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Danny Murphy believes that Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane would get into Liverpool and Manchester City’s teams at this point, per talkSPORT.
The former Spurs midfielder believes that the forward would be excellent for both clubs as he discussed with Adrian Durham the possibility of Kane departing Tottenham.
And he says that both Liverpool and City would look to do everything they could to bring him in.
He said: “Liverpool or City, would he get in both teams? Would Liverpool and City fans take Harry Kane now?
“I think Harry Kane would get in Liverpool’s team ahead of (Roberto) Firmino because I think he’d score more goals. I love Firmino but he’s not Harry Kane.
“And I think with (Sergio) Aguero being nearly 32, I think City fans would welcome Harry Kane with open arms.
“That’s not to say he’s better than Aguero, City fans aren’t going to have that argument, it’s not about that.
“But right now if Harry Kane was on the shopping list, would City fans be happy?
“What would he cost? That’s another question because you’ve got FFP as well. It could be a world record.”
This is just unnecessary from Murphy.
Clearly, he has been asked a question on talkSPORT and they aren’t exactly known for their subtle approach to the big issues.
But one has to wonder why exactly they are discussing the prospect of Kane moving when we’re in November and Liverpool are already running away with the league.
Sure, Spurs are in a tricky spot – they lie 14th in the Premier League – but this is akin to throwing a dart at a board and picking a topic from that.
Kane has never once suggested that he could leave Spurs, he is tied to a long-term contract that doesn’t expire until 2024 and, as Murphy actually alluded to, it would cost a fortune to get him.
This kind of radio is purely designed to bait fans and Murphy has done just that; not only has he suggested Kane would get in those teams, engaging City and Liverpool fans, he’s also suggested he’s better than Firmino in a completely arbitrary statement that isn’t based on a great deal of evidence.
But then again, nothing on talkSPORT is.