Over the course of the summer, Manchester City were continuously linked with a move for Tottenham Hotspur talisman, Harry Kane. The rumours of a move being made began in the middle of last season with it being suggested that the player himself was keen on a move to a “bigger” club. The rumour mill revealed that any move would cost at least £150m, a fee that would shatter the English records. With Kane at the Euros, very little progress was made and then things went into overdrive when he missed the first few days of preseason training. It was said that Harry Kane felt betrayed by the club, believing he had a gentleman’s agreement to move if the right offer arrived. This continued till the last week of the transfer window when Kane confirmed he was staying at Spurs effectively closing the door on a move in the summer but not for the near future.
HARRY KANE IS STILL UNHAPPY
After the failed move, the England captain has been a shadow of himself. His exertions during games have been below his usual levels and are that of a man who isn’t pleased to be playing with a bunch of “average” players. For years, Harry Kane has carried Spurs on his back coming through for them time-without-number, yet he has nothing to show for it. A Champions League final appearance and League cup final are the only real chances he’s had to bag a trophy. Unhappy players are very much liabilities in any team and if Kane is still unhappy as his performances indicate, then Spurs would need to drop him like a hot potato. He has scored just once in the league this season his worst start to a league season.
MAN CITY NEED A NATURAL STRIKER AND KANE FITS THE ROLE
After Sergio Aguero’s departure, the next logical thing was to find a replacement in Kane and they failed to do that in the summer. Despite the goalscoring abilities of City’s players, Guardiola has missed the services of a goal poacher who takes up the positions in the box to score. Harry Kane’s numbers are up there with the best and could only improve at City. Quality deliveries from De Bruyne, Cancelo and the likes would definitely guarantee 25 goals for Harry Kane in a season where City are striving to win the Champions League. Harry Kane has consistently scored crucial goals and City need his poaching ability knowing that the teams in Europe and on the local scene are stronger and more used to City’s style of play. This is a match made in heaven with a club known to win trophies and a player with the ambition and quality to win trophies. A move in January could prove difficult but with Kane turning 29 years next summer the player could well force a move in order to win trophies as he enters the twilight of his career. A move of that nature would see City get their man and their man get the trophies he’s been craving his whole career.