Tottenham Hotspur fans are still dark over their talismanic striker Harry Kane's future at the club as the Englishman enters the final year of his contract at the club. Once the contract expires at the end of the forthcoming season, Kane is free to join any club. (More Football news)
Tottenham's new boss Ange Postecoglou made it clear in his first press conference that he will never convince Kane to stay at the club.
"I don’t think it’s my role to sit down and treat people in a manner because of their circumstances. I’m really big on treating everyone the same, and Harry has already entrenched himself in the history of this football club," said the Australian.
"He’s a very important part. He’s one of the premier strikers in the world and I want him involved. My conversation with him will be about how we can make this club successful, and I’ve got no doubts that what he wants as well.
"So within that context, whatever that narrows into the personal stuff around Harry as an individual. If the conversation takes it that way then we’ll take it that way. But I doubt it’s going to be defined in the manner that people think it’s going to be. It’s not going to be a conversation where we walk out of the room and have an understanding."
As rumours start to arise about Kane in the transfer market, Bayern Munich honorary president Uli Hoeness has stated that his club club snatch the services of Kane from Spurs.
Hoeneß, Bayern's former president who recently returned for a consulting role, told journalists at the team's training camp on Saturday that the striker has already decided to join the Bavarian powerhouse and that negotiations with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy are ongoing.
Hoeness said supervisory board member Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and chief executive Jan-Christian Dreesen have regularly spoken with Kane and his representatives.
“Up to now it was the case that Harry has clearly signaled in all the talks that his mind is made up. And if that remains the case, then we'll get him,” Hoeness said. “Then Tottenham will have to give way.”
Hoeness said Tottenham would not be able to turn down 80 or 90 million euros ($90 or $100 million) for the player, who just has a year left on his Tottenham contract, and that Kane wants to play in European competitions.
For Tottenham, which finished eighth in the Premier League last season, it's a difficult situation as they did not qualify for Europe.
“Now he has the chance again to come to a top club in Europe,” Hoeneß said. “What we all like is that he and his agents, his father and the brother, have always clearly stood by what they've said. If it stays like that, then that's OK.”
(With AP inputs)