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With the recent deals for Virgil Van Dijk and Philippe Coutinho again illustrating how mad the world is going, it got us thinking about what Harry Kane is worth in the current football transfer climate. Loads, obviously…but could he potentially threaten the recently set transfer record of £198m (€222m) that PSG paid Barcelona to secure the services of Neymar last summer?
You would have to think that it’s possible that the mild-mannered goal machine from Spurs could become the world’s most expensive footballer when Tottenham eventually do conclude that they simply have to cash in their chips on this one. After all, his sale would help pay a large chunk of the reported £800m the club are shelling out on the rebuild of White Hart Lane.
So, we threw this transfer market conundrum over to our Football traders and they’ve priced up what they believe Kane could fetch in the market. As ever, settlement rules with these sort of markets are important. Kane might not be sold till he’s in his 30’s after all – having decided that a quiet life without the distraction of Champions League football and Premier League title races to contend with is the life of riley for him.
But, if the rumoured battle royale between the elite clubs of England, Spain and France does materialise, my fiver is on £211 million or more at 7/2 !
The England man racked up some impressive numbers in 2017 – including eight hat-tricks in all competitions and a Premier League record of 39 goals in a calendar year.
Kane has also shown he’s capable of replicating this form on the European stage, with 6 goals in 5 Champions League games so far this season helping Mauricio Pochettino’s men top their group ahead of reigning champions Real Madrid.
The North London side have drawn last season’s runners-up Juventus in the round of 16 and if Harry Kane continues to plunder goals against the European elite, this will only serve to increase his value in the transfer market.