Tottenham Hotspur are preparing to part ways with Harry Kane and have identified Juventus’ Dusan Blahovic as his replacement.
Tottenham are actively preparing for the new season. The club is implementing a regime change as it looks to bounce back from its worst-ever season in 2022-23. Antonio Conte’s position has been filled by Enze Postecoglou, who won the Domestic Treble with Celtic, and the squad has been bolstered by the likes of James Maddison, Guglielmo Vicario, and Manor Solomon.
But there’s still one question that remains unanswered. The future of ‘Ace’ Kane. The future of Kane, who has one year left on his Tottenham contract, is still unclear.
He’s been linked with a move this summer. Manchester United, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), and Newcastle United were among the clubs that approached him. Each time, chairman Daniel Levy maintained a ‘not for sale’ stance, protecting Kane.
Then came a difficult opponent: Bayern Munich. Unlike Manchester United and Real, who were merely interested, they made a substantial offer. Tottenham kept rejecting them, but Munich kept upping the ante.
Spurs remained stubborn. They were even prepared to re-sign Kane. According to British publication The Sun, Tottenham were keen on re-signing Kane. However, Kane had other ideas. “Kane will not sign a new contract with Tottenham and is still keen on a move to Munich,” Gary Jacob of the British publication The Times wrote on social media on Tuesday.
So far, nothing has been decided about Kane’s future. Tottenham have not changed their stance on not selling Kane either. However, they have begun to look at replacements for Kane as a contingency plan. “Tottenham have identified Juventus’ Zlatan Ibrahimovic as their top target in the event of Kane’s departure,” transfer market expert Rudy Galletti told British outlet Give Me Sport. 스포츠토토
Blahovic, nicknamed the Serbian Bomber, was headed to Juventus after excelling at Fiorentina, but after the Bianconeri failed to qualify for Europe last season, he was looking for a move and Tottenham approached him. Juventus were also willing to sell. “Juventus had set a price of €80 million for his transfer,” Galletti said.
But Tottenham balked at the high price tag. “Tottenham thought the price tag was too high, and they want to negotiate with the Juventus president to reduce it,” Galletti reported.
It’s not a sure thing. Even if an agreement is reached between the clubs, it’s doubtful that Blahovic will choose Tottenham. While he decided to leave Juventus in order to play in Europe, Tottenham will not be able to play in Europe next season either.