Tottenham would be wrong to sanction the sale of Harry Kane this summer

Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur (Photo by Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)
Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur (Photo by Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Offside via Getty Images) /

Tottenham Hotspur could be in serious debt if the rest of the season is cancelled as they continue to pay off their new stadium, however, giving up Harry Kane is not the right decision

Harry Kane has been about the only mainstay at Tottenham for many years now and with the club owing 637 million euros in stadium loans and another 83 million in transfer fees, Chairman Daniel Levy has made it known that they’re open to selling their star striker this summer for a hefty 200 million euros.

The 27-year old marksman has voiced his interest in moving elsewhere so he could have more opportunities to win trophies, a comment that left Tottenham personnel in displeasure.

The one side who Kane has been constantly linked with is Premier League rivals Manchester United, who have yet to shut the door on a possible move for the England international. The Red Devils are about one of the only teams in the world who could pay such an expensive amount for Kane, besides Real Madrid, who have also been linked to Kane.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ed Woodward are ready to spend big this summer in order to bring more talent to Old Trafford and there’s no doubt that Kane would be a valuable signing who would contribute goals immediately.

Spurs have struggled under Jose Mourinho this season and with Kane out due to a hamstring injury since January, they didn’t fare any better after their star was out of action. Tottenham currently sits in eighth place in the Premier League and was also knocked out of the Champions League by Leipzig in early March. Son Heung-min, the other crucial attacker besides Kane, fractured his arm in mid-February against Aston Villa and also missed substantial time as well.

The club has forked out more than 100 million euros in the past twelve months on Steven Bergwijn, Tanguy Ndombele, and Ryan Sessegnon, but no signing has seemed to help so far.

Bergwijn, who came to North London from PSV Eindhoven in January, impressed in his debut with a beautiful goal but then suffered a season-ending ankle injury just weeks later. The injury bug has hit Tottenham extremely hard this season, leaving Mourinho scratching his head. But they still have a lot of quality in the side, headlined by Kane.

I understand that Levy is very worried about paying off their new stadium and the possible financial hit they will suffer is the season doesn’t resume. But despite all of that, the thing that’s most important is putting up positive results and contending for trophies.

Kane is the backbone of Tottenham and without him at the forefront, it’s difficult to see them contending for a top-four spot next season. Whether it’s bagging goals or setting them up, he’s the full package.

It will be basically impossible to replace him. Spurs had a rough go this season but they proved last year, especially in the Champions League, that they have what it takes to compete with the best. Kane was a vital piece of their success by no surprise, netting 24 goals in 40 appearances.

I do believe when Mourinho has a completely able-bodied squad, they have what it takes to compete in the Premier League. Bringing in another midfielder and defender would absolutely help as well, but even with their current team, Spurs still have a lot of quality.

With the number of goals Kane has scored on a consistent basis each and every season, it’s fair to say that he’s deserving of competing for trophies. If Tottenham has another disappointing season next year with everyone healthy, then it would make sense for them to finally let Kane move onto another club.

But as of right now, it shouldn’t be in the cards. When Kane and Son are 100 percent, they form an exhilarating duo in the final third who can score a boatload of goals.

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I understand that selling Kane would give Tottenham the necessary money to pay off their current debts, but he is their star player and irreplaceable. This summer is not the right time to offload Harry Kane.