Paul Merson argues Man City should sign Harry Kane over Erling Haaland 

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Paul Merson has claimed he would rather sign Harry Kane than Erling Haaland if he was in Pep Guardiola’s shoes, insisting the Tottenham man guarantees you 30 goals in a season.

Tottenham managed to hold firm against Manchester City’s attempts to snap up Kane last summer but the reigning Premier League champions were initially expected to reignite their interest in the 28-year-old again this summer (The Sun).

However, it emerged a couple of weeks ago that City had agreed on personal terms with Haaland and are expected to activate the Borussia Dortmund striker’s release clause (Daily Mail).

Football. London’s Alasdair Gold reported last month that there is a growing hope within Spurs that Kane will remain a Tottenham player next season.

The journalist claimed that despite the striker having just two years left on his contract, the Lilywhites remain unwilling to sell him this summer.

However, Merson believes that City should again test Tottenham’s resolve to hold on to the England captain.

The Arsenal legend told SportsKeeda: “Erling Haaland has been linked with a move to Manchester City. I haven’t seen as much of him as I’d like, so it’ll be interesting to see how this one pans out.

“I’d personally rather have Harry Kane as you’d be signing someone who guarantees you 30 goals in a Premier League season.”

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There is no doubt that Kane would be the perfect fit for City’s system, given his ability to operate as a nine as well as a ten. That is why Guardiola was so desperate to sign the Tottenham man last summer.

However, after being burned by Levy last summer, City probably do not want to waste their time again, which is why they have seemingly pushed ahead with a move for Haaland.

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  1. Well done, more air time for a gooner on a Spurs site. City got “burned” by Levy? What does that even mean? Do you mean a chairman didn’t want to sell his most valuable asset, and one of the worlds best strikers, on the cheap? Burned indeed, more Bharad nonsense.


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