Simon Jordan believes Harry Kane is worth at least £150million but the good news for Tottenham is that no team can afford him right now.
Kane became the club’s joint-second leading scorer of all-time on Sunday as he returned from injury to lift Spurs to a 2-0 win over West Brom.
He has 208 goals in 317 games but silverware has eluded him throughout his career.
Spurs are currently 14 points behind Premier League leaders Man City and look far away from mounting any sort of title challenge.
They have reached the Carabao Cup final but face a ruthless City side and even winning that cup competition may not dispel the transfer rumours.
His contract doesn’t expire until 2024 and Tottenham are unlikely to want to sell but it may not be outside the realms of possibility that Kane seeks a move to make the most of his peak years.
But Simon Jordan says there’s no team out there that can afford him right now – which is good news for Spurs.
The former Crystal Palace owner told talkSPORT host Jim White: “I don’t know the personality of the lad, but he’s been at Tottenham for his entire career, and this is a team that we look at at times and think, ‘jeez Louise, for the love of God, this is like watching paint dry’.
“He’s playing in a side where ultimately he and Heung-min Son are the reason they win games, and when they’re not playing the performances of the side are beyond unacceptable.
“I don’t know where Tottenham go with Harry Kane, because the marketplace right now for Harry Kane to go for anything vaguely resembling what Tottenham might want for him…
“Tottenham would want £150million for him, but who right now is going to pay that?
“Real Madrid aren’t going to pay it, Barcelona certainly aren’t going to pay it – who is going to pay this dough?
“So where’s he going to go, unless it’s on a free at the end of his contract?
“Man City is a place he could go, but I don’t like that every time we link someone to a bigger club then Man City become the ultimate victim of people suggesting that all they do is buy the best players! So I don’t want to get into that territory, as I’m normally criticised for ‘my agenda against Man City’.
“So whilst the rest of us sit there pulling our teeth out with a pair of pliers watching some of this dreadful football Tottenham play… I just feel that Jose Mourinho had an innate ability to keep players in-franchised that he likes – and he likes Harry Kane.”
Former Tottenham man Danny Murphy believes Kane might be content with saying at Spurs, where he will surely go on to smash all the club’s scoring records and cement himself as one of Tottenham’s greatest ever players.
The striker moved level with Bobby Smith as Tottenham’s second-highest goalscorer in history over the weekend, as his goal against West Brom took him to 208 for the north London club. Jimmy Greaves is top of the charts with 266.
But even Murphy admits he’d have to leave White Hart Lane if he has ambitions to win top honours.
“It’s hard to know, everybody is different in terms of what they want from their careers,” he said, in response to Jordan in the talkSPORT studio.
“You think of Alan Shearer signing for Newcastle instead of Manchester United, and Matt Le Tissier who was content in staying at Southampton for all that league. Harry Kane is his own man.
“But I do think he’s ambitious. I think he will be wanting not just to win Premier Leagues, he’ll want to be winning Champions Leagues as well, or competing.
“I know Tottenham got to the final under Mauricio Pochettino, but I don’t see them being competitive in that arena again for a long time.”