Based on his own experiences with dealing with Daniel Levy, Barry Fry has told Football FanCast in an exclusive interview that he expects the Tottenham chairman to block a Harry Kane exit this summer.
According to various reports, including from Sky Sports, Kane will ask to leave the north London club if they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League — something that is looking increasingly likely following their recent 3-1 defeat to Manchester United.
Manchester United are in fact one club who would be interested in signing the 27-year-old striker in the next transfer window, that is according to The Athletic.
Fry, however, is not sure a transfer is viable, largely because of Levy and the current climate football finds itself in.
When asked by FFC whether the impact of the pandemic on club finances could prevent Kane from leaving Spurs, Peterborough’s director of football said:
“I think so because I think in the past Daniel has been a very, very shrewd operator in the transfer market in buying players and selling them, particularly in selling them. He stuck out for a price, everybody expects him to lower that price, but he won’t.
“He is a very good negotiator. I’ve had a few battles with him myself and even at my lower level, he wouldn’t help the small fry out; he’s got his own valuation of his own players and he sticks to it and fair play to him. He’s been very successful doing that in the past.”
As well as Manchester United, their rivals Manchester City have also been linked with a move for Kane as Pep Guardiola weighs up bringing in a replacement for the outgoing Sergio Aguero.