Neil Warnock has revealed he was surprised when Daniel Levy turned down a big-money offer from Manchester City for Harry Kane last summer.
Spurs stood firm during last summer’s transfer window and managed to hold on to Kane, despite the striker allegedly trying to force through a move to the Etihad (The Athletic).
Some reports suggested at the time that City were willing to pay £150m for the England captain (Independent) while other sources suggested the reigning Premier League champions only offered £100m including add-ons (The Telegraph).
It remains to be seen whether City will reignite their interest in Kane this summer but Manchester United are also alleged to be keen on the 28-year-old, irrespective of who replaces Ralf Rangnick at the helm (The Athletic).
Warnock has now revealed he expects City to try and sign the Tottenham talisman again, insisting that Kane is perfectly suited to the way Pep Guardiola’s men play. The former Cardiff City boss even labelled the striker as the ‘best player in England’.
Warnock told Sky Sports News (09/04/22 at 12:55 pm): “I think that Man City, if they sign him. If it cost £130 million. I was surprised at Levy really.
“I know they offered £100 million something and he would have wanted £150 million, or something like that.
“But the way that they (Man City) play, then they have got to spend that money on the best player in England. The way he plays and comes off. He is so difficult to mark. He’s ideal for Man City.”
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I believe City are the only club that could tempt Kane this summer. I do not see the striker being desperate to go to Man Utd, particularly given that they are set to miss out on the Champions League.
I am hoping that City go for Erling Haaland instead but I do fear they would move for Kane if they miss out on the Borussia Dortmund star.
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