Transfer insider Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on the situation surrounding Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and a potential move to Manchester City.
Recent reports seem to suggest that Manchester City have tabled a £100m bid for the England captain, who has reportedly made his point clear that he wishes to leave North London this summer following Tottenham’s failure to qualify for the Champions League.
The report is expected to be rejected, but according to Romano who was speaking on TalkSport (1:37), Manchester City will not stop there and are prepared to try again to get him, but that any future bids are likely to come after this summer’s European Championships:
“The expectation is that they will try again because of course we are in June so the market is still so long and they want Harry Kane. What I’m told is that Pep Guardiola wants him as first target and also the board of Manchester City they love the player, they are convinced that he is perfect for what Manchester City are looking for after losing Sergio Aguero who is joining Barcelona so they want something new and they think that Harry Kane is perfect.
“So my feeling is that they will try again during the summer, they will try to negotiate, they will try to find the right way to convince Daniel Levy, also because they know the player wants to play Champions League football. Harry Kane wants to play Champions League football and this is the key for Manchester City.
“We will see if they will do another bid I think after the Euros, nothing will be decided during the Euros to respect the player, to respect the national team, but then immediately after I suspect Manchester City to move again for Harry Kane.”
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This is potentially a worrying update for Tottenham Hotspur and their fans because it doesn’t provide a lot of clarity over Kane’s future and will cause the uncertainty to just drag on.
And whilst Spurs have maintained that they will not sell him for any price this summer, Man City are one of the few clubs in world football that have the financial clout to really test that statement. So if they do eventually put in an offer that Spurs cannot refuse, then that will leave Spurs frantically searching for someone to replace him in the last few weeks of the window.
So for the sake of Spurs and their supporters’ sanity, hopefully this is something that can be sorted out as soon as possible rather than being dragged out longer than it has to.