Tot­ten­ham must be ready to Spur Real’s Kane in­ter­est

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Harry Kane will stay at Tot­ten­ham but only if the club are ready to match his am­bi­tion and re­ject bids of up to £200 mil­lion (Dh971m), ac­cord­ing to for­mer Spurs mid­fielder Dar­ren An­der­ton.

Tot­ten­ham have shown a will­ing­ness to sell star play­ers in re­cent years, with Gareth Bale, Luka Mo­dric, Dim­i­tar Ber­ba­tov and Michael Car­rick all de­part­ing for just over £150m (Dh728m) com­bined.

Kane alone would likely top that in to­day’s market but Spurs in­sist their prized as­set, reared through the club’s academy, is not for sale.

The 24-year-old was the only English­man named on a 30-man short­list to win the Bal­lon d’Or on Mon­day, hav­ing scored 43 goals in 37 matches this year. He also has 15 goals in his last 10 for Tot­ten­ham and Eng­land.

Real Madrid took Mo­dric and Bale in 2012 and 2013 re­spec­tively and will get a closer look at Kane when Spurs head to the San­ti­ago Bern­abeu next week for the first of two Champions League group­stage ties.

An­der­ton be­lieves it is up to Tot­ten­ham to en­sure Kane never re­turns to seal a trans­fer.

“You hope he’s Tot­ten­ham through and through,” An­der­ton said. “The way he plays and the way he acts, it cer­tainly looks like he’s happy where he is and hope­fully he doesn’t forget that.

“I think he’ll want to com­plete his jour­ney at Tot­ten­ham. He’ll want to play in that new sta­dium and he’ll want to be part of the Tot­ten­ham team that wins the league.

“But the club have got to go with him on that. If the of­fer comes in from say Real Madrid, it will be up to Spurs to turn it down. If you look at his age, his tal­ent, the way he is, he’s got to be worth around £150mil­lion, even £200mil­lion now.

“If they say yes, Harry will get the chance to speak to them and I’m sure if he walks into the Bern­abeu with an op­por­tu­nity to sign, he’d find it very dif­fi­cult not to. And would you blame him? You couldn’t, ab­so­lutely not.”

Goal glut: Harry Kane.

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