Tottenham are reportedly confident that Manchester United are not going to be able to afford Harry Kane.
According to the Daily Star, the England international’s valuation of £250m means clubs will not be able to splash the cash on him amid financial woes caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 all over the world.
The situation puts football into unknown waters. Although the Premier League has been suspended until the end of April, no-one really thinks that we will have games being played that soon. The spread of coronavirus may well run into the summer and beyond but it is not yet clear how many months it could take for things to resume.
The knock on effect for the transfer window is likely to be a negative one with the game’s future uncertain.
With clubs being without matchday revenue — because there are no matches — the summer window could see a decrease in activity and spending.
This will hit many clubs hard, and it could even make United and Real Madrid tighten their purse strings when the transfer window opens this summer.
The Athletic recently reported that United had been approached about potentially signing the 26-year-old goalscorer, while the Telegraph suggested he could push to leave José Mourinho’s side in the summer.
It would be a great addition, having Kane in the squad, but I can’t be the only one thinking £250m is crazy for a player who has had his troubles with injuries.
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