Chelsea fans might want to head to a real money online casino and put a chip down on the roulette wheel, because they might be on the verge of getting real lucky. Rumors have surfaced that there is a chance of Harry Kane possibly joining Chelsea in a transfer.
Obviously such a blockbuster move faces a lot of hurdles, but new owner Todd Boehly wants to make a splash and that would definitely qualify as such. What are the realistic expectations of Kane joining the Blues though?
Why Kane Won’t Join Chelsea
Staying at Tottenham
Kane didn’t sound too fond of his surroundings in the past couple Summers, saying in 2020, “I’ll always love the Spurs, but it’s one of those things.” In 2021 Kane was ready to leave again as the team was on their fourth manager in the previous three years.
The Spurs may have found some stability with Antonio Conte at the helm, as they had 71 points in 2021/22 and finished fourth in the Premier League. Ownership has injected £150 million into the team which has resulted in six new signings which they hope will give Kane some help.
After a recent preseason win, Kane’s mood seems to have changed as he stated, “”We look good. We’ve had some great additions, we’ve been working hard. The manager has been fantastic and all the staff. We’ve got a great team but as always you have to take that into the season.”
Of course there is the concern of Kane’s six-year, £62,400,000 contract that is up in two years. Kane is almost certainly going to want something in the neighborhood of Ronaldo’s £26,520,000 annual salary – perhaps even more if England can have a successful World Cup run.
Being Transferred Somewhere Else
Obviously the biggest reason why Kane would never be able to join Chelsea is because Tottenham would never approve it. He is the face of their club and the captain for the English team – who is also still just turning 29 years old – and you don’t just transfer somebody like that to a rival.
Regardless if they don’t want to send him to Chelsea, Tottenham may not be able to keep Kane if he wants nearly a 3X raise when his contract comes up in two years. Rumors have also circulated that Bayern Munich was trying to acquire Kane after Robert Lewandowski left the club for Barcelona.
Bayern Munich chief Oliver Kahn turned down a move to acquire Ronaldo, which may show that Kane is who he really has his sights on – and if you were going to open up the pocketbook for Ronaldo the money would be there for Kane as well.
Chelsea Not the Destination
Chelsea finished third in the Premier League last year but there are signs that the Spurs could overtake them this season. Tottenham enters their second year with stability under Conte while Kane and Son Heung-min just set the EPL combo goal scoring record.
It makes sense that with the combo of Kane and Son, Tottenham is a destination that players want to go to. Alessandro Bastoni for example has listed the duo as part of his dream five-a side team and other players haven’t been shy to heap praise on the Spurs’ stars.
Compare that to Chelsea, who are shifting their transfer attention on Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana – who may or may not be moved – after missing out on Presnel Kimpembe who is staying with Paris Saint-Germain.
Romelu Lukaku has returned to Inter Milan on loan and it looks like Timo Werner could soon be transferred or loaned to Juventus. Players who have had success elsewhere seem to lose their stride when they join Chelsea lately, is that an indictment on Thomas Tuchel.
In total it looks like Tottenham may be on the up-and-up, why would Kane want to join Chelsea and go into what appears to be a similar situation that he was so frustrated with the previous two Summers with the Spurs.