Tottenham will listen to a £150million bid for Harry Kane because they need the money, according to former Leeds star John Giles. The England international has been linked with a move to Manchester City, with Sergio Aguero expected to leave at the end of the campaign. And Manchester United, to a lesser extent, have also been mooted as a potential next destination.
Kane has been in fine form this season, with the England international scoring 13 Premier League goals.
But with Tottenham struggling for consistency under Jose Mourinho, talk of a potential move away from the capital has emerged.
Manchester City are primed to replace Aguero at the end of the campaign, with the Argentina international yet to sign a new contract at the Etihad Stadium.
And United have also been linked amid the struggles of Anthony Martial, who has scored just two Premier League goals this season.
Tottenham are shrewd and stubborn negotiators, however, and reports have suggested Daniel Levy will demand £150m to let Kane go.
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Giles also thinks Mourinho is in trouble, with talk of the sack refusing to go away.
Levy admires Brendan Rodgers and Julian Nagelsmann behind the scenes, yet knows sacking the 58-year-old would cause a financial headache.
And Giles said: “They are certainly in trouble, Mourinho is in trouble.
He is getting to a similar position as Manchester United in that he’s upsetting a lot of people – Gareth Bale and Dele Alli.
“A lot of it goes back to that documentary in the summer? I watched that documentary and things happened in that documentary that should never happen in a football club.
“First of all, whatever happens in the dressing room stays in the dressing room.
“There has to be a sense of trust between the manager and the players. I was very lucky that I played in a Leeds United team for 12 years with a very good manager and a good set of lads.
“There were big rows. Especially with big Jack. Jack would be involved in nearly all of them! Don would have a go at me, he’d have a go at Norman Hunter – it never became public. That is the way that it is supposed to be.
“Next thing, you have a documentary with Daniel Levy getting involved in it; you have Mourinho getting on to Dele Alli at that particular time.
“At the moment, looking at it last week when the match with Manchester City was finished – when they had a right hiding.
“I don’t know if you noticed, but he started putting his arms around the players – they didn’t want to know.
“Then after the match, he’s saying ‘I can’t say anything about the players, they did this, that and the other..’ – in other words, ‘I’m trying to get back with the players’.
“They weren’t good. They weren’t having a go for him.”