Pundit claims rumoured swap deal will not appeal to Tottenham

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Danny Mills
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Danny Mills has claimed that swapping Harry Kane for Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling would not be an appealing prospect for Tottenham this summer. 

Kane’s future has been the subject of much speculation over recent months and Manchester City seem like the striker’s most likely destination should he leave Tottenham this summer.

While the likes of Fabrizio Romano have said that Spurs continue to insist that the striker is not for sale, other publications have alleged that Tottenham have drawn up a list of City players that they would consider in the event that Kane leaves.

The Sun even claimed two weeks ago that Pep Guardiola’s men would be willing to offer Jesus and Sterling to Spurs in exchange for Kane.

However, Mills believes that the Lilywhites are much more likely to accept a centre-back rather than two forwards who are similar to the players they have already at the club.

When asked if he felt that Spurs would be tempted by the rumoured swap deal, the former Leeds defender told Football Insider: “Possibly. But you’ve got to wait until the manager comes in or the sporting director is formalised.

“Then you’ve got to work out the style of play. And you think where does Gareth Bale fit in if he comes back if Sterling and Jesus come in?

“Where does Son Heung-min fit in? Where does Lucas Moura fit in? Where does Steven Bergwijn fit in?

“Hang on, they’ll have four right-wingers when actually they need two new centre-halves.

“They’re very good players and any squad would benefit from them. But that deal is very lopsided in Man City’s favour.

“They’re happy for Raheem Sterling to go and they’re happy for Jesus to go. And they get Harry Kane coming the other way.

“Is that necessarily the best deal for Tottenham? Possibly not. They can just turn around and say ‘If you want Harry Kane, it’s £150million. Take it or leave it.’

“They’re good players but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a good deal for Tottenham unless they fit into the system.”

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I do not expect Kane to leave this summer as I do not see any club meeting Daniel Levy’s valuation of the striker. However, if Kane is to move to City, then Mills is right in saying that it would make much more sense for Spurs to be pressing for the likes of Laporte or Cancelo to be included in a swap deal rather than Sterling or Jesus.

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