Harry Kane’s future at Tottenham Hotspur is looking in doubt as Jose Mourinho’s side continue to struggle this season, so Manchester City should go all out to sign him this summer.
According to journalist Lu Martin, City’s main ‘goal’ this summer is not Erling Haaland as other reports would have you believe, it is actually Kane.
Pep Guardiola recently suggested that it is ‘impossible’ for City to sign a striker this summer due to a lack of funds but recent defeats against Leeds United and Chelsea have perhaps highlighted that they need a goal scorer such as Kane if they want to reach the next level under the legendary Spanish manager.
Sergio Aguero is already confirmed to be leaving the Etihad this summer and whilst Gabriel Jesus has impressed on occasion, the Brazilian simply doesn’t possess the goalscoring instincts to mark him out as a natural replacement for the Argentinian.
Guardiola has also confirmed that 18-year-old Liam Delap will be training with the first-team next season after some extraordinary performances with the academy sides, but it would surely be unreasonable to expect him to replace the goals offered by Aguero in this Manchester City side.
Therefore, City arguably need to bring in a world-class striker this summer and after Borussia Dortmund’s astounding asking price for Haaland was revealed recently, as well as Mino Raiola’s frankly ridiculous contract demands, City should turn their attention to Kane.
The England captain has enjoyed an incredible season with Spurs so far this campaign but other than a spot in the Carabao Cup final, has very little to show for his efforts, as the North London club are currently seventh in the league and crashed out of the Europa League at the hands of Dinamo Zagreb.
In the Premier League this season, the 27-year-old has contributed an incredible 21 goals and 13 assists in just 30 appearances, which has helped him average a 7.81 rating – comfortably the best of any player in the division.
In all competitions this season he has 26 goals, whereas City’s top goalscorer this season is midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, with the 30-year-old having scored 16 goals in all competitions for Guardiola’s side.
Earlier in the season, Kane’s teammate Heung-Min Son was full of praise for the Spurs talisman, saying:
“He is just incredible, when you’re watching him in training or the game he can bring some magic in one second. He is one of the best in the world, definitely.”
Considering the number of chances City create, it seems clear that Kane would be able to replicate the sort of numbers he is producing at Spurs at the Etihad, so if he does want to leave the North London club this summer, then it could be a no-brainer for the Citizens.
Therefore, they should forget about signing Haaland and instead bring in a world-class, Premier League-proven striker such as Kane.