Liverpool should not buy Harry Kane. Liverpool will not buy Harry Kane. Liverpool have no interest in buying Harry Kane. None of these statements are realistically up for debate.
However, with the 26-year-old free scoring, injury prone Tottenham star’s future in North London club supposedly in doubt, it’s perhaps inevitable that somebody, somewhere, would suggest Liverpool might or should.
And that in turn those sorts of equivocal pundit musings would, over the days and weeks as we sit here without football to watch, be turned into rumours and chatter of interest and maybe. So it goes.
So we sit here today with Kane, as per The Daily Mail at least, refusing to rule out a move away from Spurs while the likes of Paul Merson say Kane then say might have to move to another English club to achieve real success and the Chris Suttonses of the world say he’d be an idiot not to join the Reds or Man City.
Which in turn leads us to stories in The Daily Star saying Tottenham have set his price tag at £200M in an effort to ward off Liverpool’s supposed interest.
Interest that, again, doesn’t exist. But hey, Kane might not be fully committed to the current Tottenham project and some random pundit threw out Liverpool’s name the other day so of course today’s story involves Spurs trying to ward off that interest by demanding £200M for a striker whose knees and ankles are made of string cheese.
If Kane’s Spurs future really is in doubt and Tottenham somehow manage to net a £200M return for a forward about to embark on his Fernando-Torres-at-Chelsea years then all power to them and maybe they can funnel some of that back into paying their staff.
It won’t be Liverpool splashing that cash, though. They wouldn’t be in for Kane at half or even a quarter of that. His injury history, high wages, and that he’ll be 27 when next season starts would ensure that.
But hey, there’s no football to watch and the pundits and rumour mongers need to fill the void with something.