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‘Is he going to want to do that pressing that Pep is going to demand?’ Pundit questions Kane to Man City viability
By Bruce Grove -

Gabby Agbonlahor has cast doubt over Harry Kane’s suitability to Manchester City as reports link him with a move to the Etihad.

Kane has remained one of the top strikers in the world and he has been the driving force behind Tottenham.

The team relies on him for goals and assists, but they are still not enough to get him trophies.

If he cannot achieve that in North London, then he may want to join a team more likely to win trophies.

Man City is one team that wants him and they have the money to pay whatever Tottenham demand to sign him.

The Citizens will likely allow Sergio Aguero to leave them this summer and Kane is one striker that would replace him perfectly.

Agbonlahor, however, thinks the England captain will struggle to play for Pep, claiming that he cannot press and he shoots on sight, which is against City’s style of play.

Speaking to Talksport, former Aston Villa and England forward Agbonlahor said: ‘I think he could do it [make it at City] but is he able to do the pressing part? We’ve seen Gabriel Jesus, he doesn’t stop.

‘You look at Harry Kane, he’s a fantastic goalscorer but is he going to want to do that pressing that Pep is going to demand?’

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martin
martin
1 month ago

City won’t go for Kane because he will cost too much for a 28 year old. They could get Haaland for less.

Notontheshelf
Notontheshelf
1 month ago

Is this the Harry Kane who is one of Spurs’ most effective defenders against crosses from set pieces?
The Harry Kane who has the most goal assists in the PL?
The Harry Kane whose “shots on sight” mean more goals than City’s Gundogan and Sterling, who presumably are getting tap-ins?
What else is he meant to do Aggy? Make the tea at half time and sweep the terraces?

🤡!

Jim Mckevitt.
Jim Mckevitt.
1 month ago
Reply to  Notontheshelf

Exactly. And Agbonlahor actually gets paid for this kind of stuff?

Cabspur
Cabspur
1 month ago
Reply to  Notontheshelf

Well said.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
1 month ago
Reply to  Notontheshelf

Lazy thoughtless punditry. He’s arguably the best player in the country – certainly the most well-rounded forward – and would score 30-40 goals a season there. Christ, City sometimes make Sterling look like a goalscorer!

Harry Hotspur
1 month ago
Reply to  Notontheshelf

This.

Jim Mckevitt.
Jim Mckevitt.
1 month ago

This is what passes for punditry now. It must be a long, long time since Gabriel actually watched Harry Kane play.

If City make a move for Messi or Mbappe it’s unlikely they could sign Harry under the finance rules.

The other thing against a Kane move is City are playing without an out and out striker in the traditional centre forward mode. To be fair Harry is no longer playing as a rigid penalty box type either.