Manchester City should go all-in to sign Harry Kane this summer, says Trevor Sinclair. The former Man City winger believes that signing the England captain will give Pep Guardiola a ‘plan B’ for the final third. Kane’s future at Tottenham Hotspur is in doubt after yet another season without trophies and he could walk away to fulfill his silverware ambitions.
Both Manchester City and Manchester United have been linked with a move for the 26-year-old, but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is a hard man to bargain with and will be demanding an enormous fee that could even exceed the €150m mark. Kane has a contract until the summer of 2024 at Spurs and could therefore cost a fortune.
Despite his huge fee, Sinclair feels City should be trying to sign Kane. “He’s mobile which Pep [Guardiola] wants his players to be,” he told talkSPORT. “His hold-up play is excellent and as good as there is out there when he’s got his back to goal. And since Edin Dzeko has left the club they haven’t had that aerial competition in the box, all of their forwards are 5ft 8.”
“When a club has a deep block against them – which most clubs do – sometimes if it’s not working, they need to have a plan B. A tall striker as a back-up option isn’t a bad option. I mentioned Raul [Jimenez] from Wolves too – but they should definitely go for Harry Kane. But because he’s English he’ll probably come at an astronomical fee so they’ll probably go for Raul.”
Sinclair believes that Kane has already thought about the prospect of leaving Tottenham in the near future, with Jose Mourinho’s side missing out on the Champions League next season. “A lot of people are starting to talk about Harry Kane and asking where his next move is.”
“We have been speaking about him for a while. Don’t even think that Harry Kane and his agent aren’t speaking about it. We look at Tottenham last season, Champions League final and flying – they’re now a shadow of their former selves. I’ll be very surprised if Kane hasn’t thought about leaving.”