Premier League Superstar Linked With An Exit: Should Manchester City Pounce On The Opportunity?

One of the biggest transfer stories brewing ahead of the opening of the summer window involves Harry Kane. For the last few weeks, Harry Kane has been continuously linked with a move away from Tottenham Hotspur. The Manchester clubs, PSG, Chelsea and many other European clubs are said to be monitoring his situation at Spurs. 

The 27-year old striker is having yet another stunning campaign. He is sitting at the top of goal scoring and assist-making charts in the Premier League. Tottenham Hotspur have scored 52 goals, with Harry Kane playing a direct role in 32 of them. This stat alone shows how dependent Spurs are on their striker with the rest of the supporting cast barring Son Heung-min coming up bust more often than not.

Jose Mourinho took over from Mauricio Pochettino in the hopes of winning trophies for the club. But it looks like Mourinho’s appointment has taken them backwards. Even when their striker is netting goals for fun, Tottenham are struggling at the 7th position in the league table. They are six points behind fourth-placed West Ham United. Mourinho’s team would slip to eighth place if Everton win their game in hand.

Harry Kane is in the prime of his career. He is doing an outstanding job for his club and country. Sadly, his trophy cabinet is still empty. If Tottenham fail to qualify for the Champions League this season, he might give serious thought to playing for another club where he can fulfil his potential and get tangible success in terms of silverware.

Harry Kane and Manchester City: A perfect fit?

Manchester City have announced that Sergio Aguero will be leaving this summer. The inconsistent Gabriel Jesus will be the only out and out striker remaining at the club. Pep Guardiola has been giving mixed signals regarding his club’s intentions of splashing the cash for a striker with the manager citing the pandemic as a deterrent to clubs managing to procure players at a premium.

Coming to City, the departing Sergio Aguero has 181 league goals to his name, the highest tally for a Manchester City player. Harry Kane is not too far behind the Argentine though. He has 162 goals already and if he stays in England next season, there are high chances that he will leave Aguero behind.

The England skipper has shown that he is not only about scoring goals but can also create chances for others. He can drop deep and allow the wingers to make runs ahead of him. This is what Pep Guardiola desires. He wants a striker who can link up with the rest of the team, something Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero have found difficult to achieve in recent seasons, which has forced the Catalan to play the majority of their games without a striker this season.

If Kane wants to mount a serious challenge for every trophy in England, Manchester City are the team he should join. He still has three years left on his contract with Spurs. Daniel Levy will demand a very hefty fee if he allows his main striker to leave and hence it will take a huge effort on City’s part if they are to lure the player this summer.

Stats Courtesy: Whoscored

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