Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been running his mouth by stating that Tottenham striker Harry Kane would be his dream signing.
After signing Alvaro Morata for nearly £60million, I find it baffling why he would come out and publically state his admiration for another striker.
Kane has finished as the Premier League’s top goalscorer for the past two seasons, and when answering a question about Tottenham’s title ambitions, Conte told several national newspapers: “Tottenham is a really good squad if they are able to keep all the players.
“For me, Kane, now, is one of the best strikers in the world.
“If I had to buy one striker I would go to Kane. He is a complete striker. He is strong physically, with the ball, without the ball, he fights and he’s strong in the air and acrobatic on the right and the left.
“He’s a complete player. He’s one of the top strikers in the world. If you go to buy Kane now it would be at least B#100m.
“At least. For me, if I see this price for a striker I know for sure he’s a big striker.”
Reading Conte’s comments about how it is ‘not a tragedy’ if Tottenham don’t win the league or qualify for the Champions League are massively belittling in my opinion. Maybe Conte is unaware that around 20 years ago, Chelsea couldn’t even fill their stadium.
He said: “My question is this: What are Tottenham’s expectations?
“If they don’t win the title, it’s not a tragedy. If they don’t arrive in the Champions League, it’s not a tragedy.
“If they go out in the first round of the Champions League, it’s not a tragedy. If they go out after the first game that they play in the Europa League and go down against Gent, it’s not a tragedy.
“Maybe for Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United and – I don’t know – Liverpool, it is a tragedy. You must understand this. You must understand the status of the team.”
Conte also revealed that Chelsea missed out on right-back Kyle Walker: “We tried to buy Walker,” he said. “Honestly, I think now every single player is expensive. For you to even enquire about one player, he is expensive.
“You go to buy a right-back, a left-back or a central defender and he is expensive. It is very difficult in the transfer market for the teams that need to improve their squads.”
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