Today's Premier League transfer news includes an update on the saga that is Harry Kane going (or maybe not going) to Man City, and Martin Odegaard heading back to Arsenal permanently…
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Kane to Man City saga goes on and on
If it's been said once, it's been said 5 million times, and we'll say it once more: Harry Kane and his agent/brother, Charlie, have handled this entire drawn-out saga as poorly as any elite footballer in
recent long-term memory. The brothers Kane's latest move came on Tuesday night, when it would appear that Charlie leaked further details of the "gentleman's agreement" between little brother and Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.
Only now, Kane (Harry) still wants his move to Manchester City and he wants the club to explain to the fans that he holds no responsibility for the mess of the situation so that all the Tottenham fans can shower him with love and adoration one last time, acknowledging none of his own actions this summer, as he walks away from north London to join the reigning, defending Premier League champions. Surely Levy will go for that - report from the Telegraph:
The Kane brothers' strategy of "torch every relationship and ounce of goodwill at Tottenham in order to force a transfer away" is an interesting one. Let's see if it works for them these next 13 days.
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Arsenal, Real Madrid agree Odegaard transfer fee
Elsewhere in north London, happier (transfer) times are abound at the Emirates Stadium, where Arsenal have reportedly agree a $41-million transfer fee (plus add-ons) with Real Madrid for midfielder Martin Odegaard, who spent the second half of last season on loan to the Gunners.
Odegaard was arguably Arsenal's best player from February onward, as he scored two goals and assisted two more between the Premier League and Europa League. He played nearly 1,300 minutes in 20 appearances.
This one sounds like its 90 percent of the way to completion, with the suggestion that the 22-year-old Norwegian playmaker could be registered by Friday in order to make his full debut as a permanent Arsenal player in the derby versus Chelsea on Sunday (Watch live, 11:30 am ET, on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).
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