Transfer Rumours: Manchester City to go for Harry Kane if Erling Haaland deal fails

The English forward is having a phenomenal season under Jose Mourinho with 17 goals and 13 assists under his belt in 27 league appearances.
Harshil Pandit Author

Updated - 31 March 2021 8:59 pm

Transfer Rumours: Manchester City to go for Harry Kane if Erling Haaland deal fails

According to reports, Manchester City may turn to Harry Kane in case they fail to acquire Erling Haaland. Following Sergio Aguero’s departure from Etihad, the blue part of Manchester will want another striker to compete with Gabriel Jesus. Premier League leaders currently have Dortmund and Norwegian ace Haaland at top of their list as replacement for the Argentine. And while Erling Haaland may be the primary target, one should not forget the bitter relationship between Mino Raiola and Pep Guardiola. The former is currently Haaland’s agent, while latter is the head coach of Manchester City.

Why Harry Kane if not Erling Haaland?

As the strained relationship has no lost love in it, Manchester City may now very well have second target. And the player to look up to seems to be none other than Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane. The English forward is having a phenomenal season under Jose Mourinho with 17 goals and 13 assists under his belt in 27 league appearances. However, numbers are not the only reason. Another factor that might lure City into buying English international is his Premier League experience. Kane has been consistently scoring in English conditions under different systems and that alone should get him on City’s radar.

Notably, another reason for deal to go through can be the prospect Manchester City offers. The Manchester-based club look to have a run with league title already this season and are also strong contenders of Champions League. Moreover, the team has been bagging silverware every season in contrast to the North London club. It will be interesting to see how the saga unfolds in the upcoming transfer window. Will the tough Spurs management persist, or will the Manchester City’s oil money soften up the negotiations and get their man?

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