Guardiola opens up on wanting 30-goal-a-season striker amidst Kane links

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Dom Le Roy

Pep Guardiola has admitted that he would love to add a 30-goal-a-year hitman to his squad amidst rumours linking Harry Kane with a move to Manchester City.

While speculation about Kane’s future has been running wild for several months, there were several big developments last week that have dramatically increased the likelihood of the striker leaving Tottenham this summer.

News first broke that the striker has reiterated his intention to leave Tottenham before sources suggested that City have identified him as the man to replace Sergio Aguero.

Kane’s interview with Gary Neville for The Overlap then dropped on Thursday where the Tottenham star admitted that he will have a discussion with Daniel Levy about his future and even named Kevin De Bruyne as the player he would like to play with the most.

Guardiola has now stated that strikers who guarantee over 30 goals-a-season are invaluable and admitted that he would love to add such a player to his squad.

The City boss has been quoted by The Sun as saying: “I’d love to have a striker who got 50 goals a season honestly but I don’t like to put all the pressure on one player.

“At Barcelona Lionel Messi, every season since he was born, scored 50 a season.

“Thierry Henry scored a lot in the first season, Samuel Eto’o scored a lot – what a striker.

“When you are to win titles, especially the Premier League, with just one guy you won’t win it.

“You need more and the statistics speak for themselves. You need three guys with more than ten, scoring 12 to 15, to be competitive.

“But when you have someone who can get 25 to 30 it helps a lot.”

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Despite the fact that City have managed to dominate the Premier League this season by often playing without a number nine, I am sure that they will be in the market for a marksman this summer, particularly given how wasteful in front of goal Gabriel Jesus has been.

However, City have tended not to spend £100m+ on one player and I do not see them getting Kane unless they more than double their previous transfer record. I still believe that Erling Haaland would be their number one target this summer ahead of the England captain.

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