This past summer, Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane saw his name connected to a possible move to Manchester City. Various reports revealed how much Pep Guardiola’s side was willing to offer the 28-year-old; however, a move never materialized.
One person that is happy not to see Kane join Manchester City is Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp. The 54-year-old spoke to the media, where Mirror relayed his comments about the relief he felt.
“I know they didn’t score 500 goals, and the world is talking about how they need a No.9. Yeah, imagine if they had a No.9 on top of that! It’s a luxury problem; let me say it like this,” Klopp said.
“It was like that last year, and then Ilkay Gundogan arrived like 500 times in the box and scored from close range. So we thought, OK, how is that possible? If in football it would be that easy – mark the No.9, and he cannot score – that would be really great!”
Manchester City’s only issue on their squad is that they need a striker that can replace Sergio Agüero and be an upgrade over Gabriel Jesus, which is why they were hoping to land Kane this summer.
Nonetheless, Tottenham stuck to its price of wanting £150-million for Kane, and it was a price that Manchester City wasn’t willing to pay. Now that the saga is over, plenty of pundits, media members, and supporters are discussing whether it was the right move or not by chairman Daniel Levy.