It’s shaping up to be a disastrous end to the transfer window for Tottenham Hotspur.
The North London club have had to endure speculation regarding their star player Harry Kane throughout the summer. It’s not a secret that League champions Manchester City want to sign Kane this summer. However, Spurs have managed to stay firm and ward off City’s interest so far.
That might not be the case anymore. Multiple recent reports suggest that Spurs would have to bid goodbye to their talismanic striker this window.
First off, according to the Telegraph, Harry Kane is still eager to join Pep Guardiola’s side before the window shuts. The England international is hopeful that City will launch a record-breaking bid for his services this week. The general consensus is that an offer in the region of £130m-£150 would be enough to bring Spurs to the negotiations’ table. This offer would be a substantial increase on the £100m City bid that was turned down by Spurs in June.
Transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano has also claimed that the Premier League champions still want Kane, and they should ramp up their efforts in the coming days.
With only a couple of weeks left in the window, City still have a gaping hole in their squad left by Sergio Aguero. It was made even more evident in the 1-0 defeat to Spurs on the opening day. Hence, it is pretty apparent that they expect to get their target this window.
Meanwhile, the window has gotten a little bit more difficult for Spurs as yet another of their targets has turned them down.
According to a report from Spanish publication Marca, Villarreal center-back Pau Torres has turned down a move to the North London side. It is believed that Spurs had triggered Torres’ release clause of €50 million. Yet, the Spanish international was not interested in the transfer because of the lack of Champions League football at Spurs this season.
Tottenham has already signed a center-back in Cristian Romero from Serie A side Atalanta this window. The 23-year-old Argentinian has joined in a deal reportedly worth £42m.