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Manchester City Should Go All Out For Grealish - But Forget Kane

Blues Bidding For Both, But Grealish Would Be Better Fit

England Training Camp - Euro 2020 Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Manchester City have this week been linked with moves for Spurs striker Harry Kane and Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, both of whom come with a hefty price tag.

The blues are reported to have opened talks with Spurs about bringing England striker Kane to Manchester, and are rumoured to be ready to offer £100m plus a player in order to bring the striker north.

And the same value has been put on the head of Grealish, however Villa have said the England man is central to their plans to challenge for a place in European competition next season and will resist any offers made.

The blues have not made any formal offers for either players, however if it had to be one or the other, Grealish should be the main target.

Kane has an excellent record in front of goal. He has made 245 appearances or Spurs, scoring 166 goals in the process, making him the 7th top Premier League all-time goalscorer and just 18 behind City’s own legend, Sergio Aguero.

However, his goals have not helped Spurs in the land of silverware, with the north London club last lifting a trophy in the 2008/09 season when they won the League Cup.

The striker, who stands just over 6 foot tall, would be a good target man for the blues, who have been without a tall, powerful striker for as far back as I can remember. However, it is debatable whether Kane would suit the City set-up.

Watching him play for England, Kane seems to spend a lot of time out on the wings or in midfield. While he does get into the penalty area, quite often when England have the ball on the wings, he’s not in the centre waiting. That is the sort of play that would frustrate the faithful and Guardiola, who would be looking to Kane to boost the blues goal tally in the absence of Aguero.

£100m+ for a 27 year old, prone to injury just doesn’t seem like a good investment, especially when the blues could utilise Ferran Torres in the middle and even start to bring young Liam Delap into the first team fold. Guardiola managed Phil Foden perfectly and now the youngster is starring for England, so why not Delap?

Grealish on the other hand would be a welcome addition to the City set-up, and in my opinion, the blues should set their stall out to bring the Villa man to Manchester. Grealish is a direct midfielder, who continually looks for the forward pass, and drives the team forward at every opportunity.

Watching him play for England against the Czech Republic has shown he has got what it takes to succeed. He is hungry for success and at 25 years old, he still has his best years well ahead of him.

Is he worth breaking the transfer record though? The British record currently stands at £89m when United bought Paul Pogba from Juventus when he was 23 years old, however it is likely that City will also offer a player to secure Grealish, with Bernardo Silva most likely to be a makeweight.

Both clubs are determined to keep hold of their star players, however the lure of silverware and European competition, particularly in the case of Grealish, may play a part on both the players minds.

What do you think? Should City go for both? If not, who would you prefer to see in City blue? Let us know your thoughts.