Frank McAvennie has shared some insight on Daniel Levy and what he may be thinking about a potential mega swap deal for Tottenham Hotspur.
The Lowdown: Manchester City propose swap
As per The Sun, Manchester City are prepared to offer both Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus plus cash in a bid to try and prize Harry Kane away from Spurs.
Should Tottenham swap Kane for Sterling?
Sky Sports reported last month that the England international captain has asked to leave North London in the summer transfer window, with City as well as Manchester United and Chelsea registering their interest.
The Latest: Levy insight shared
Speaking to Football Insider, McAvennie, who is now a pundit after playing as a striker for the likes of Celtic and West Ham United, says any deal will be on Levy’s terms:
“Why would Sterling want to go there?
“They aren’t winning anything. If Levy is going to let Kane go, it’s going to be money.
“From what I hear about him from my sources, he won’t be dictated to. So any deal will be on Daniel Levy’s terms.
“Sterling is at a club where you’re guaranteed a trophy every season. Tottenham don’t win things.
“The reason Sterling won’t go is the reason Kane wants to leave. If City want him, they will have to stump up the cash.”
The Verdict: Tottenham must get deal right
THFC must get any deal spot on if they are going to sell Kane in the summer, especially to a rival in the Premier League.
It seems as if the 27-year-old has set his sights on leaving, and it is better to sell an unhappy player rather than keep him at the club.
There are not many if any other strikers currently on the market who are capable of replacing him, so it may be a wise idea to try and cherry pick one or two players from the buying team in order to try and make up for some of the loss.
If Tottenham did end up selling to City, then Sterling should be a player of interest, given that he would likely slot straight into the side, and at 26 years of age, can still get even better.
The Englishman has become a superstar in Manchester, scoring a total of 151 senior goals for club and country over the course of his footballing career so far (Transfermarkt), racking up three league titles and six domestic cups.
Jesus would be another one given that Spurs would need to bring in another striker, and while selling Kane to a direct rival is not ideal at all, it would mean that they could still weaken MCFC in this aspect.
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