Ally McCoist has claimed that Harry Kane will be looking at how well Erling Haaland is doing at Manchester City and thinking ‘what if’.
Man City expressed an interest in Kane during the summer of 2021, with the striker even reportedly not showing up for pre-season training in an effort to force a switch to the Etihad Stadium (The Athletic).
Spurs held firm amidst City’s advances and managed to hold on to the striker, with Pep Guardiola’s men snapping up Haaland this summer instead.
Kane has made a good start to the season, with seven goals in his eight Premier League games (Transfermarkt) but the Spurs man’s hopes of winning the Golden Boot seem to be over already, with Haaland having twice as many goals as the England captain (Transfermarkt).
On Sunday, the Norwegian scored his third consecutive home hat-trick as City thrashed Man Utd 6-1, and McCoist believes Kane will be looking at the 22-year-old with envy.
The pundit said on TalkSPORT (03/10/22 at 6:52 am): “Do you know something? You’ve got to feel a bit gutted for him. What is Harry Kane thinking? There’ll be a bit of Harry Kane that will be saying ‘That could have been me’.
“Make no mistake about it, those balls flashing across the face of goal, Kane would be scoring goals. I’m not saying for a minute that he would be scoring as many (as Haaland), I’m not sure he would actually because this fella’s taken it to a different level.
“But Kane’s goal tally would certainly – as good as it is – would have improved in that Manchester City team. So, I’ll bet you, I don’t care what anybody says, there will be an element of ‘what if?’ for Kane.”
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There is no doubt that there will be an element of envy with Kane but the striker needs to be disappointed with the City hierarchy, not Spurs.
The Premier League champions did not make an offer that was anywhere near Kane’s value, and chose to instead spend the bulk of their transfer budget on Jack Grealish last summer.
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