Harry Kane is ‘not worth £160million’ with Tottenham’s reported valuation of the wantaway striker branded ‘unjustifiable’.
The England captain is still yet to report for Spurs training as expected this week, and talkSPORT has been told he will have to ‘stay and play’ if the club stick to their incredible price tag.
Kane’s stand-off with Spurs is set to continue, having effectively gone on strike as he looks to engineer a move to Manchester City.
The striker, who turned 28 last week, didn’t show for training on Monday or Tuesday, and while it’s claimed he will return by the weekend, it’s unclear what his future holds.
Latest reports claim Premier League champions are willing to pay £130m for Kane, and are confident they can get the deal done.
However, City have been warned there’s no way Daniel Levy will back down from his asking price, with the chairman said to be demanding closer to £160m for his top asset and talisman.
And former Tottenham striker Darren Bent is stunned by that figure, insisting it would not be value for money.
“Harry Kane is one of the best centre-forward in the world, but he’s not worth £160million,” Bent said on the talkSPORT Breakfast.
“He’s 28 years old now, he has had injuries… what are you going to get out of him, four or five years? I just dont think it justifies that much money.
“Man City have got the money to do it, but Pep Guardiola and the owners are probably thinking, ‘no, £160m is too much’.
“Maybe £100m or £120m, that’s more realistic for Harry Kane.
“But if Daniel Levy is saying he wants £140m, £150m, £160m and Manchester City are not prepared to pay that, no one is going to pay that.
“And then Harry is going to have to stay and play.”
Former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp also joined talkSPORT to offer his reaction to Kane’s strike, with the veteran coach admitting his surprise by the centre-forward’s behaviour.
And, having worked closely with Levy during his four years in charge at White Hart Lane, he insists the chairman will not sanction a deal unless his full valuation is met.
“As much as I love Harry, he’s a fantastic player and great lad, but he’s in a difficult situation,” he said on Tuesday.
“Because if Daniel doesn’t get the money he wants, he’s not going to say, ‘we love you Harry, you’ve been a great servant and we’re going to let you go for this amount’.
“He’s going to want the full amount before letting him go. Unless Daniel gets the money he wants it’s not going to happen.
“If he wants £160m and someone is offering £130m or £140m, they are not going to get him.
“Daniel won’t budge.”
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