Now that the dust has settled on England’s Euro 2020 heartbreak, all eyes have turned to the upcoming Premier League season and the transfer rumour mill has gone into overdrive over a potential Harry Kane transfer this summer.
There have been murmurings that the Tottenham and England captain has expressed his frustration at the lack of ambition at his current club and their inability to win any form of silverware during his tenure. This along with Kane coming into, what many consider to be, the prime of his career off the back of another outstanding Premier League season where he was directly involved in 37 goals, 23 goals and 14 assists, has created a perfect storm that Spur’s fans are worried could push Kane to leave the club.
I’m sure Tottenham won’t simply let their star man leave without a fight or without a hefty price tag, with a rumoured transfer fee of £160m being set as a minimum for any interested clubs. It is with this in mind that I’ll be taking a look at who the bookies favourites are in the Harry Kane transfer race including their betting odds if they have the capabilities to afford the sharpshooter and how he would fit into their existing team. You can find this transfer bet and other players on most bookie websites under the ‘Special’ category, then finding the player name – for example ‘Harry Kane transfer’.
Will Harry Kane be a Citizen?
The first team I’ll be looking at, who it feels like are linked with a transfer for Harry Kane every summer, are current Premier League champions Manchester City. The notoriously ambitious Pep Guardiola is still missing one medal from his time at Man City and many believe he sees Harry Kane as the missing piece of the Champions League puzzle. This is exactly the type of ambition Kane craves and if he does transfer to Man City I can’t imagine his trophy collection remaining empty for much longer…
Manchester City odds on favourite to sign Harry Kane
Rumours of Harry Kane’s transfer to Man City began during the season when it was becoming painfully clear that Spur’s would be settling for a finish outside the Champions League spots. It has also been suggested Man City have already made an initial offer of £100m + one of Aymeric Laporte or Gabriel Jesus.
It’s, therefore, no surprise to find that Man City are currently the bookie’s favourites to be Harry Kane’s next club and you’ll find them priced at around 4/11 on most of the big bookmaker’s sites under ‘Harry Kane transfer’. The odds are a little short but if you’re looking to make the most out of your bet make sure you have a look at my free bets and bookie sign up offers.
Manchester City 2021/22 Transfers
We all know Man City aren’t strapped for cash, with the club regularly breaking the £100m mark for signings over the last few seasons in their pursuit to remain at the top of the English game with their spend for the last three seasons being:
- Premier League 2020/21 Transfers In: £145.62m
- Premier League 2019/20 Transfers In: £143.57m
- Premier League 2018/19 Transfers In: £70.73m
Clearly, Man City aren’t tight with the purse strings however, an outlay of £160m on just one player, especially with the financial losses clubs have made during the pandemic, is enough to make the eyes water – even at the Etihad. I recently covered Jack Grealish’s transfer odds and next club, who is also being touted with a transfer to Man City this season.
I predict the club will be weighing up if the huge spend on two, extremely talented, players is worth it or if strengthening several positions is a better option. Some Spur’s fans even think the club should be asking for more!
Man City Potential XI with Harry Kane
Man City possess arguably one of the most complete squads in world football at the moment, with multiple world-class and international quality players for most positions. Despite this, the club was criticised at times last season for their lack of consistency upfront. Chopping and changing between Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus and midfielder-turned-striker Ferran Torres for the majority of last season while now departed legendary striker Sergio Aguero sat on the injury table.
It certainly showed in the stats with Man City scoring their lowest number of goals scored, 83, since the 2016/17 season – bear in mind they broke the 100 goal mark in two of the last three seasons. Scoring goals is as natural as breathing for Harry Kane, and off the top of my head, there are not many strikers who could provide the same amount of firepower as him.
Harry Kane to stay at Tottenham
Every season it feels like there’s a number of Premier League transfer rumours shouting about blockbuster deals only for nothing to come of it and the player to remain at his current club. The Harry Kane transfer rumours are no different, every club would love to have him but like I mentioned earlier it’s going to take something big for Tottenham to sell.
Remember Harry Kane only just signed a new six-year contract in 2018, meaning the club have no obligation to sell him or have any risk of him leaving on a free until 2024. Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy regularly splits fan opinions but he is well regarded by the players and reports have announced that he will be sitting down with Harry Kane and his representatives to outline the club’s goals and objectives over the next few seasons, with the intention of convincing the captain to remain at Spurs.
No Harry Kane Transfer this Window Odds
Harry Kane not to sign for another club before the 3rd of September looks likely with his massive price tag and with the club showing promising signs of progress by bringing in highly-rated ex-Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo to replace rookie interim manager Ryan Mason.
I know technically Tottenham aren’t a new club for Harry Kane but with most bookmakers giving odds of around 7/4 for no Harry Kane transfer this window, which in my opinion is good value considering the circumstances, it’s well worth mentioning. If you’re looking to make the most out of your bet make sure you have a look at my free bets and bookie sign up offers.
Tottenham Hotspurs Transfer 2021/22
After Spurs disappointing 7th place finish last season it is inevitable that there will be a squad overhaul at the club this window. Nuno Espirito Santo will no doubt have several targets in mind to help stamp his authority on the club, midfielder Ruben Neves, who formerly played under Nuno at Wolves, and Atalanta defender Christian Romero, just back from winning the Copa America with Argentina, are both expected to sign within the next few weeks.
I have no doubt that the management team envision any project for the club being built around their talismanic striker, who has formed one of the most renowned partnerships in football with attacking midfielder Son Heung-Min – with the two players breaking the Premiership goal combinations last season.
(son & Kane picture)
I’m sure many football manager enthusiasts will have dreamed up their dream Spurs XI with the money they could bank for selling Harry Kane. Realistically I think the Spurs transfer window will be fully focussed around keeping Harry Kane at the club and removing the deadwood from last season.
Tottenham Potential Starting XI without Harry Kane
Most people will already be well aware of the importance of Harry Kane to this Spurs side but I thought just to emphasise I’d show how their team could look if they sold him this season, minus any new transfers coming in.
I’ve gone for a 3-4-3 in anticipation that Nuno will play the same style he implemented at Wolve’s. I’ve also left out Gareth Bale as rumours continue to circulate about where he’ll end up. If Harry Kane does leave Spurs, they’ll be pinning their hopes on Irish prodigy Troy Parrott to lead the line as the team’s only recognised centre forward.
Red Devils eye up Harry Kane
The red half of Manchester are also on high alert after hearing about the availability of Harry Kane. A club the size of Manchester Utd are always going to be mentioned when a player of Harry Kane’s reputation is available and it has been rumoured they’ve made a few tentative enquiries already.
The arrival of Jadon Sancho already has fans desperate for the new season to start, and if Harry Kane followed him I think there might be celebrations in the street for the new Director of Football, John Murtough.
Harry Kane Transfer to Man Utd Odds
Despite their reported interest the bookies only view Man Utd with an outside shot at signing Kane, with most bookmakers offering odds of around 11/1 for the striker to be playing at Old Trafford next season. While this offers a bigger return it does look incredibly unlikely considering the interest from their cross-city rivals and the effort Spurs will be making to keep Kane.
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Manchester United 2021/22 Transfers
As I mentioned before Manchester United have already opened the cheque book for England international Jadon Sancho this summer, splashing over £70m for the tricky winger and over £40mil for world-class defender Raphael Varane.
This could prove a potential stumbling block in their efforts to sign Harry Kane, with it being suggested that players may move in the other direction, my money is on that player being out-of-form attacker Anthony Martial who struggled in front of goal last season with just 4 goals in 22 premier league matches. Martial is still young enough to bounce back and Spurs could potentially see value in him as they rebuild their squad after last season.
Manchester United Potential XI with Harry Kane
Manchester United already possess one of the best teams in England, and the addition of Sancho, Kane and Varane in just one transfer window could catapult them from title contenders to title favourites in my opinion.
Here’s how I picture them lining up with their current team if they added Harry Kane.
The Outsiders to Sign Harry Kane
Harry Kane staying at Tottenham or a Harry Kane transfer to either Manchester City or United are in my opinion the safest bets. As expected there are a few other clubs linked, Champions League winners Chelsea currently sit fourth favourites with the bookies to sign Harry Kane, with odds of around 14/1 being offered with most bookmakers currently. This one seems unlikely as they’ve made it clear that Erling Haaland is their top target for this window.
Outside of England European heavyweights PSG and Real Madrid are priced at 20/1 and 40/1 respectively. A move seems unlikely with Kane preferring to stay in the Premier League these two can never be counted out entirely especially with their financial pull and reputation.
Spurs fans don’t need to worry about a repeat of Sol Campbell’s transfer saga, where he swapped the white of Tottenham for their fierce rivals Arsenal, as the gunners are priced at a massive 250/1 to be involved in any Harry Kane transfer.
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