Speaking on talkSPORT (10:27 pm, June 3, 2021), Carlton Cole has suggested that Liverpool could sign Harry Kane despite his £150 million price tag.
Before we get into how ridiculous this is from Cole, let’s just for a second imagine what it would be like to have Sadio Mane, Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah all operating alongside each other.
While the former has fallen off this summer, he is still capable of scoring 20 league goals in a season while the other two have been doing it consistently for years now.
On the other hand, given how competitive Kane and Salah are and how they’ve been going head to head for the Golden Boot since the Egyptian arrived in the Premier League, they’d probably end up tackling each other to outscore one another.
All jokes aside, I imagine if John W. Henry listened to talkSPORT (he definitely doesn’t), he’d probably say: “What do you think they’re smoking over there?”
In all seriousness, this is what Carlton Cole said on talkSPORT (10:27pm, June 3, 2021): “What about going to Liverpool? I reckon he could go to Liverpool. Why not?”
Why would Harry Kane not go to Liverpool?
Claims from Sky Sports suggest that the England striker wants to leave Spurs in pursuit of winning silverware but a report from the Telegraph suggests that chairman Daniel Levy will demand £150 million which basically means the player is unlikely to get his wish.
Kane scored 33 goals and assisted 17 in 49 games this season and was somehow overlooked for PFA Player of the Season in favour of Ruben Dias and although the forward wants to leave this summer, I cannot imagine anyone paying that much for him.
Least of all Liverpool.
While Anfield Central sources are told that claims the Reds are broke are wide of the mark, there is no chance at all of Jurgen Klopp spending more than what he spent to sign Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker to recruit Harry Kane.
Liverpool spend conservatively and although they do have money even if it seems like they can’t match the likes of Manchester United, they simply opt for a more sustainable transfer model.
Signing Harry Kane simply doesn’t align with the club’s transfer profile and even if they were willing to spend £150m on his transfer fee, with the five-year cost of his salary factored in, a deal to sign the Englishman will realistically set you back over £200m.
His pre-marquee move wage is £200,000/week which is £52million over 260 weeks and I imagine he’d want an increase from whoever signs him.
Liverpool simply aren’t going to sign Harry Kane even if it would be fantastic to watch.