Report: Manchester City have shown interest in Spurs star, Levy would demand huge fee

Sam Preston March 31, 2021
Report: Manchester City have shown interest in Spurs star, Levy would demand huge fee
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Manchester City are considering a summer swoop for Harry Kane if they cannot land Erling Haaland, according to the Times.

They report that Haaland is City’s top choice to replace Sergio Aguero, who will leave the club at the end of the season.

But he will cost way upwards of £100 million, and is in high demand with clubs across Europe keen on signing him.

City look financially well placed to table the kind of money needed to land Haaland; certainly in comparison with the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona.

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That financial might is underlined by their interest in Kane.

He has a Spurs contract which runs until 2024 and Daniel Levy would demand a huge fee for his talisman.

There might be less competition for Kane, because Levy is so tough to negotiate with and the fact that he is older than Haaland.

Lionel Messi is also apparently a potential option if he pushes to leave Barcelona again in the summer.

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The key question for Kane is whether he can win the trophies his talent deserves at Spurs.

City have a chance to extend Tottenham’s trophy drought next month, when they face each other in the EFL Cup final at Wembley.

Perhaps if Spurs win there against the odds, Kane will be convinced that the club can build on that and win more silverware.

But the prospect of being the main striker in a City side which creates so many chances coming towards the prime of his career must be mouth-watering.

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.