Daniel Levy has just given Leeds United perfect transfer blueprint


So, there it is then.

Harry Kane has confirmed that he will be staying put at Tottenham Hotspur this season, following his failure to engineer a move to Premier League champions Manchester City.

It’s been a saga that has dragged on since April, when reports first emerged of Kane’s desire to leave north London.

A little over four months later and seems like the saga was pretty pointless for everyone involved; Kane has tarnished his seemingly impeccable relationship with Spurs supporters, Manchester City wasted valuable time in the transfer market and Daniel Levy failed to get the transfer fee he so desperately craved.

But Kane’s situation does serve a few lessons to the wider footballing world, one that amplifies the meaning of contracts. Perhaps a lesson Leeds United could take from.


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Patrick Bamford recently signed along the dotted lines on a new and improved Leeds United contract, extending his stay with the Whites until 2026, at least.

For a player who was on the cusp of an England call-up earlier this year following his 17-goal return in the Premier League last season, it seems that Leeds have carried out an important piece of business that has gone fairly under the radar.

If Marcelo Bielsa’s side are to enjoy another triumphant season in the Premier League, then Bamford will no doubt be vital.

And in twelve months time, if Bamford has replicated his fantastic exploits of the 2020/21 campaign, with the potential for an England cap(s) under his belt, then there could be plenty of suitors queuing at the door to try and prize the Englishman away from Elland Road.

However, Leeds and co will see no reason to worry, especially after the recent commotion of Kane’s transfer saga.

As a result of Levy putting his foot down, and insisting that Manchester City pay the extortionate price tag fastened to the Spurs captain or look elsewhere, it has sent a refreshing message to the rest of the Premier League that clubs will no longer be bullied by player power.

In this situation, Kane and his entourage can have not complaints, having signed a luxurious, six-year deal with the club in 2018, Kane has been happy to pick up wages from Tottenham in the years since.

And in an English-inflated market, Spurs and Levy will feel every right to demand the fee that feel reflects Kane’s value to the club.

Of course, the added layer here is that Spurs have been heavily linked with a move for Bamford in recent weeks. That speculation will surely come to end now Kane’s intentions have been confirmed.

Whilst it remains to be seen if there will be another twist in the tale of Spurs, Manchester City and Kane, one thing is for sure is that if Kane is no longer a Tottenham player next week once the window slams shut, then Levy will have hoaxed City into coughing up his desire fee, ensuring that the saga ends on his terms.

Something Leeds must take note with if interest in Bamford accelerates once more just months into his new five-year contract.





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