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Bayern paid roughly €30-40 million for Lewangoalski, they are probably looking at Kane in a similar light thinking that a deal worth just over double that is more than fair enough.

What they fail to realise is the one thing our chairman is exceptional at, is extracting water from a rock. I wouldn’t be surprised to see them having to cough up over £100 million with bonuses.
 

DenverSpur

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And out of interest - when he leaves next season for free who would you replace him with with zero fund contribution. Not looking to argue - just interested in the alternative view point
If he signs a new deal we’d have to buy a new striker with zero fund contribution when he leaves in 5-6 years.
 

Styopa

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I understand the angle, but it's not really correct to frame it like this as it's not the same at all as that. Of course we wouldn't do that, because you'd be left with 80m hole in your accounts a year down the line. As it is, Harry Kane doesn't owe Tottenham Hotspur a penny, never mind 70-80m. It's a false equivalence.

I agree; it's a false equivalence. But no matter how you frame it, we either end up with 70 or 80 million, or we don't. Just because we didn't buy Kane doesn't mean the club will be happy to let him leave for free.

The club bought Bale and Walker for relative pennies. But it's not like Levy entered into negotiations with Madrid and City with the mindset that we need to recoup the transfer fees we paid Southampton and Sheffield United with anything else being a bonus.
 

van_Pommel

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Feels like this Kane saga is holding up a bit of a striker transfer merry-go-round. If he stays I can see Bayern going for Vlahovic and then Juve go for Lukaku. If he leaves maybe we go for Vlahovic?

Either way I hope it's sorted soon so we have time to spend the money wisely.
 

Ron Burgundy

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Feels like this Kane saga is holding up a bit of a striker transfer merry-go-round. If he stays I can see Bayern going for Vlahovic and then Juve go for Lukaku. If he leaves maybe we go for Vlahovic?

Either way I hope it's sorted soon so we have time to spend the money wisely.
Surely a team in the Champs League goes for Vlahovic? If not, we should be all over him
 

Styopa

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If, and it’s a big if, he stays this season I just wonder how much of a baring the family circumstances will dictate in twelve months time. If it was me would I be wanting to move location with another new child and the Mrs then move away from her friends and the family network that’s close by?
I wouldn’t expect my Mrs to uproot with three kids in tow as she’d be really lonely, it’d be hard enough with three kids but not having any mates around as well is a bit of an ask.

I see this kind of thing written regularly here, but footballers do this all the time.

Off the top of my head, I think Lloris and Perisic both have kids around the age of 9 or 10. I think Vertonghen had young kids when he left Spurs. Matt Doherty also has young children. They've all moved country or are expected to move country soon. Don't get me wrong, Kane could be the exception, but other footballers do it all the time, and no one stops to question it.
 

matty74

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Feels like this Kane saga is holding up a bit of a striker transfer merry-go-round. If he stays I can see Bayern going for Vlahovic and then Juve go for Lukaku. If he leaves maybe we go for Vlahovic?

Either way I hope it's sorted soon so we have time to spend the money wisely.
Well this is the issue . We have less than 3 weeks before we kick off the new season so unless this is sorted quickly like this week then we are going to be up against getting someone in that understands how we play and the players around him play .

we are setting ourselves up for a massive fall similar to when Berbatov left and we ended up with frazer bloody campball
 

Whitey

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If he signs a new deal we’d have to buy a new striker with zero fund contribution when he leaves in 5-6 years.
Or maybe we have a new Kane in the from the academy🙏🤞Let's face it from 16 - 18 years of age who thought Kane would be smashing the premier league goal record.
 

JUSTINSIGNAL

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Yeah. I am not sold on Vlahovic

He's been playing in a ultra defensive Juve side. He has fantastic work rate, decent pace, technically sound, and he's still only 23. I think he would be good fit for Ange.

However, i'm one of those who is happy to give Richy a chance as our main striker, and use the Kane money for more of a versatile forward who can cover all three from positions - possibly someone like Jonathan David.

Richy isn't a good fit as a winger in Ange's system, but definitely has the attributes to play as the main striker - good work rate, movement etc... so rather than buy someone to block his opportunities of playing as a striker I would rather give him a chance in a position he proven he can excel in for his country.
 

Flobadob

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Marcos Leonardo. That is my CF option. Intelligent, exceptional movement, good finisher and quite durable. Plays a lot on the shoulder

Probably wouldnt join until January but that may be okay.

In the meantime, spend heavily on a WF that can replace Son in a year or so time
Lautaro Martinez vibes
 

thelak

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I think that's far too binary

A 10% chance is really low - and I suspect in reality, it's lower still

If we can reinvest it well (high risk) and get more out of the players we have (achievable, IMO), you can make a good case for it
I was talking about his other points
 

Styopa

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Or maybe we have a new Kane in the from the academy🙏🤞Let's face it from 16 - 18 years of age who thought Kane would be smashing the premier league goal record.

I hope so, but I think it's about as likely as us signing Mbappe!

It took over fifty years for a Spurs player to break Greaves's record, let alone a player the club produced itself. Kane may also be the first player to break Shearer's record, which has stood for nearly twenty years. The fact these records have stood so long is proof that players like Kane don't come around very often.
 

mil1lion

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If he signs a new deal we’d have to buy a new striker with zero fund contribution when he leaves in 5-6 years.
It's just nonsense, we will have new funds next year for new signings. We always have a budget for every window to work with. Any sales we make should just top this up. So sell Kane and spend the 100m more than we currently have. Keep Kane and next year we spend that year's budget towards a new forward. Actually get a few more key positions filled in this windows budget and there won't be many positions needed for next year anyway.
 

soflapaul

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If Harry is more than 50/50 it is time to let him go. but it is also a good time to stand up to the bully, BM (BM as in bayern Munich and as in bowel movement). The reporter was out of their control. Uli was not. €30m premium just for that alone and a public apology.
 
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