Tottenham say Conte would be ‘on first flight back to Italy’ if transfer goes through

Craig Burley has claimed Antonio Conte would be ‘on the first flight back to Italy’ if Tottenham Hotspur sells Harry Kane this summer, as he told ESPN.

Ever since Bayern Munich sold Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona, ​​there’s been noise about the German giants liking Kane, but Burley has made it clear that such a deal won’t happen.

Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn initially shared that it would be his ‘dream’ to sign the England captain, while Julian Nagelsmann also expressed his admiration for the player.

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What club in the world wouldn’t want to sign Kane? Even Arsenal would jump at this chance, at the end of the day he is a world class performer and these types of players will always command attention.

But given how Daniel Levy works, the possible price tag on Kane’s head and how Bayern are doing on their own in the transfer market, Burley thinks it’s all a no-start.

“When Manchester City and one or two others tried to hunt Kane last year, and he made it clear he was about to leave Tottenham,” Burley said.

“But Daniel Levy was unwavering. I don’t know the exact amount, but it was over £130m. A lot. Now, this might decrease slightly with age and over time.

“When did we know that Bayern Munich was going to throw that kind of money at a player? So that would rule it out.

“On the other hand, Tottenham know that if they sell Harry Kane under Antonio Conte’s feet, then he will be on the first flight back to Italy. He will go. The whole thing will just fall apart.

“It is, in my opinion, just talk, but I don’t think Bayern Munich or Harry Kane are going anywhere.”

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A player of Kane’s caliber simply can’t go his whole career without winning a trophy, whatever, a number of major trophies.

The England captain is at the peak of his powers, under Jose Mourinho he has had the best season of his career to date.

The previous campaign didn’t start well, even then he still managed to score 17 Premier League goals – that’s one more than Sadio Mane who is backed to win the Ballon d’Or.

Under Antonio Conte, Spurs will have a better chance than under Mauricio Pochettino of winning the silverware.

But if he doesn’t win anything in the next campaign, then he has to seriously think about taking that phone from Bayern, otherwise his career will end without a trophy.

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