Manchester City fans react as report suggests club will renew duo's deals over Kane signing
Manchester City are reportedly set to prioritise signing attackers Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling to new contracts before making a move for Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
Journalist Ian McGarry claimed on Reach PLC’s Transfer Window podcast that City are looking to tie Jesus and Sterling down to new long-term deals ahead of signing Kane, who is reportedly a target for the Premier League champions as reported by Fabrizio Romano.
City will be without club-record goalscorer Sergio Aguero next season with the Argentine attacker set to leave the Manchester club this summer after almost 10 years at the club. However, Pep Guardiola’s free-scoring side have found success without a recognised striker this season.
And City supporters on social media approved of the club prioritising signing Jesus and Sterling to new deals rather than trying to sign Kane this summer. The England captain is believed to be valued at around £180m according to the CIES Football Observatory via the Daily Star.
Here’s what some fans had to say about the decision on Twitter…
That’s how to do it. In-house first then look outside for reinforcements
We are a well run club because of such measures put into place.
If HK will come it will happen, if not then it was impossible all along. But Raheem and Gabi should be a priority.
— K E L E T S O (@Keletso_Kippax) May 19, 2021
I'm willing to give them lads another chance…They love the fans, the football club and that's what matters.
— FatBaller (@fat_baller) May 19, 2021
Cmon Guys, y’all forget what Sterling has done for us too quickly. 1 bad season doesn’t define a player.
— 93:20 (@AMagajana) May 19, 2021
Makes sense. Quality players.
— PepCity (@PepCity3) May 19, 2021
Extend their contracts ASAP
— Tony (@TheGismyName) May 19, 2021
That’s good! Just keep believing in our 7 and 9.
— Dee.🎃 (@Dev57817931) May 19, 2021
Kane is not the only striker who has been linked with a move to City. Erling Haaland has been hotly rumoured with a move to Guardiola’s side in recent weeks as reported by talkSPORT.
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