Report: Pep Guardiola identified Spurs man as transfer target during Man City contract talks

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Dom Le Roy

According to The Independent, Pep Guardiola has identified Harry Kane as the man to bolster Manchester City’s attack and has asked the club to investigate the possibility of signing the striker.

Kane has started the season on-fire, having already scored 13 times and registered 11 assists with less than a quarter of the campaign gone (transfermarkt.com).

The striker put in another all-round display in the 2-0 win over Man City on Saturday as he held the ball up brilliantly and proved a handful for Aymeric Laporte and Ruben Dias. He also set up Giovani Lo Celso’s goal with a lovely turn and perfectly weighted pass.

The Independent claim that Guardiola is a big fan of the England captain and namechecked him twice during discussions about potential transfer targets when he was negotiating a new contract with the Etihad hierarchy.

The report suggests that Kane may push to leave North London next summer if the club fails to win any silverware this season, and City could be one of the clubs lining up for his signature.

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Given the financial impact of the pandemic, it appears unlikely that any club is going to spend £200m on Harry Kane. The striker will be 28 next summer and clubs like City and Real Madrid are much more likely to throw their war chest at the likes of Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe, who have more than a decade potentially left in them at the top level. Kane is also not the type of player to go on strike to get his transfer. So it is unlikely that Levy would accept anything less than what he deems would be a suitable price for Kane, even if the striker asks to leave.

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  1. Honestly it’s this kind of arrogance that I find truly irritating about ‘rich’ exploitive football clubs like Man City. They think they can just rock up and poach key players of other clubs by waving silly amounts of money about to turn these players heads. Personally speaking I believe HK has much more integrity than that, and truly loves playing for Tottenham as a club which is close to his heart having developed from youth level to the very top. For me City are just a club of mercenaries who will spend more to make their impact, there is no real footballing soul to speak of which I think is kind of tragic. Stay with Spurs Harry you really are one of our own

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