The Athletic’s Manchester City correspondent has recently delivered an enticing update on City’s interest in Tottenham Hotspur Harry Kane, with a switch to Pep Guardiola’s side looking more and more likely as we approach the summer transfer window.
Lee revealed, in a recent article, that Kane wants to join City this summer if he can get out of Tottenham Hotspur, with the North London side’s disappointing season clearly the final straw for the England captain, as he made it clear that he wanted to leave the club this summer as he looks to win his first career trophy.
City have regularly been linked with the 27-year-old forward ahead of the summer transfer window, with recent reports suggesting that Guardiola’s side could even offer a few first-team squad players, such as Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling, to Spurs in an attempt to bring Kane to the Etihad.
It is no surprise that Guardiola is keen on signing the Spurs man this summer, as he enjoyed a phenomenal campaign with the Lilywhites, finishing top of the goalscoring and assist charts in the Premier League.
In 35 Premier League appearances this season, the impressive striker would contribute 23 goals and 14 assists, earning a superb 7.79 average rating from WhoScored, which saw him edge out Kevin De Bruyne as the highest-rated player in the top-flight.
Considering City will be without the legendary Sergio Aguero next season after he joined Barcelona on a free transfer, you could argue that the Citizens need to add a clinical striker to their squad if they want to progress from this season.
The Champions League final emphasised that City could do with a physical presence up front, as in the latter stages of that game, they became desperate and began launching the ball up to John Stones who was playing as a target man, so having someone such as Kane, who is adept at holding the ball up, would help them avoid situations such as that.
The “unbelievable” forward also showed how dangerous he can be this season when dropping deep and playing through balls to wingers, so he could prove to be extremely effective in the same team as someone such as Sterling, Riyad Mahrez or Phil Foden next season.
Therefore, after the latest report suggesting that he is keen to join City, Txiki Begiristain should do all he can to bring Kane to the Etihad this summer.
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