Manchester City is unwilling to get drawn into a prolonged transfer saga with Tottenham Hotspur over Harry Kane and this might spell heartbreak for Kane.
The struggling England captain has failed to register a shot on target in the opening two group stage matches of the European Championship. Kane insists that the reason behind his poor form is not the uncertainty over his future.
Kane has publicly expressed his intentions to leave Tottenham Hotspur to win trophies elsewhere. He has publicly identified the Etihad Stadium as a preferred destination with the bonus of playing Champions Lague football with Spurs set to play in the newly formed third tier of European football – UEFA Europa Conference League. But reports from England suggest that Daniel Levy, the Spurs chairman, is now determined to keep hold of his talisman.
Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola is in search of a first-choice striker after the departure of club legend Sergio Aguero to Barcelona on a free transfer. The city considers Kane as one of the targets on their transfer list, however, reports suggest that they are reluctant to get into a bidding war with Daniel Levy who is known to be hard to deal with. Only a few clubs can afford Kane’s asking price based on market valuation which would be well over £100 million.
City is also looking at midfielder Jack Grealish, Kane’s international team-mate, in a deal with Aston Villa that would break the Premier League transfer record. Negotiations are expected to be more straightforward than trying to land the Spurs player.