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KingNick

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Cant speak for Kane himself but you see these guys travel hundreds of miles for a haircut, or pay for their barber to come to them, pay their chefs to basically live in etc etc.

Kane has his brother as his agent for crying out loud. If he wants to have his extended family and friends around him i have no doubt he will make it happen without issue.
Charlie would struggle in Germany.
He still can’t work out if his motorbike is left or right hand drive.
 

dSSAbr

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Then he should have informed the club no more decisions to be made after Sunday, or at least on Monday. That's his deadline. If he did not shut it down and club is working on a fee the club is happy with, he has to be responsible now. He stays now, he should sign something to prevent us losing him next season for nothing.
My feeling is the same as yours. But in practice he does not have this obligation, in the same way that he "should" have warned us about this deadline, he can point and say "You should have sold me to the City when I asked, the fault that i have one year left of contract is yours (Levy)"

Honestly I’m almost in the crowd for him to leave now, because I think he does not make any deal in the short term unless our team is incredibly well, and this is asking too much of a coach in his first year. Next year he can choose his club and put a huge amount in his pocket as a signing bonus.

If he gives up now without notice, he has wasted months of work from others, and that is his responsibility and he is not a child anymore, just a man in a great position with a complex decision to make, and that should have already been made.

Is August too late to move? Let me discuss with my wife in July about this hypothetical scenario and decide a deadline to the move, if he did, this is called planning and would be the correct action for him and everyone involved (including the clubs).
 

TheAmerican

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Anyone who has kids will know pregnant women often say one thing and mean the complete opposite when push comes to shove. This now is a case of waiting to see what he decides. The bullshit flying around right now is off the charts so there is no point in updating anything until it's certain.
Professional athletes are people, it's too often forgotten. In the US here an mlb pitcher recently agreed a move from Detroit to LA only to change his decision about 30 minutes before the trade deadline. He would have received more money, move to a better team and (arguably) to a better city. But, he discussed it with his family and they came to the conclusion that they didn't want to move their family across the country and away from their support. These decisions are complicated.
 

SpartanSpur

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It's really not that simple though is it.

Kane has wanted to move for the last 3 seasons. He wants to win the Ballon D'or. He wants to be winning league titles and champions leagues now. He is never going to sign another contract with us even if we win the carabao cup.

I can imagine just out of respect for Kane, Levy has agreed to meet with Bayern and told Kane if they pay what we want then he can leave. If it was simply about the money we would have sold him to Man City a couple of seasons back.

I'm sure Kane would have maintained his professionalism if Bayern didn't pay up, and obviously at one stage it looked like they weren't, so reports saying he was happy to stay was just PR from his side just in case the move didn't happen and there were acusations of him not being committed etc...

Kane didn't flirt with anyone last season. I'm pretty sure it was quiet on that front as things were looking positive under Conte and with CL football.

As I've said elsewhere a year is a long time in football and it's possible we are a better prospect for him than Man Utd by next summer.
 

JUSTINSIGNAL

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It’s going to be such a downer If we lose our first game of the season just after selling our best player.

You just know it's going to happen.

And all the pundits and journalists will be saying 'they shouldn't have sold Kane' after spending last few seasons trying their best to sell him for us.
 

KingNick

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No one knows mate, I wouldn’t expect anyone to rush to put their bollocks on the line either, given the swings this week.
That’s my point I guess. If it was a foregone conclusion and not even the potential of him changing his mind then I think at least a few people would know already.

those leaky recruitment analysts who can’t wait To update their mates on our every target usually would be updating on new targets or what is being progressed.l etc.
 

DJS

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The lack of follow up ITK is confusing. And does point to a difficult decision being deliberated - which itself suggests some real doubt having now crept in for whatever reason.

according to Mr Spamhead, all personal terms are fully agreed and Kane has given his full commitment to BM. But if that were really the case, surely we’d have more info now regarding him travelling to Germany for a medical - or even an official “fee agreed subject to medical/personal terms” announcement. Or even just a “no chance he’s staying”.
Not really confusing at all and the ITKs have actually explained in their most recent posts why.

Unless there’s a way to put bugs in the Kane household or for some odd reason they were invited into the chats, how would they know which way this was gonna swing?

And we’ve also already had a couple of idiots coming into thread today and ITK bashing / throwing their toys outta pram so you couldn’t blame them for not posting even if they did know to be honest.
 

Nebby

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Can't understand Kane's thinking if he goes now. £400k a week is eye-watering stuff, but what would he get in 12 months if he stays put??? I still think he'll start against Brentford.
 

Dougal

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When Kane lifts the Super Cup on Saturday night he’ll know the value of trophies versus the value of being a Club Legend. And he’ll realise he’s in the wrong place.
 

Chirpystheman

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Everyone questioning why would we accept if Kane was going to turn it down. Would that not be the ultimate PR stunt. It completely controls the narrative. If we didn't accept the story would be we held him hostage and stifled his career. They would point to future top players and say do you want to go to a Club that will hold.you hostage (the approach has hurt palace with how they was about Zaha as see olise release clause). If kane rejects bayern and has a statement about wanting to see the season out with spurs etc etc it stops all the noise for a year puts pressure on Levy to back the manager and push us on as a club. It would be the perfect storm and would force Levy to and wake up the fan base. Kane really holds the future of our club in his hands
 

TheWallYid

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I always thought the best possible way to prepare for the first game of the season is to sell you best player just before it. We are finally acting like a professional outfit. In levy we trust.
Yep confuse the opposing team they don’t have a clue who will be leading the line now 😂
 

mil1lion

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Yeah but, while it would be very very funny and great for us to keep him for another season, he really should've communicated his feelings better with Spurs and Bayern over the past 2 weeks if he was having doubts.

It's an absolute farce if he decides to just turn down the offer after the amount of time and energy wasted negotiating from both parties. Incredibly naive and unprofessional from Charlie Kane (unsurprisingly) but from Kane also.
It's not actually that unprofessional. You have to factor several things in. First Bayern dragging their heels over the deal rather than show how much they wanted him. That could easily have put him off them. Add to that how public they went and basically said if he doesn't join he isn't a man of his word. Then you have to consider that he has started to work with Ange for the first time. It's perfectly understandable that he has been won over and has more confidence than say 3 weeks ago. Maybe just maybe he left his options open as wasn't sure how things will shape under yet another manager. Maybe as the signings have started to add up he's more and more confident in the way things are going. The ever changing window can totally change a players mind. I mean 3 weeks ago we would be talking about Lo Celso being sold for example. Now he's definitely staying and played a role in our new Argentine striker coming over. I myself have been surprised how quickly the football has turned around under Ange. He could feel something special brewing and have second thoughts.
 

tommo84

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It’s going to be such a downer If we lose our first game of the season just after selling our best player.
After last night’s cup draw, 4 of our first 5 games this season are away from home and all against EPL opposition. Our only home game is against Man Utd. This place could be pretty gloomy come the end of the month.

But I’m sure we’ll win a couple of those first 4 league games, get past Fulham in the cup, sign a couple of new heroes with the Kane money and all will be well. Things always work out for Tottenham Hotspur…
 

SpartanSpur

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Can't understand Kane's thinking if he goes now. £400k a week is eye-watering stuff, but what would he get in 12 months if he stays put??? I still think he'll start against Brentford.

100%, surely best option for him now is to stay. There's a reason no one thinks he'll go Bayern in Jan or next summer, and that's because the aren't the best option for him.

If he goes it'll be due to some pushing from either Levy, or him wanting to leave the club on decent terms and for a decent fee.
 

absolute bobbins

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Before next summer the club would have between now and Jan to try and sort a new deal, then January to either get some money for him or lose him on a pre-contract to a non-PL side. And let's be honest, people care a lot more about him leaving the league rather than the actual money.
No, they really don't have the time you think they do.

Every single day that this drags on Spurs barganing position is weakened and unless Spurs are ripping up the league between now and January (lol) Kane will not sign a new deal. This means he is gone on a free next summer and Spurs will have no say in it whatsoever.

Charlie, whilst being a moron can tie his own shoes which means he is clever enough to know that as soon as the window closes at the end of this month they are in complete control and can (and will) block any deal in January because they can wait six months and then sign for whomever they want and will take a Brink's truck full of cash that should be in the clubs coughers.
 

Timberwolf

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It's not actually that unprofessional. You have to factor several things in. First Bayern dragging their heels over the deal rather than show how much they wanted him. That could easily have put him off them. Add to that how public they went and basically said if he doesn't join he isn't a man of his word. Then you have to consider that he has started to work with Ange for the first time. It's perfectly understandable that he has been won over and has more confidence than say 3 weeks ago. Maybe just maybe he left his options open as wasn't sure how things will shape under yet another manager. Maybe as the signings have started to add up he's more and more confident in the way things are going. The ever changing window can totally change a players mind. I mean 3 weeks ago we would be talking about Lo Celso being sold for example. Now he's definitely staying and played a role in our new Argentine striker coming over. I myself have been surprised how quickly the football has turned around under Ange. He could feel something special brewing and have second thoughts.
I just think if he wasn't 100% sure he should've voiced that earlier rather than allowing this circus to roll on for no reason at all.

Or his clown brother shouldn't have told Bayern he 100% would join (which he obviously did).
 
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