Trevor Sinclair has urged Manchester City to abandon their pursuit of Harry Kane and snap up Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham instead.
News emerged last week that Daniel Levy had agreed to sell Kane to City for a fee of around £160m this summer.
However, this has not put an end to the speculation linking the 27-year-old with a move to the Etihad, with The Mirror reporting a few days ago that Pep Guardiola’s men are braced for the transfer saga to go all the way to the wire on transfer deadline day.
Meanwhile, Abraham is also expected to be on the move this summer, with Arsenal thought to be the front-runner for the 23-year-old’s signature.
It has even been alleged that Chelsea have offered Abraham to Spurs as a part of their own attempts to snap up Kane.
Sinclair believes that the Blues star would be a better fit for the Premier League Champions than Kane, insisting that Guardiola could mould the youngster into the type of player he wants.
When asked if he would take Abraham over Kane at the Etihad, the former City winger told talkSPORT Breakfast: “I would, yeah.
“He’s a young enough player and with Pep Guardiola’s coaching ability and the teammates around him… he’s a top player.
“The season he had at Aston Villa and then he went back to Chelsea and did very well. He’s a handful, his pace, he looks to stretch the lines, he’s a finisher.
“No player’s perfect, especially at 22 or 23, but there’s a lot of growth there with Tammy.
“He’d be someone I’d be very interested to see at Manchester City.”
When asked about the rumoured £160m fee for Kane, Sinclar responded: “It just goes against my principles of what I think about the club. Honestly, it really does.
“I just don’t want to see the club going out there and spending that ridiculous amount of money to bring one player in.
“That just kills it then. You might as well pack up.”
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The fact that City do not seem to be moving for a centre-forward suggests that they believe they can get Kane this window. I hope I am wrong but everything coming out of Kane’s camp as well as the two clubs suggests that a deal has been agreed in principle. I suspect Spurs want to bring in all their signings before making the announcement.
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