'That sucks': Some Arsenal fans react to transfer rumour coming from Tottenham
Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter after The Sun revealed that Harry Kane is close to joining Manchester City from Tottenham in a £160m deal.
What’s the story?
Well, if true, Pep Guardiola is about to obliterate Manchester City’s club-record transfer fee.
Kane looks set to join the Citizens in a deal worth £160m, where he will sign a contract worth an incredible £400,000-a-week.
It’s an astounding amount of money to pay for a 27-year-old with a colourful injury history, specifically regarding his ankles.
However, after a season in which he scored more goals, and provided more assists, than anyone else in the Premier League, he’s arguably worth it.
You might be wondering why this concerns Arsenal fans.
Well, both north London clubs are in the same boat right now. Neither have a manager who the fanbase is 100% convinced over, while Tottenham and Arsenal finished seventh and eighth in the Premier League last season.
Of course, they’re also huge rivals. You may have presumed that Arsenal fans would be revelling at the sight of Tottenham losing Kane.
However, the Emirates Stadium faithful seem quite annoyed.
Why are Arsenal fans annoyed?
Well, as we touched on a moment ago, it’s a fantastic deal for Tottenham, even if they’d rather keep Kane in N17.
That is what seems to have upset the Arsenal fans.
One supporter bemoaned the fact that Tottenham now have a £160m war chest to play with.
Another made the valid point that every player must be replaced at some point, so Spurs are getting the best deal possible given the circumstances.
Let’s see what some more Arsenal fans on Twitter have been saying about one of the biggest stories of 2021…
Legit depressed at the Kane fee. For a price that high Spurs don’t even have to reinvest terribly intelligently to be a better team in the long run. Getting that kind of fee for a player with his age and injury record in 2021 is wild— Giantgooner (@GiantGooner) July 22, 2021
Increasingly there are only two ways to be high level competitive consistently:— DTDCGooner (@DTDCGooner) July 22, 2021
1. be so rich that there are no consequences for your mistakes. 2. be the beneficiary of colossal mistakes from other clubs.
this puts Spurs in category 2 and that sucks. https://t.co/N8YvMUxY19
Seek refuge in how poorly they invested the Bale money. https://t.co/QFlJBqXb1N— Alex (@AlextheMonk) July 22, 2021
Exactly this. Spurs can use these funds and 100% be better set in the long run https://t.co/fCIWdmibAR— M (@NY_G00NER) July 23, 2021
Couldn’t have gone better if they’d actually planned it. Have him for six years or so, then sell him on with a history of ankle injuries at an enormous price. Every player needs to be replaced at some point so it makes sense to get paid well for it.— Tim Stillman (@Stillberto) July 22, 2021
This smells like a fee plus wages number to me. Like 100m fee plus 400k per week for 3 seasons. I just can’t believe City are dumb enough to pay 160m just for the fee without wages. They are so smart so often.— Make ESR the 10 (@pgrove1) July 22, 2021