Transfer insider Fabrizio Romano has given an update on the situation surrounding Harry Kane and a potential move from Tottenham Hotspur to Manchester City.
Arguably the biggest transfer saga of the summer took another twist this week as the two sides fighting for Kane’s services met at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with his current side emerging as 1-0 winners. Plenty of attention was also paid to what was happening off the pitch as well, as Kane did not feature in the matchday squad.
It was a game in which Manchester City dominated in terms of both total shots and shots on target, but they just couldn’t put the ball in the net, making the case that Pep Guardiola’s side could do with the addition of Kane all the more glaring.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Romano claimed that things would pick up this week when it came to the Kane saga, with Manchester City set to submit a new bid for the England captain:
“Let’s start with Harry Kane, because now negotiations will take place also in the coming days between Tottenham and Manchester City. Man City want to sign Harry Kane, they have a new bid ready, €150m, but Tottenham, after beating Manchester City on the pitch in the opening game of the Premier League, they want to keep Harry Kane.
“So it’s a poker game, with Manchester City pushing – they want Kane – but Tottenham, at the moment, are not accepting any bid, so that’s why the situation is still open and let’s see what happens in the coming days with Manchester City and Tottenham, with Harry Kane, who is the biggest name on the market in this moment.”
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The result certainly does play into Spurs chairman Daniel Levy’s hands somewhat, as after that performance, it’s clear to see how Kane, with his incredible scoring record, would be a great asset to Manchester City, so as a result, Kane’s asking price has potentially gone up.
And whilst it has been reported that they will not sell Kane as Romano hinted, if Kane is eventually able to push through his reported demand to leave the club, then Manchester City could potentially be forced to fork out more and more for him.
So, this weekend could potentially be seen as a win-win for Levy. Not only has his team got off to a great start this season, but if Kane stays, the team will only get better, whereas if he leaves, at least he’ll have been able to squeeze every last penny out of Manchester City that he can.