When the ‘God of Soccer’ left Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), his advice was to sign the best striker in the world.
That striker was Harry Kane.
PSG has been struggling with Kylian Mbappe lately. They re-signed him last year for an estimated $210 million, but a year before his contract expires, he has indicated that he will be a free agent next summer. PSG even believe that Real Madrid are pulling the strings behind the scenes.
PSG’s plans to prepare for a new decade with Mbappe are in danger of being derailed by the revelation that Messi, who parted ways with PSG last month, has recommended the club sign a striker. That striker is Kane, who has recently been linked with a move to Germany’s most prestigious club, Bayern Munich.
The claim was made by France’s Afterfoot RMC, which specializes in soccer. “Before leaving PSG, Messi advised president Nasser Al-Khelaifi to bring in Kane because he saw this as what PSG needed to win the UEFA Champions League,” the outlet said.카지노사이트
“That’s why PSG are now desperate to sign Kane or a targeted striker.” Messi’s comments underscore the need for a striker who specializes in scoring goals from the middle of the park, despite having world-class strikers in Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe. In response, PSG have reportedly been in contact with Tottenham recently to see if they can bring Kane to the club in a flip-flop drama.
However, PSG’s hopes of signing Kane are likely to be dashed. Tottenham are on track to raise the white flag and sell Kane to German giants Bayern Munich.
“Tottenham are ready to sell Kane if he does not sign a new contract,” the British newspaper The Times reported on Thursday. The asking price is £100 million ($165 million),” and “Munich will visit Tottenham this week with a new offer.” The implication is that Tottenham have given up on Kane and are willing to sell him for a maximum transfer fee.
“Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has been told by owner Joe Louis that if he cannot convince Kane to stay, he will have to sell him for a transfer fee,” the Telegraph reported on Thursday. This means that even Levy, who controls Tottenham’s operations, has been “told off” by the club’s owner. The tide has turned.
Munich, who are keen to sign a striker in the summer of 2023, have identified Kane, a world-class number nine, as their top target. Kane was a revelation last season, scoring 30 league goals as Tottenham finished eighth in the Premier League.
With just one year left on Kane’s contract, which expires in June 2024, Munich were confident of making a move. If Tottenham rejected Munich’s offer, the world-class striker would become a free agent next summer without receiving a penny in transfer fees.
Despite this being a de facto last chance to earn a transfer fee, Levy played hardball to keep his key player, but Lewis was realistic. He feared Kane would leave the club as a free agent.
The Times’ estimate of Kane’s transfer fee was also £100 million, so it seems Spurs are set to recoup their investment in the player from his youth days and send him off smiling. Kane signed a new six-year contract with Tottenham in 2017. In 2021, Kane tried to move to Manchester City, but Spurs, who had three years left on his contract, were adamant: “No transfer,” and Kane quickly backed down.
The situation is different now, and with Kane not responding to the offer, Spurs have a realistic option. According to Germany’s Bild, Kane’s wife, Katie Kane, traveled to Munich separately to look at luxury homes and schools for their children.
However, the final variable seems to be PSG’s willingness to sign Kane. From the outset, PSG have made it clear that they are willing to pay a £100 million lump sum if they can get Kane. The idea is that they can guarantee Kane an annual salary of more than $300 million.
The problem is, Kane isn’t interested in joining PSG. A move to PSG would give Kane the trophies he craves, either in Ligue 1 or the French Cup, and it would be close to his current home in London. However, with PSG undergoing a rebuild, the club is unlikely to win the UEFA Champions League for the foreseeable future, making a move to PSG less appealing to Kane.
It will be interesting to see how PSG’s ‘Kane hijacking’ of Messi’s recommendation pans out.