Premier League champions Manchester City have been linked with some big names this summer, but former player Paul Stewart can’t see them landing all three of Declan Rice, Jack Grealish and Harry Kane in this window.
There is a desire for City to land a striker this summer following the departure of Sergio Aguero to Barcelona.
The main name mentioned to replace Aguero is Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane with an astonishing £160m move mooted, and Stewart believes the club will make him their priority this summer, telling TT: “I think City are probably going to go all out for Kane.”
Manager Pep Guardiola will want to add the right players to his squad to ensure City are well equipped to defend their Premier League crown and also to ensure they reach the latter stages of the Champions League also.
With plenty of games to be played next season, squad size is going to be important. Fernandinho recently signed a new deal with the club, but there were reports from The Times that the club were lining up a move for another defensive midfielder, West Ham’s Declan Rice, if the Brazilian left in the summer.
As well as Kane and Rice, ESPN reported last month that City were closing in on a £100m swoop for Aston Villa star man Grealish, and whilst all three would make a statement and create a Galactico summer, Stewart can’t see the club landing all three targets.
He added: “I think it’s a push for them to get all three, they’ll probably get two of the three.”
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