You might consider yesterday a bit of a depressing day if you’re a Tottenham Hotspur fan, what with the transfer of DeAndre Yedlin and the imminent departure of Nabil Bentaleb, both players with near cult followings among some pockets of Spurs fans.
So here’s something that will probably boost your spirits a little: a report on Gianluca DiMarzio’s site (also known as Sky Italia’s primary source) says that Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis actually called Tottenham Hotspur to inquire about purchasing Harry Kane.
I think we can just about imagine how that phone conversation with Daniel Levy went:
DE LAURENTIIS: Hello, Daniel, it’s Aurelio. I was wondering how much you would want for Harry Ka...
LEVY: Thanks for buying Vlad! -hangs up-
Look, you can’t blame ‘em for trying. They lost Gonzalo Higuain to Juventus this summer and apparently just whiffed at landing Mauro Icardi from Inter. That’s a tough pill for Napoli fans to swallow, especially as they gear up for a Champions League campaign that probably looks a lot less rosy without an elite striker up top.
So why not swing for the fences? Napoli surely knew this was a non-starter for Spurs, but making a bid like this no doubt sends a signal to Napoli supporters that, dammit, they’re going to go big or go home. This is red meat to the Napoli faithful: see, we tried to get that really good guy but their club wouldn’t sell!
Yeah. But it doesn’t make it any less hilarious.