In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, former Hull City midfielder Dean Windass has made a claim regarding striker Harry Kane, and Manchester City’s reported interest in him.
A recent report from Bild has suggested that the Citizens could target the England captain next summer as they look to sign a replacement for Sergio Aguero, with the Argentinian widely expected to leave the club when his contract expires at the end of this season.
The 27-year-old has been in sensational form for Tottenham Hotspur so far this season, contributing 10 goals and 11 assists in his 16 appearances (ahead of Wednesday’s game with Fulham) in the top-flight, resulting in a superb average rating of 7.90.
However, despite his impressive goalscoring return for Spurs in recent years, Kane is still yet to win a trophy with the North London club, something he admitted he would have to do if he was to stay with Spurs for the long-term.
Therefore, if City can beat Spurs in the Carabao Cup final later this year, then perhaps it will open the door to Kane joining the Citizens in the summer.
Here’s what Windass had to say about the Spurs striker when speaking exclusively to Football FanCast…
“They’re in the final of the Carabao Cup, it’s not enough for Harry Kane. He’s got to win FA Cup finals, he’s got to win the Champions League. That will be his goal, it’s not financial for him anymore. It’s not as though he’s chasing the money.
“These players nowadays can play two or three years in the Premier League and don’t have to work again. It’s not financial, he just wants to win trophies. So to be fair, [how sure am I that he’ll move to the Etihad?] 95% he will end up at Man City.”
Windass clearly feels that Kane will want to move to a club where he’s likely to win trophies and considering Pep Guardiola has delivered two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and three Carabao Cup trophies during his time with the Citizens, a move to the Etihad certainly seems a safe bet if the England striker wants to win trophies.
It will be interesting to see whether City do make an official approach for the Tottenham man during the summer and whether Daniel Levy and Mourinho would be willing to let the £108 million rated man leave the North London club.