Manchester City reportedly to focus on Jesus and Sterling renewals over Kane transfer
Manchester City will reportedly put their pursuit of Harry Kane to one side to focus on signing Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling to new contracts.
Speaking on the Reach PLC’s Transfer Window podcast, journalist Ian McGarry claimed that Pep Guardiola’s side will be prioritising tying Jesus and Sterling down to new long-term deals with City, with the duo both having their current deals expire in the summer of 2023.
Jesus and Sterling have both played important roles in City’s Premier League-winning season this campaign, with the attackers hitting 13 goals and 14 goals respectively this year and likely to feature for the club in the upcoming UEFA Champions League final.
Yet despite City being heavily linked with a summer move for Kane as reported by Fabrizio Romano, McGarry believes signing Jesus and Sterling to new long-term contracts is more of a priority for City.
McGarry said: “Manchester City are prioritising renewals for two of their other most-important players. Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus. And we have been told that Kane is not a priority for them.”
TBR View: Kane is too good a player to pass up for City
Renewing Jesus and Sterling’s contracts makes sense for City. After all, the duo have been in fine form for the club this season and have played their part in the Manchester side winning their fifth Premier League title. But a player like Kane being available on the market doesn’t come around often, and the Cityzens will be foolish to pass on him.
City have shown this season that you don’t need a conventional striker to both succeed in the Premier League or to score goals, yet in a player as good as Kane, Guardiola’s side can lay down their mark as the best team in the Premier League for years to come with the England captain leading the line.
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