Gary Lineker has issued a major warning to Tottenham as chief Daniel Levy has been handed extra time to mull over what Bayern Munich have described as their final offer for his star man Harry Kane. The England captain has just one year left on his contract in north London and wants his future resolved quickly.
Spurs had received a third and supposedly final bid close to their £100million valuation of the 30-year-old, but reportedly were told to give a response to Bayern by midnight on Friday night and there would be no further negotiations. However, that deadline has come and gone without news of Levy’s answer, though he may have more time to decide his next course of action.
The Daily Mail have now claimed that Bayern have offered £86.24m and add-ons and want Levy to make a final decision by Saturday morning. They want the striker to be in their German Super Cup squad to face RB Leipzig the following weekend and have already agreed personal terms on what would be a bumper £400,000-a-week contract for the man with 30 Premier League goals last season.
Kane also set a self-imposed deadline of the opening day of Spurs’ season against Brentford for a decision to be made, as he does not want the saga hanging over the team as they begin their campaign. Now, former Spurs striker Lineker has insisted that he is “concerned” for Ange Postecoglu’s side regardless of whether Kane leaves or stays.
“I’m concerned for Spurs either way, whatever happens with Harry,” Lineker told the PA news agency. “I have been concerned about them for a while, I see where they ended last season and they are in the worst position they had been in for quite some time.
“They have made an exceptional signing in James Maddison, he is a better player than a lot of people think, I think he is absolutely top class. That is a good addition but they are a long, long way short.
“The new manager [Postecoglou] could make a difference, but Harry, the goals he scores, take that away from any team it would be hugely difficult. It is time to rebuild for Tottenham – rebuild, rethink, re-plan.”
Should they decide against accepting Bayern’s latest offer, Levy runs the risk of losing their talisman for free in a year’s time as it is unlikely that he will renew his current contract.