Darren Anderton believes Harry Kane is worth around £200m, as reported by The Mirror.
The former Spurs star claims Kane does not come across as a player with an eye on a mega-money move away from North London but admits any offer from a club like Real Madrid would be too good to turn down for the striker.
“If you look at his age, his talent, the way he is, he’s got to be worth around £150m, even £200m now.”
But is Kane really worth £200m in today’s outrageously inflated transfer market?
Here are the views of the FootballFanCast.com team…
With a 2017 scoring tally on par with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, it’s hard to argue Harry Kane isn’t worth that kind of money when Kylian Mbappe can command a similar fee after just one affluent season in the Monaco first team.
In fairness, the Frenchman does come across as a more unique talent but Kane has developed such an impressive all-round game in front of goal and at 24 is on the cusp of his peak years.
Going for £200million next summer will guarantee his next club one of the best strikers in the world, if not the best striker in the world, for the best part of the next decade.
In the current market, that’s within the realms of reasonable.
The ridiculous sums of money being banded about in football gives me a headache. No player is worth £200m, but I suppose in this market we have to accept it!
I think he is a fantastic all-round striker and he deserves all the plaudits that he’s getting at the moment. He has certainly proven that he is not a one-season wonder, but he’s not currently worth £200m. Neymar’s price tag was outrageous, but he spent four years at a club that demands multiple trophies a season and the pressure to succeed is intense, not only from the fans but the media.
It’s fair to say that Kane is Tottenham’s talisman and he is a key figure in the club’s transformation to title contenders. However, if the team fall short again in the title race or fail to win a trophy, it won’t be long before the fans start getting fed up and the pressure will increase.
Once we’ve seen how Kane copes with that, then we can reassess his price tag.
While the market has exploded over the last 12 months, a fee of £200m still requires a perfect storm of factors.
Does he have the talent to interest the likes of Real Madrid or other super-rich clubs? Undoubtedly, his scoring record speaks for itself. Will a club bite on him for fee of that size? That’s another matter.
Regardless, I reckon he has unfinished business at Spurs and will want to lead them to silverware before entertaining a move away.
Transfer valuations like this are, frankly, ridiculous fodder for shock value and nothing more. Having said that, and in fairness to Darren Anderton, the point wasn’t so much about the player’s supposed value but his current and potential ability.
In that sense, the former Spurs and England midfielder is spot on: Kane is one of the most lethal strikers in the world and, as a result, should be leading the line for a club with genuine ambitions to win multiple trophies.
If Tottenham aren’t in that position, they’ll forever be at risk of losing their talismanic striker and will need to make sure their ambitions match his potential in order to truly allow Kane to flourish.
At the age of 24, Harry Kane has scored 110 times in just 174 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur. He is not a Cristiano Ronaldo or a Lionel Messi, nor will he ever be, but it is difficult to place too many strikers ahead of the soon-to-be confirmed England captain at the moment.
For a clutch of the elite clubs, £200m is short change, and if Philippe Coutinho is worth upwards of £120m, an extra £80m can be added on for a player that could realistically score 300 more goals over the next 10 years or so.
If Anderton had said that Kane was worth £200m even a year ago you would probably have laughed, but the inflated transfer prices we have seen in the last summer transfer window means that the 24-year-old is probably worth around that amount now.
A talisman for club and country and able to score any type of goal, he will be one of the most sought-after strikers in the world – if he isn’t already – next summer.