Kane money not all to be reinvested
The bombshell which broke the Premier League at the end of the season was the announcement that Harry Kane had told Spurs he wanted to leave.
🚨 BREAKING 🚨
Harry Kane has told Tottenham he wants to leave this summer pic.twitter.com/u3PDDg5a2h
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) May 17, 2021
The England striker is expected to fetch a sizeable fee if/when he does move from north London. However, those hoping it all will be reinvested into transfers are to be disappointed.
A report by Goal states that Conte wanted significant investment and that were Harry Kane to be sold then the money reinvested. However, this could not be agreed.
It is understood that if Kane was to be sold, however, Conte wanted guarantees that at least part of the fee generated from the sale – likely to be in excess of £100 million ($141m) – would have been used to sign an adequate replacement.
Again, though, the two did not see eye to eye.
So what does this mean for Spurs?
Of course it is expected some of the money will go into finding his replacement but knowing that an equal figure wont almost certainly guarantees a sizeable drop in quality.
O’Hara wants £200 million summer
Former Spurs midfielder Jamie O’Hara said that he believes he has worked out a way Spurs can spend £200 million this summer.
Speaking on TalkSport, O’Hara said that he felt should a sizeable investment be made, income from Kane’s sale plus the selling of ‘deadwood’ at the club then they could build something very special.
💰 “I think if you give Conte £70m, then you sell Kane, you get another £100m.”
👀 “Then you sell the deadwood and raise another £30m. You got £200m there! I think you can build a new #THFC team.”@MrJamieOHara1 believes Spurs have the funds to help a manager rebuild Tottenham. pic.twitter.com/xFOgDFefvu
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) June 5, 2021
O’Hara though will be disappointed it seems.
The ex-Spurs man already tweeted out in frustration as the news broke regarding the Conte U-turn.
I’m actually getting sick of being let down by Spurs, it’s draining
— Jamie Ohara (@Mrjamieohara1) June 4, 2021
Whoever eventually does take the role will have a big job on a seemingly restricted budget.