Tottenham striker Harry Kane does favour a move to Manchester City, according to The Athletic. The report, which was co-written by the very reliable former BBC reporter David Ornstein, claims that the England captain was enquiring about a move to the Etihad Stadium during the March international break.
It left City’s players with the distinct impression that he wanted to join Pep Guardiola’s side, above other interested parties, including Manchester United, Chelsea, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.
Ornstein claims the biggest stumbling block would still be Spurs’s £120m asking price, which may prompt City to go after Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku instead. On Twitter, fans are split between some who want Kane while others still have their hearts set on getting Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland:
Don’t get me gassed …
— Pratik Maity🇮🇳 (@McfcPratik) May 18, 2021
oh man 🤞
— derek clapman (@2001NI) May 18, 2021
Am I the only one who feels Kane wouldn’t fit man city’s playing style??
— basi zwane (@AG_Basi) May 18, 2021
Wowww good new no 10 shirts aguero replacement
— Azmil Ariffin (@KunAme10) May 18, 2021
Exectly don’t know why fans want kane he will play only 2,3 years at this top level while haaland will secure our next dozen of years
— anonymous patriot (@khang1124) May 18, 2021
Let’s be honest, we will never get Haaland. Kane is our man and is better suited to our team.
— عبيدالله (@UBY_7) May 18, 2021
Kane is the best striker in world football
— Mustafa (@idkk712) May 18, 2021
City did enquire about Kane last summer, only for Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to ask the 27-year-old to stay for another year. There is still a chance of that happening again, meaning City would have to move on to other targets. At £120m, though, he could now be cheaper than Haaland, which makes it a very tempting offer.