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Manchester City prepared to wait for a year to get Kane
By Bruce Grove -

Manchester City is prepared to play the waiting game in their bid to sign Harry Kane.

The Premier League champions have been linked with a move for the England captain and he has told Tottenham that he wants to leave.

Kane’s motivation to exit north London is that he wants to win team trophies and Spurs are struggling to achieve that now.

The Lilywhites last won a major trophy in 2008 and have been trophyless since Kane broke into their first team.

The striker has now asked to leave, but Daniel Levy is a cut-throat businessman who isn’t always ready to sell his top stars.

He will make things hard for City which has emerged as his most likely next club.

ESPN says the Citizens recognise that it would be hard to sign him from Tottenham before next season considering that he has three more years to run on his current contract.

Because of that, they are prepared to wait for a year to get their man when he would have just two seasons left on his current deal.

Kane remains one of the best strikers in the world and if Tottenham wants to end their trophy drought next season, they have to keep him.

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eddie
eddie
27 days ago

City played most of last season without a recognised striker.I don’t think they would wait another year for Kane,it’s this summer or never.

If Haarland doesn’t move.I think they would the move for him next summer with another year of CL under his belt.

MiT
MiT
27 days ago

Sterling and Kane just do not seem to have any chemistry on the same pitch at all. I do not know why City would want Kane at a sky high price unless Sterling was gone.

I think City will sign Ings for around 20-25m to replace Aguero this season.

I think they will then sell Sterling in a future window and replace him with Kane for far less money than they would have to pay this summer.

If 120m is placed on the table, Kane may have to force a move by sitting out – that is very fair and good money for him.

But again, I do not think Kane and Sterling should be on the same squad. I could be wrong – just my opinion. They are just on 2 very different pages.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
27 days ago
Reply to  MiT

Guardiola would get them working. De Bruyne is the missing link that’s all.

Last edited 27 days ago by Glory Costs Too Much
Bren Long
Bren Long
27 days ago

It wouldn’t surprise me if it’s agreed that Kane stays another year, is given the armband and a run at Greavesie’s all time goals record, and then moves up north.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
27 days ago
Reply to  Bren Long

Levy should make him player manager, that should appeal to him saving all that money.

Bren Long
Bren Long
27 days ago

Levy doesn’t like managers, only head coaches

PeterDavies
PeterDavies
27 days ago

Kane is not worth 100m plus. City max signing has been for 65m. Kane naive sign long contract at Spurs. City do nothing. Wait a year or two, Cheap as chips.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
27 days ago
Reply to  PeterDavies

I think you’re basing your estimation on his last 2 England games. Ignore that and think of his last few seasons in the PL – golden boot, most assists etc. in a bang average team. He is worth £100m plus on that basis.

John
John
27 days ago

Harry is now 28. If he has a poor season, the ‘experts’ will say he’s slowing down, lost a yard of pace, etc & he’ll be worth about 10k. Levy has got to sell him now to make any money. The England team have some fast youngsters which doesn’t help him & that’s why people have said he looks leggy, whatever that might mean.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
27 days ago
Reply to  John

35, or at least 32/33 the new 30? The days when you were generally finished at 30 are gone; you’re quite possibly reaching your peak in your early thirties now, though it does depend on things like mileage on the clock, ie .how many games you have played (with sportsmen how many times you go to the well – and not just your actual age – is a major factor) and the position you play in. Jim Craig reckoned that he and Tommy Gemmell at Celtic were past their best before they reached 30 due to the nature of their roles as overlapping full backs expected to beat a hasty retreat and get back to defend whenever an attack broke down. Certain positions have pace as a major requisite ie wingers and full backs, which precludes greater longevity (though Stanley Matthews, a WINGER, played on till he was 50! He used to look after his fitness and I believe had one day a week where he didn’t eat!) compared, to say, with centre backs and midfield players for whom speed of movement – while helpful – isn’t quite so important.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
27 days ago

Also, in certain positions, having someone to carry for you is a help. After guesting for Celtic against Liverpool in Ron Yeats testimonial in 1974, Bobby Charlton said that if he had had Bobby Lennox, with whom he was very impressed, in his back pocket, he reckoned he could have gone on a few more years.

Incidentally, while, of course, not in the same class as Jimmy Greaves as a goalscorer (and he often lined up as an outside left, anyway) he did share one attribute with Greaves: put him in the clear with 30 yards or more to go on goal and he was likely to score. Greaves was exceptional at that; not many others are.

I was there in person at WHL to witness such an effort from the maestro against Newcastle in 1969, where I think he picked the ball up just outside his own penalty area, ran the length of the pitch with Bobby Moncur in hot pursuit, stopped in his tracks, then went round Moncur and the goalkeeper before dispatching the ball in the back of the net, prompting the chorus all around the ground (well, perhaps not the Newcastle end!) of “JImmy for England”. Actually, it turned out be perhaps his last great moment in a Spurs shirt; a few months later, he was away to the Hammers.

Also in attendance that day – I discovered some years later – was one David Dillenberg, nearly a quarter of a century before I met him for the first time.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
27 days ago

I’m talking about Lennox in the second paragraph above, not Charlton.

Paul
Paul
27 days ago
Reply to  John

Leggy. The man is running around like he has cement shoes on. All then 90 plus minutes per game and the injuries and work to get back is taking its toll. Notwithstanding he got one decisive pass all tournament and it came from Harry Mcguire. But for the sake of all parties take $80M and move on. We weren’t going too far this year anyway. Bye the way, did you hear Spurs are in “secret” talks with 5 potential managers according to Romano. The emphasis here on secret.

legoverlass
legoverlass
27 days ago

Levy will sell. Player sales is the only money for transfers. There is no way that ENIC will part with a penny of their own brass.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
27 days ago

City have to sign a striker, they will not wait a year. What if Kane suffers a major injury who will want him, will he still be worth £150 million?

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