Manchester City linked with multiple players; though striker a priority!


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According to former Citizens midfielder Nigel de Jong, two players are likely to replace Sergio Aguero’s role at Manchester City. Manchester City has just lost its flagship striker, Sergio Aguero. Aguero, whose contract expires at the end of the 2020-2021 season, has opted not to extend his work deal with Manchester City. The 33-year-old bomber decided to leave Manchester City as a free agent and then joined Barcelona for free. The departure of Sergio Aguero also leaves a big hole in the Manchester City squad, at least that’s according to their former player, Nigel de Jong.

Therefore, Nigel de Jong feels Manchester City needs to bring in a new striker in the 2021 summer transfer market.

Harry Kane

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If it is true that Manchester City are moving to get a new striker in the 2021 summer transfer market, Nigel de Jong feels two players could replace Aguero’s role. Defending Premier League champions Manchester City are reportedly willing to be patient to bring Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur.

Harry Kane has played for Tottenham since 2009. But during his time with the Spurs, he had never been able to win the title. Kane was finally called no longer at home at Spurs. He wants to change clubs next season.

The English striker wants to defend a team that can help him win the title. Manchester City was then reportedly interested in signing Kane. However, there is a significant obstacle from the Spurs. Daniel Levy is reluctant to let Kane go unless the striker is paid 150 million pounds.

Manchester City did not wholly back down from the hunt for Harry Kane despite being hindered by Tottenham’s request. ESPN claimed the news. The report says Man City already has simple tactics so Kane can be recruited more quickly and cheaper. They will patiently wait for the next 12 months. This will do this if their efforts to negotiate with the Spurs continue to fail this summer.

Kane currently has three years remaining on his Tottenham contract. Tottenham are also in a strong negotiating position to keep Harry Kane. If he has two years remaining on his contract, Manchester City also hopes that Spurs are willing to soften and lower the selling price of the 27-year-old player.

Harry Edward Kane is a footballer from England, who is also Irish. He started his professional career with Tottenham Hotspur in 2011.

In the 2013-2014 season, Kane returned to the Spurs squad and scored in the Capital One Cup tournament against Hull City in extra time. The game ended in a 2-2 draw, and a penalty kick was required. However, the Spurs beat Hull with a final score of 8-7, and Kane scored with a 5th penalty.

In January 2010, Kane began to expand his career in international matches by playing for the England U-17 national team in the Algarve tournament held in Portugal. After that, he strengthened the England team at the U-19 level, scored two goals in the match against Albania, and won with a final score of 6-1.

In the England Under-19 team, Kane played an essential role in the UEFA European Championship Under-19 tournament held in Estonia in July 2012 and led the team to the semi-finals. He played in 19 matches and contributed six goals for the team.

At the 2013 U-20 World Cup, Kane became one of the national team players coached by Peter Taylor and debuted on 16 June 2013 and won 3-0 against Uruguay.

On 13 August 2013, Kane debuted with the England squad at the Under-21 level, playing in the 58th minute under manager Roy Hodgson and winning with a final score of 6–0.

The forward scored another hat-trick for the under-21 team against San Marino in the 2015 UEFA European Football Championship U-21 qualifying round on 10 October 2013.

Raheem Sterling Opts Out of Harry Kane’s Transfer Sacrifice; Manchester City Ready to include Gabriel Jesus

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Manchester City has not raised the white flag to be able to get Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur. Rumored that they would make Raheem Sterling a player in exchange for Kane, Manchester City are reportedly ready to sacrifice Gabriel Jesus to get the England striker.

Harry Kane’s future at Tottenham Hotspur is in a big question mark. The striker reportedly wants to leave the club he has played for years in the transfer market this summer.

Manchester City are the team most interested in getting Harry Kane’s services. However, they have difficulty redeeming the transfer dowry, which reached 150 million pounds.

As reported by Gazzetta Dello Sport, Manchester City have other ideas to get Harry Kane’s services. The Citizens will trade with their striker, Gabriel Jesus, to bring Harry Kane.

According to the report, Manchester City will take a trade-in option to secure the services of Harry Kane. However, the Citizens have plans to apply for a fee of 100 million pounds and coupled with Gabriel Jesus.

Manchester City knows Tottenham Hotspur are interested in the Brazilian striker, so The Citizens are trying to include the striker’s name in the deal. However, the report also claims Tottenham Hotspur, especially the chairman Daniel Levy, will reject the Manchester City offer. Daniel Levy is reportedly reluctant to sell Harry Kane with a trade-in scheme. Instead, they want £150m in cash for Harry Kane.

If Manchester City cannot meet their demands, Tottenham Hotspur will prefer to keep the striker this summer. Tottenham Hotspur is in a solid position to keep Harry Kane. The striker remains tied to the north London club until 2024.

Jack Grealish

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As reported by The Sun, the transfer funds were not used to recruit Kane. Instead, they diverted the funds to recruit Jack Grealish. According to the report, Man City has decided to postpone the Kane transfer process until next year. This is because the striker is tough to get this summer. Because Tottenham is adamant, they don’t want to sell him in the summer.

So City judged that it would be a waste to postpone Kane’s transfer, so they allocated their funds for another transfer. According to the report, it will assign City’s £100 million budget to Grealish’s services.

Pep Guardiola was very impressed with the action of the Aston Villa player. He considered Grealish could be the new David Silva for his team. Incidentally, Grealish is priced at 100 million pounds in the summer, so City will use the money to recruit the player.

Man City are not the only team that craves Grealish’s services. Neighbors Manchester United and Chelsea are also rumored to be interested in the England international.

Antoine Griezmann

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If they cannot reach an agreement, Man City will prepare several players’ names ready to be targeted. One of them is the Barcelona star, Antoine Griezmann.

The French striker is known to have struggled to get playing time consistently since arriving at Barcelona. But, no doubt, some rumors say Griezmann’s opportunity to leave the Camp Nou Stadium is open.

Griezmann is also very likely to be tempted to move to Man City, considering the extraordinary progress the team has made while under Guardiola’s care.

Sergi Roberto

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Manchester City is leading the race to sign versatile Barcelona star Sergi Roberto, Sport reports. Recent speculation suggests City could offer Aymeric Laporte as part of a swap deal for the 29-year-old, who can play at right-back or midfield.

The 29-year-old made just 20 appearances for Ronald Koeman’s side during the 2020-21 campaign, with the midfielder struggling to cope with muscle and hamstring injuries.

Roberto has just one year left on his contract at Camp Nou, and a recent report claims that Barcelona is looking to tie him up with a two-year extension.

However, according to Mundo Deportivo, the Catalan giants have repeatedly called Man City to discuss a possible sale this summer.

The report claims that Koeman’s side is open to Roberto signing a new contract, but they are prepared to sell him this summer and believe that there is interest from the Premier League champions.

The Spaniard, who has also been linked with Inter Milan, scored one goal and provided two assists in 15 La Liga appearances during the 2020-21 campaign.

Sergio Ramos

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Manchester City faces competition from two rivals to sign Real Madrid legend Sergio Ramos reports ESPN. The 35-year-old will leave Santiago Bernabeu this summer at the end of his contract, and his future has been the subject of intense speculation.

The report claims Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have also contacted Ramos over a potential free transfer. In addition, Manchester City is believed to be willing to offer Sergio Ramos a two-year contract. Even so, a quick resolution is unlikely as the Spanish center-back will decide his next move, putting his family first.

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