Harry Kane is said to be on his way to Manchester City in a record-breaking £160 million deal; nearly double the £89 million paid for Paul Pogba in the previous Premier League record. The move from Spurs comes as its chairman, Daniel Levy, apparently “agrees” to let Kane move to another Premier League club, having previously only countenanced moves to European teams. Levy is known to play hard ball about letting players go but in the past has sold players – like Gareth Bale – to Real Madrid. Kane is now in prime position to set another record: he has already scored 166 goals in the Premiership and will be hoping to beat Alan Shearer’s all-time top haul of 260.
Spurs fans will be devastated by the transfer of England’s footballing hero. But it is undoubtedly good news for the rest of us that Kane will continue to play in British football. It’s certainly fabulous for City which now has one of the best strikers in the world. And how times change. It was not so long ago that Man City manager, Pep Guardiola, was interviewed on TV in tears bemoaning the fact that City legend, Sergio Aguero, was leaving to join Barcelona. It was also seen as a rather odd emotional outburst as it was City that was not prepared to give Aguero a new contract after his decade-long stint.
But now Guardiola has Kane, he is almost certainly back in the game. After all the hysteria about the Super League, this latest deal also shows that the big money boys behind football really can buy you just about anything.