The Telegraph’s Matt Law has reported that it was Fabio Paratici who let Harry Kane know last summer that Manchester City simply did not want him as much as Tottenham did.
Spurs managed to see off City’s attempts to snap up Kane during last summer’s transfer window.
The Premier League champions have decided not to reignite their interest in the England captain this summer, announcing this week that they have snapped up Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.
Law has now stated that the Premier League champions’ only offer for Kane last summer was worth £85 million-plus £15m in add-ons, which came nowhere near Tottenham’s valuation.
The journalist revealed that it was Paratici, soon after his appointment of Tottenham’s managing director of football, who let the 28-year-old know in no uncertain terms that City did not want him all that badly.
While Pep Guardiola was allegedly keen on adding Kane to his squad, Paratici apparently told the striker that City’s bid did not represent a real effort to sign him.
Law adds that Paratici’s point has been proven right by the fact that City have pushed ahead with a move for Haaland this summer instead of waiting to see what Kane’s plans are.
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It seems like while Guardiola might have been keen on signing Kane, the City hierarchy always had reservations about the move, and preferred to wait 12 months to sign Haaland instead.
It seems like City let Kane and his representatives down badly last summer by asking the striker to push for a move without the intention of making a suitable offer for him.
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