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According to SportBild’s football director Christian Falk, Manchester City are planning a £ 89 million summer move for Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane.
– Christian Falk (@cfbayern) December 31, 2020
Pep Guardiola’s team wants a quality striker to succeed legendary Argentine hit man Sergio Agüero, and they have also been linked to Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland.
Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus has struggled in front of goal in recent seasons, and that has seen City score just 21 goals in 14 league games in 2020-21.
He is the least of the teams currently in the top 11 in the top flight table, and his lack of quality finishing in front of goal could prove costly this period.
Getting a top spot is necessary if Manchester City want to compete again for the title and the Champions League, and landing Kane will undoubtedly increase their chances of winning the silver medal.
The Spurs star has been out of money since he began his career at the North London club in 2009, and could be tempted to leave if things don’t turn out for head coach José Mourinho.
However, Man City and other potential suitors will have to part with more than £ 89 million to have a chance to remove Kane from Tottenham.
Spurs president Daniel Levy will not be willing to let his most prized possession go away for that amount, and with three and a half years still on his current contract, the club has an advantage in any possible negotiation.
Kane admitted nine months ago that he would not hesitate to leave Tottenham if he feels he is not moving in the right direction, and ending the campaign without a trophy could put his future at the club in doubt.
Spurs last won the silver medal in 2008, and with more than 200 goals to his name, the 27-year-old will not be left without suitors should he become available on the transfer market.