Spanish champions Barcelona are interested in signing Tottenham and England Skipper Harry Kane next summer for a transfer fee that could reach up to £200million.
The Daily Star are reporting that the Catalan club have made Kane their number one target, with Luis Suarez’s advancing years a concern to those at the club.
The Uruguayan will turn 32 in January and has struggled with knee problems in recent times.
He certainly seems to have lost some of the explosiveness which he built his reputation on during his time at Liverpool, and that problem is unlikely to reverse in the coming years. Kane is seen as the ideal replacement, due to his age and experience at the top level.
At 25-years old, Kane already has two Premier League golden boots to his name, as well as being the top scorer during the World Cup in Russia this past summer.
Despite not being at his best during the current season, he still has 13 club goals to his name in all competitions.
While Tottenham will no doubt want to keep hold of their prized asset, financial restrictions may force their hand on the issue.
The construction of their new stadium will have tightened the purse strings at the club, and this was even before the project went way over budget.
We have already seen the effects during the summer when Spurs became the first team in Premier League history to fail to sign a player during the off-season transfer window.
A bid approaching a world-record fee would surely have to be considered, even if it would be difficult to stomach for Spurs fans.
For Kane, he is reaching a stage in his career where he may feel a change of scenery could be required. While he is a Spurs fan, the club does not really look close to competing for major honours.