13/08/2021; 9:21 AM By : Steven D. Thompson
Manchester City are not giving up just yet and will intensify their efforts to sign Harry Kane, reports claim.
The Citizens have made no secret of their interest in the Spurs star but given his status and calibre in world football, it is expected that only a sizable fee would convince Levy to let go of his prized asset.
City initially made a £100m bid for Harry Kane but saw that offer rebuffed immediately as they went on to sign Jack Grealish for that amount.
Talks about Kane moving to City seemed to have died down in recent weeks but we could be set for another long piece of transfer back and forth regarding the England captain.
Poetically, Tottenham will take on Manchester City for their first game of the 2021/22 Premier League season. It could be a chance for the 28-year-old to perhaps show his potential new side why they must go all out for his signature before the window ends.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is holding out on his £160m valuation of Kane and will reportedly not entertain any offers below that amount.
However, reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano has claimed that City are preparing a new £ 127m bid for the Tottenham star, with the hopes that they will be able to get their man for that prize.
The Sun further claims that talks between both sides will accelerate following their clash on Sunday. The report claims that Pep Guardiola wants the deal done and dusted in a bid to end any distractions from transfer talk surrounding his side. It concludes by saying City are not willing to meet the £160m valuation but will consider add-ons and even a player-plus-cash exchange that could make the deal more appealing to Spurs.
Kane has severally spoken about his ambition to win titles and it’s safe to say the chances of that happening at Tottenham are rather slim.
It also makes sense to say that one of the best strikers in the game should at least be playing in the Champions League.
All of the aforementioned points would be guaranteed for him at City and this is a move that ticks all the boxes for player and club.
At 28, Kane isn’t getting any younger and it won’t be a surprise to see the England captain even force his way out of the club at this stage.
Following the signing of Grealish, City are now ready to complete another marquee signing as they aim to continue their reign of dominance in English football.