Report: Manchester City prepared to walk away from Harry Kane deal; Guardiola likes Ferran Torres as a nine
Manchester City could be prepared to walk away from any deal for Harry Kane this summer, if Tottenham refuse to lower their £150m demands.
Kane has emerged – along with Jack Grealish – as a key target for City and their manager, Pep Guardiola. It has even been claimed that City will offer up to three players, including Raheem Sterling, to land Kane.
However, according to a report from the Manchester Evening News, City will have no qualms in walking away. That’s if Daniel Levy – as expected – digs his heels over the fee for Kane.
In fairness to Tottenham and Levy, they have Kane under long-term contract at the moment. That puts the ball in their court, and City might have to yield, especially this summer.
But the MEN also claim that Guardiola will not panic if he doesn’t land Kane or someone else. Instead, Pep is thought to have high hopes for Liam Delap, while Ferran Torres has also impressed the City boss.
Torres, in particular, has caught Guardiola’s eye. Despite arriving as a winger, he finished the season well in the number nine role at times.
Indeed, he smashed a superb hat-trick in at Newcastle before the campaign finished.
Do Manchester City even need Harry Kane?
Any team in the world would want Harry Kane. Let’s just be clear on that one for a moment.
But in terms of ‘need’ then you’d have to argue City don’t actually. Sure, they’d love a new striker with Aguero gone. But they played so much of last season with a false nine and still dominated, that landing Kane isn’t the be-all and end-all.
City will still be up there next season, regardless. Signing Kane is just the icing on the cake really.
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