Pundit claims Spurs would want Man City pair within their squad for next season

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Danny Mills has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur would love to have the Manchester City pair of Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte within their ranks.

The duo have been named as potential makeweights in a deal that City have offered to Tottenham that is said to be worth £100million (The Athletic).

Spurs are reported not to be interested in entertaining any discussions for Kane to leave the club this summer with the forward still having three years to run on his existing contract.

Mills questioned whether Mahrez and Laporte would be interested in a move to North London given the fact the club are without a head coach and appear to be in a transitional period.

The former City defender believes that Spurs need to finally confirm their replacement for Jose Mourinho if they are to be effective in the transfer market ahead of the new season.

Raheem Sterling was another name who is said to have been on City’s list to lure Kane to the Eithad, with the England international ‘angry’ at the prospect of being used in the deal (The Mirror).

He told Football Insider when asked if Spurs would want either player: “Yes, they would. Laporte certainly. Mahrez without a shadow of a doubt.

“But why would these players go there? That’s the issue. There’s no manager at the minute.

“Harry Kane’s leaving so you’re going to a club with no manager, no structure. What players are coming in? No wonder Daniel Levy just wants cash.

“Whether these players want to leave Man City and the chance to win all the silverware and the rest of it. Even if it’s financially a better deal to go to Tottenham, they might say ‘I still don’t want to go there because we don’t know who the manager is and if he likes me or whether I like the style of play.’

“You have to sort out the manager before thinking about recruitment and bringing players in. No player or very few players are going to want to go there if there’s no manager.”

SpursWeb Opinion

Both players would be an upgrade on some of our current options, however it seems unlikely they would swap Pep Guardiola for a mystery man at Spurs who is yet to be appointed.

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