The Lowdown: City eye Kane move…
As reported by Sky Sports, City’s supposed ‘next bid’ for the 28-year-old superstar amounts to a fee of around £127m (via Football Daily), a figure which chairman Daniel Levy has no interest in accepting.
Beforehand, Fabrizio Romano claimed the Premier League champions lodged a £100 million bid for Kane back in June and were open to discussing player exchanges as part of a potential deal.
While these approaches and figures haven’t been enough, reliable sources like Sam Lee and Charlie Eccleshare believe that Levy could entertain offers closer to £150m (The Athletic).
Bearing that in mind, journalist Delaney has now brought a major update on what City are willing to do next.
The Latest: Delaney drops major Kane update…
As per the reporter, City are yet again prepared to increase their bid for Kane as they eye a replacement for club legend Sergio Aguero.
Not only that, but Delaney believes the Sky Blues are now open to tabling an offer of around £150m – a figure tipped by many to turn Levy’s head.
“Man City prepared to go to £150m for Kane, which many believe would at least get Spurs talking,” the reporter explained on Twitter.
Indeed, sharing more information in The Independent, the journalist believes that Pep Guardiola’s side could now go as high as that figure in the last two weeks of the transfer window.
He also explains that ‘many sources’ are now saying that ‘could be enough’ to bring Tottenham to the negotiating table.
Levy has apparently been ‘furious’ at the nature of some exit links surrounding Kane whilst remaining firm in his stance that the forward is not for sale, but there is also an ‘increasing feeling’ the situation is changing.
This is due to the player’s own handling of the situation which has made him slightly more unpopular with the fanbase, something which could make a sale more acceptable.
The Verdict: £150m? Sell…
Kane’s importance to Tottenham over these last few seasons cannot be understated, as highlighted by his most recent Premier League campaign where he bagged an incredible 23 goals and 14 assists (WhoScored).
However, if City do lodge a record-breaking £150m bid, it would be foolish for Spurs not to accept it – especially when taking into considering the player’s age.
Tottenham would arguably never receive a better offer for Kane again as he slowly approaches the twilight phase of his career and managing director Fabio Paratici may work wonders with a significantly bolstered transfer kitty.
Taking the striker’s own wishes for a departure into consideration, accepting an huge offer of that ilk would arguably be best for all parties involved.
In other news: Bid pending: Spurs offer now expected to sign ‘incredible’ player after behind the scenes talks, find out more here.
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