Manchester City are willing to play a waiting game for Harry Kane.
The Premier League champions want to sign the England striker, but accept that it may be difficult to persuade Spurs to part with their prized asset with three years left on his current contract.
However, they believe that a bid in 12 months’ time is more likely to succeed, because Tottenham will want to maximise the value they can get for the 27-year old.
Kane has made no secret of his desire to leave North London in search of regular silverware, whilst City are in need of a new striker following the departure of Sergio Agüero who has since joined Barcelona on a free transfer.
However, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, a renowned tough negotiator, has always made it clear that he will do want he thinks is best for the club, even if he has some sympathy with Kane’s frustrations.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.