The Blue side of Manchester are not giving up on their pursuit of Tottenham’s goal poacher Harry Kane. It has been reported that they will resume the race to sign the striker in January after failing to acquire the England captain during the summer transfer window.
The Premier League champions spent all summer lurking around the England international after the European Championship but they were unable to secure the eager striker from Spurs.
It was reported that City never made a convincing bid to cart away their sought-after striker from Spurs. The move collapsed because the Citizens failed to show a formidable bid and offer that would have been enough to get Levy’s hottest property away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The transfer fee of £150 million that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy slammed on the player was deemed too much and it wasn’t met.
Regardless, the pursuit is gathering momentum again from the media on how City have rekindled their interest and are prepared to test Tottenham’s resolve in the winter transfer window or at the end of the current campaign.
Harry Kane’s willingness to move before the closure of the transfer window was so obvious but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy gagged Harry from making that giant move to where his skinny trophy credentials would have been guaranteed of laurels.
The potentiality of Spurs hoisting a trophy anytime soon is slim compared to Manchester City that have established themselves as perennial winners.
Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola’s side have won three EPL games, lost one, and drawn one this campaign, there was no indication of a goal drought or deficiency upfront but the true test of character would come when they face potent and bigger sides in the league and UEFA Champions League.
That’s when a seasoned striker would be highly needed. Since the departure of Manchester City’S record goal scorer Kún Aguero, they’ve been on the lookout for a suitable replacement to fill the void, and Harry was identified as the best fit for the position.
If City see the acquisition of the England captain as a priority, meeting the value placed on him would be the most ideal and way forward.
The hollow of an attacker was highly felt when the Citizens faced Southampton on Premier League Matchday 5. Surprisingly, they could only record one shot on target throughout the game, something that’s very usual for a studded City side that usually scores goals aplenty.
If they couldn’t amass shots on target against Southampton at the Etihad, what would now become of them when they face a true test against tougher opponents and league challengers like Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester United?
Pep Guardiola’s side played their first UEFA Champions League game in group A against RB Leipzig in mid-week which was a thriller, they won 6-3. Unfortunately, it was a different story against Southampton at the Etihad Stadium in front of their unhappy fans.
The Citizens may find it difficult to keep on cementing their dominance if goal droughts keep repeating. If they get Kane in January, a Striker in his mold would stock up their attack lines and ascend their threat level.