Brad Friedel says he would be “really surprised” if Harry Kane secured a transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea or Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United.
The England captain is one of the summer’s transfer stories with Tottenham’s Premier League opener against Brentford looming, but Harry Kane’s future is no clearer.
If he doesn’t secure that sack at Bayern Munich, he’ll be on a free transfer in 2024, but Friedel, who watched Kane come through at a young age, can’t see him going to Chelsea, Manchester City or Manchester United. as he further told The Transfer Show Sky Sports (8/7/23 at 7:10 p.m.).
It seems England sides won’t even bother wasting their time or breath on Kane this summer as a certain Daniel Levy will just smack them in the face.
But that doesn’t mean none of those clubs will still receive the £200,000-a-week star (Spotrac).
A reunion with Mauricio Pochettino maybe? That would cause quite a stir. How about Manchester United? Yes, they have signed Rasmus Højlund but this proven goalscorer is needed.
“I would be really surprised if Harry Kane signed for either Manchester United or Manchester City in England on a free transfer,” Friedel said.
“Especially Chelsea, even if Mauricio Pochettino is one of the best managers around. He’s a really good person. I know he and Harry Kane have a great relationship.
“But Harry’s a really good guy too. He will know what it means for Tottenham fans when he moves to another Premier League club.
“So for me that means it’s Inter, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and those clubs. So where does Harry want to be? I think Tottenham.”
Kane to Chelsea would rock the boat
Chelsea fans would be jumping for joy if they got the 30-year-old next summer, but the same won’t be the case for Spurs fans – Paul Merson shared his thoughts.
It’s not exactly Sol Campbell’s second note against Arsenal, but going against another of Tottenham’s London rivals would seriously shake things up.
Moreover, the thought of Spurs’ all-time top scorer Pochettino lifting a trophy at Chelsea and winning it is one of the Hotspur Way players’ worst nightmares.
The Sky pundit says it would be a “real surprise” if the £200,000-a-week Chelsea or Man United star showed up at HITC first.