Speaking on Sky Sports (via Football Daily), reporter Kaveh Solhekol has now made a £75 million claim involving Tottenham Hotspur, Harry Kane and Manchester City.
The Lowdown: City eyeing Kane swoop…
As confirmed by Pep Guardiola yesterday, Premier League champions Man City are definitely interested in signing the superstar striker this summer, but he admits it is all down to Spurs’ stance on negotiating (BBC).
The forward himself is said to prefer Eastlands above all other destinations and is widely believed to want a move away from north London before August 31.
Sky reporter Solhekol, bringing the latest, has shared an update on the saga whilst dropping a £75m claim.
The Latest: Solhekol makes £75m claim…
Solhekol, speaking live to the broadcast giant (via Football Daily), reiterates Tottenham’s firm stance that Kane is not for sale this summer.
However, in this on air message, he details the kind of figures that City have been mentioning when it comes to a swoop for the 28-year-old.
“It’s a free world, you can make an offer, but your offer has to be realistic,” explained the journalist.
“The kind of figures that Manchester City have been talking about, I’ve been told that it’s £75 million plus some players, Spurs are just not interested in that.
“They’re not interested in £75m, they are not interested in players as part of the deal either, as far as they’re concerned they are in a very strong position.”
The Verdict: Consider it?
£75m is arguably a low-ball figure on it’s own, especially considering he won the Premier League Golden Boot last season and captained England to a Euro 2020 final.
Even factoring in his age, City will have to up the ante if they seriously wish to tempt chairman Daniel Levy into selling his prized asset before deadline day.
If that fee does indeed include the offer of players, however, it should at the very least get Levy and managing director Fabio Paratici thinking.
Aymeric Laporte, for example, would be a stellar defensive partner for new signing Cristian Romero as Spurs reportedly aim to add at least two new centre-backs for Nuno Espirito Santo.
The Spaniard has been called ‘incredible’ and the ‘best left central defender in the world’ by Guardiola and Tottenham could realistically afford his £120,000-per-week salary (spotrac.com) – especially if they offload more players.
Acquisitions of his calibre, who could be included in a possible swap, should be considered as Kane’s desire to leave grows stronger.
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