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Blow for City, Harry Kane decides to stay at Tottenham

26/08/2021; 11:08 AM By : Steven D. Thompson

Harry Kane was a subject of interest from Manchester City, with the club publicly looking to bring the English forward to the Etihad. A fee of £125 million, which would have been a British record, was not enough to tempt Daniel Levy into letting go of his most prized asset.

The England captain had hoped he would be allowed to leave to boost his chances of winning a trophy. That plan is now dead in the water, with Kane deciding to stay, establishing Levy as a tough negotiator.

Following the transfer saga that saw Manchester City trying to snap Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur, the club is now looking to tie Kane down by offering him a long-term contract. The action has become necessary to ward off any interest that might later come for the player.

Kane decides to stay

The chance to leave Spurs for a club with a brighter title-winning chance is gone. In what might be Levy succeeding in bullying Kane into backing down from his desire to leave, Manchester City will now have to look elsewhere for a striker.

Harry Kane put an end to the spat when he declared publicly that he no longer holds an interest in joining Man City. He stated that he would remain at the club this summer. The attempt to leave London for Manchester hit a cul-de-sac at Spurs’ asking price of £150 million.

The English captain had tried to force a move away from the club. His efforts which included not arriving for pre-season on time and missing their season opener against City, all proved abortive.

The 28-year-old announced on social media on Wednesday that he has decided to stay at Tottenham.

Spurs to offer a new contract

Daniel Levy has apparently won the battle to keep Kane at Spurs, with the forward backing down.

He said he was staying and would be completely focused on helping the team.

It was always going to be difficult with three years left on Kane’s current contract. The situation ensured that Levy had the upper hand and could demand a higher figure. Desperate City were not ready to go all the way as they baulked at the £150m asking price.

According to The Sun, Spurs are now ready to offer the England captain a bumper deal. The same report claims that Spurs will offer Kane a bigger pay that raises his wages by a massive £100,000. The raise will take his weekly wage to somewhere £330,000 a week.

The new deal is reported to be for a duration of six years and will expire in 2027 before the England captain turns 34.

Tottenham hope that the deal will stop Kane from desiring to leave in the future.

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