Harry Kane is set to join Manchester City on a £160m deal this summer after Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy gave him permission to move to the Premier League rival…
- Harry Kane informed Tottenham of his wish to leave earlier this summer
- Spurs chairman Daniel Levy was adamant that Kane would not join the English rival
- But The Sun claims he has now reversed that decision about the English star ster
- Kane reportedly signs a four- or five-year contract with champions Manchester City
Harry Kane is set to fulfill his wish and leave Tottenham this summer in a Premier League-record £160 million transfer to Manchester City, according to reports.
Kane informed Spurs of his desire to leave North London in search of trophies this summer, with Premier League champions City being his favorite destination.
Chairman Daniel Levy said last month that ‘what other clubs want is not always possible’ when he spoke on Tottenham’s official website about players who could be the subject of bids in the transfer market.
Harry Kane is reportedly set to join Manchester City in a £160m transfer from Tottenham
The Sun claims Daniel Levy authorized Kane to join Premier League rival
But The Sun claims Levy has agreed to admit Kane to a Premier League rival after a U-turn he announced last week in which the England captain was reportedly earning £400,000 a week at the Etihad Stadium.
The same outlet claims Levy called Kane and his older brother and agent Charlie, 32, to tell them on Friday that he had changed his mind to let him go to a club in Europe alone.
The report adds that the duration of Kane’s contract with City has yet to be decided, but it will last four or five seasons.
Reports from last month suggested Spurs had rejected a £100m bid from City for Kane and boss Nuno Espirito Santo revealed last week that he was confident Kane would commit to the cause.
Spurs’ new football director Fabio Paratici was also keen to rebuild a team involving the attacker, but latest reports suggest he will move north to play under Pep Guardiola.
Kane’s desire to leave followed another trophyless campaign for Spurs, who were defeated by City in April’s Carabao Cup final.
The 27-year-old appeared to put that disappointment behind him by scoring four goals at Euro 2020 to help England to the final of the tournament before more heartbreak arrived in the form of a penalty shootout defeat by Italy.
If he moves to City this summer, he would team up with Three Lions team-mates Kyle Walker – also a former Spurs colleague – central defender John Stones and striker Raheem Sterling, with whom he teamed up so well at the European Championship.
However, The Sun claims City and Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus could replace Kane at the North London outfit.
With the reported £160 million fee, City would break England’s record transfer fee, which is currently the £89 million Manchester United paid Juventus for Paul Pogba in 2016.
The transfer would also be a Tottenham record, with the reported figure for Kane well above the £86million they recouped for Gareth Bale when the Wales star came to Real Madrid in 2013.