MX23RW : Saturday, October 20 01:01:28

Harry Kane: 'Liverpool could not halt Philippe Coutinho move'

Kane: 'Liverpool couldn't halt Coutinho move'
© SilverHub
Harry Kane praises Philippe Coutinho for his "professional" attitude during his final months at Liverpool, and says that the Reds had little choice but to cash in.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has claimed that Liverpool had little choice but to let wantaway playmaker Philippe Coutinho join Barcelona.

Five months after having three bids knocked back, La Liga giants Barca finally got their man this week as Coutinho arrived at Camp Nou in a £142m transfer.

Kane is no stranger to transfer speculation himself, having been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid for the best part of a year, and the England international admits that player power will almost always prevail.

"It's a matter of opinion, but I think if a player wants to go then why would you stop him?" he told reporters. "He's not going to be in the club, he's not going to play every game, he's not going to put his heart on the line so...

"From the Coutinho point of view I think he's been very professional in the six months he has played this year and, look, Liverpool have got a good offer from Barca and accepted it so I wouldn't say they're powerless, but I can see why if a player wants to go you would let him go."

Kane also reiterated that he is "happy" at Tottenham, but rubbished suggestions of discussions being underway over a contract extension.

Share this article now:
Barcelona welcome Philippe Coutinho on January 6, 2018
Read Next:
Liverpool 'reject Barca's claims over Coutinho fee'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account