Writing on Twitter, reliable transfer source Fabrizio Romano has shared a big exit update involving Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and superstar striker Harry Kane.
The Lowdown: City eye Kane swoop…
It is no secret that the 28-year-old has been one of City’s main transfer targets for the entirety of this summer transfer window.
The Sky Blues have been after a replacement for all-time top goal scorer and club legend Sergio Aguero with sporting director Txiki Begiristain earmarking Kane as the man for Pep Guardiola.
However, Spurs have taken a firm stance on the forward and do not wish to sell – with the standoff now taking another twist as per Romano.
The Latest: City ‘ready new bid’ for Kane
As per the journalist, writing on his social media, City have a readied a new bid to sign Kane this summer and ‘will push again’ next week.
It is also believed that the offer will amount to around €150 million (£127.6m) and the Premier League champions are still open including players or add-ons in the deal.
“Manchester City will push again for Harry Kane next week,” Romano explained.
“#MCFC €150m new bid ready and now waiting for Spurs final position – City are also open to include players or add-ons.
“Spurs are still ‘determined’ to keep Harry Kane. No fresh bid received yet. Poker game.”
The Verdict: Levy dilemma?
While it is crystal clear that chairman Daniel Levy does not want to offload his prized asset at Tottenham, an imminent City offer of £127.6m plus players must surely create a dilemma.
Tottenham are after at least two new centre-backs for Nuno Espirito Santo and it isn’t inconceivable to believe that Aymeric Laporte could be the perfect partner for new signing Cristian Romero.
The Spaniard has been described as ‘incredible’ and the ‘best left central defender in the world‘ by Guardiola and his salary of around £120,000-per-week is arguably affordable for Spurs (spotrac.com).
Spurs are also on the lookout for a new attacking options, so City striker Gabriel Jesus could also be a fine swap deal option.
The Brazilian is still young (24) and possesses plenty of English top flight experience, bagging 50 Premier League goals and 23 assists in 131 appearances (Transfermarkt).
If Levy gets offered the chance to sign either player plus a sizeable fee, it would be foolish not to at least consider it.
In other news: Agreement reached: Tottenham confirm another N17 exit in social media announcement, find out more here.
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