Tottenham believe that Harry Kane is ‘worth more’ than Neymar in the current market, according to reports.
Kane has been linked with a number of clubs in recent years, including Bayern Munich and Manchester United, but Real Madrid have been credited with the biggest interest.
The England international will be charged with leading the line in the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday, offering Kane another chance to prove his talents on the world stage.
According to The Times, Daniel Levy is intent on keeping the striker despite Europe’s biggest clubs circling.
‘Tottenham’s position is that they will not listen to offers for their top stars,’ Matt Hughes writes, but their sales of Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and others suggest they might be willing to strike a deal, even if Levy will negotiate a hard bargain.
Said hard bargain would include a world-record fee to even bring the Tottenham chairman ‘to the negotiating table’, Hughes adds. He says the figure it would require to sign Kane would be ‘astronomical’ – ‘the club value Kane more highly than Neymar’.
The 24-year-old’s importance is two-fold: he is not only Tottenham’s best player, but ‘his commercial value’ is higher than that of most of his teammates.
Hughes adds that Levy will not entertain any bids until Tottenham have spent at least one season in their new stadium, and even then will only listen to world-record bids.