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3 possible destinations for Harry Kane this summer

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Throwing away the lead against Manchester United over the weekend and hit with a 3-1 defeat on home soil, it appears the pressure is firmly on Jose Mourinho’s shoulders.

Crashing out of the Europa League last month thanks to that stunning 3-0 defeat away at Dinamo Zagreb, Spurs also find themselves in a real uphill battle to secure a top-four finish.

Not only are Tottenham in a fight to secure any kind of European football for next season, Mourinho’s men also face a real task if they’re to keep hold of Harry Kane past the summer.

With Sky Sports breaking the news last week that the England skipper will push for a move if Tottenham fail to clinch a Champions League return, we have taken a look at three possible destinations for Kane when the window reopens.

Manchester City

Although it might have been heavily speculated that Manchester City are interested in Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland this summer, The Sky Blues have been continuously linked with a move for Kane over the past 12 months.

Despite getting hit with that dramatic 2-1 defeat against Leeds on Saturday lunchtime, Pep Guardiola’s side are inching towards the Premier League title and still have a possible quadruple-winning campaign on the cards.

With it no secret that City are looking to bring in attacking reinforcements over the summer, the news that Sergio Aguero will be leaving The Etihad at the end of the campaign could force Guardiola into a swoop for Kane.

With The Metro reporting that Tottenham are expected to demand in the region of £140million for the England skipper, it is believed that only a handful of teams from across Europe could afford to lump up the money for the 27-year-old, one of those being City.

Manchester United

Watching his Spurs side throw away that 1-0 lead against Manchester United over the weekend, many, including former Reds captain Roy Keane, have suggested that Kane could be tempted to head North this summer.

With United appearing to cruise towards a top-four finish and with the chance to offer Kane Champions League football for next season, this is not the first time The Reds have been linked with a move for the Premier League’s top scorer.

While Edinson Cavani might have got himself on the scoresheet in the capital on Sunday afternoon, the former PSG striker is thought to have his heart set on a move back to South America at the end of the season.

Much like their crosstown rivals, it has been widely reported over the past week that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to sign another marquee number nine when the window reopens, and Kane is a potential option should Tottenham be willing to sell.

PSG

Although many feel that Kane has his sights set on beating Alan Shearer’s long-standing Premier League record, the 27-year-old could be tempted to sign up for a European adventure.

With PSG tipped as one of the few sides who could be able to match Spurs’ valuation for their talisman, The Blues can certainly offer Kane the chance to finally win some silverware and he would also be handed the chance to reunite with his former boss.

Known to have built quite the relationship with Mauricio Pochettino during their time together in North London, The Sun reported over the weekend that the new PSG boss has been in constant contact with Kane about a possible move to the French capital.

With Kane watching Pochettino and PSG book their spot in the semi-final of this year’s Champions League on Tuesday night, French outlet TF1 have suggested that the England ace is PSG’s number one target should Kylian Mbappe seek a move away this summer.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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