans, that’s exactly where they find their team currently—headed in the wrong direction with no major trophies since 2008.
That truth bomb doesn’t necessarily mean Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy, will sell Kane this summer. The England international is under contract until 2024 and Levy, a notoriously difficult executive to work out a deal with, would command Kylian Mbappé type money in transfer negotiations.
In a recent article from the Evening Standard, journalist Dan Kilpatrick named the big clubs in Europe that could afford Kane if he does push for a move once the transfer window opens up.
The usual suspects are all listed, FC Barcelona, Inter Milan, Liverpool, Manchester City, etc. Then there’s Paris Saint-Germain. Could they really use a player like Kane?
While the writer does get some things right in his assessment of the Ligue 1 leaders, his grasp of the Mauro Icardi situation is slightly off. Kilpatrick states that Icardi has “impressed in the center-forward position since signing from Inter Milan.”
First of all, Icardi is at PSG via a loan from Inter Milan and the Parisians have an option to buy, but there’s been no indication that they want to do that.
Secondly, Icardi hasn’t impressed since the start of 2020 and didn’t play at all in the two games against Borussia Dortmund in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League. He got off to a great start in the French capital but has tailed off significantly.
If PSG chooses not to sign him permanently, which would cost approximately €70 million, PSG would be left with two world-class wingers in Neymar Jr. and Kylian Mbappé and no striker to lead the attack (Edinson Cavani is expected to leave after his contract expires in June). In my opinion, a healthy Harry Kane would fit in very well at PSG with those two players alongside him.
The money would be difficult, especially post-coronavirus, but, PSG are losing several players this summer who are out of contract (Thiago Silva, Layvin Kurzawa, and Thomas Meunier) and that should free up some funds to pay Kane what he’s worth.
Spurs and PSG have a good relationship when it comes to transfers. Lucas Moura, Serge Aurier, and Giovani Lo Celso (via Real Betis) all play for the Premier League club now, so maybe now is the time Tottenham ship a player over the English Channel to PSG.
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