Manchester City are now a step closer to achieving their summer transfer target. As reported by The Sun, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has finally agreed to sell Harry Kane to City.
The Spurs boss was originally only willing to sell his star striker to a foreign club, but has now agreed to let him join Man City this summer. Kane has been Manchester City’s top target in the transfer window and a breakthrough in the deal will be huge for the club.
But there are still other obstacles to overcome. The main one will be the £160million transfer fee.
City reportedly submitted an initial bid of £100million last month that was promptly rejected. The Blues will have to create and break transfer records to make the deal happen.
City will have to smash the Premier League transfer record of £89million, currently held by Manchester United’s Paul Pogba. The deal will also break records for Spurs as it will comfortably top the £86million received from Real Madrid in 2014 for Gareth Bale.
In 2017, Man City secured a Kyle Walker from the London side for £47million, but this will be nothing like it. This will be a blockbuster deal that will redefine the Premier League transfer landscape. It will rank up there among the biggest deals in the history of world football.
Think of the Neymar and Kylian Mbappe deals for Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus’ move for Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid’s signing of Eden Hazard. Sure, some could be hazardous as seen in the case of the latter. But this promises to be different.
For one reason, Harry Kane will still be in familiar territory, the Premier League. Only this time he will trade a mediocre side for a beast that has dominated the division for the better part of the last decade.
A goalmouth assassin teaming up with a killer squad will be nothing but a nightmare for the opposition.
But more importantly, City will rest easy, knowing Sergio Aguero has been well replaced. The goals will definitely flow to keep the club at the helm of not only the English game, but European football as well.
Clubs like Paris Saint-Germain Bayern Munich and Barcelona are currently stockpiling ammunition. So City cannot hold back at this point because this is the opposition in the Champions League. Back home, Liverpool and Manchester United are also reinforcing while Chelsea are loaded to the teeth.
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Bringing in Kane and Jack Grealish will be the perfect response to last season’s disappointment in Europe. A team consisting of the best English talent in a generation playing for the best manager in Pep Guardiola will be amazing to watch.
Consider the prospects of having John Stones and Kyle Walker at the back. Jack Grealish in midfield while Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane do the damage up front. Paired with other world class performers like Ruben Dias, Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez, it will be a dream team.
Kane is said to have verbally agreed to a £400,000 per-week contract at Etihad Stadium. So it’s now a matter of the two clubs ironing out the details in the deal.
On a personal note, this will also be huge for Kane. With small beginnings at Ridgeway Rovers in North East London (where it also began for David Beckham), he later moved to Arsenal’s academy before landing at Spurs.
The road to top Premier League player has not been a smooth sail, though.
He took in loan spells at Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich City and Leicester City before becoming a first-team regular at Spurs. His performance and personality has seen him rise to become captain for both club and country.
So City will get a huge asset worth every penny spent should the deal be done. It will be the right signing at the right time ahead of the 2021-22 campaign. Or what do you think?