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Ornstein: Harry Kane wants to leave Tottenham, but Levy won’t let him go for cheap

Yeah, this sounds about right.

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Hey, wanna feel even worse about Tottenham Hotspur than you do right now? Buddy, I can help with that. The Athletic’s David Ornstein, aka The Ornacle, one of the most dialed-in and connected football journalists currently working, says that Spurs homegrown talisman and striker Harry Kane desires to leave the club.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that it’s almost certainly not going to happen unless a super rich club comes in for a huge bid in excess of £120m, which is pretty dang unlikely in a COVID climate.

Here’s the video that lays it all out.

Ignore the bit about Ornstein calling Kane Tottenham’s “captain” — he acknowledges that he goofed (he’s England’s captain) — and that goof doesn’t really disavow anything he’s saying here, because what he’s saying unfortunately makes sense. Kane loves Tottenham, but he also wants to win stuff. He wants to win multiple stuffs. That single-minded focus is probably what has led him to back Jose Mourinho because Kane still believes that Mourinho can bring trophies to Tottenham and Kane wants to be a part of that.

Mourinho quite possibly losing his job this summer and the prospects of another Tottenham rebuild are also likely what’s leading to Kane’s radio silence over the past few week or so as he mentally realigns what he wants to do in his career. I get that. I can also understand him wanting to leave his boyhood club for the opportunity to actually win something before his ankles turn into spaghetti.

The good news for Spurs fans is that, at least in the short term, he’s probably not going anywhere. Ornstein says Levy won’t sell him for cheap, and you can definitely count on one hand the number of clubs that could afford to spend north of £120m on a 28 year old Harry Kane (and that hand doesn’t include Barcelona who are broke). That said, Kane’s contract is set to expire in 2024. If Spurs don’t turn things around pronto, this time next year we’re staring right in the face of either a complicated extension, or the possibility of letting Kane go before he enters the last year of his contract.

Hahahaha, this sucks man.