Manchester City could offer Gabriel Jesus as makeweight to sign Kane from Tottenham
Manchester City have reportedly launched an official £100 million offer for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, with Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling, and Aymeric Laporte also being considered as makeshifts to make the deal happen.
According to reports, City could include Gabriel Jesus in the deal as a makeweight in a bid to persuade Tottenham to trade their prized asset.
Jesus hasn’t exactly made an impact at Manchester City. Despite being handed plenty of chances last season, the Brazilian striker has yet to persuade Pep Guardiola that he has what it takes to replace Sergio Aguero as the club’s main man in attack.
Jesus was rarely deployed in critical games due to his inconsistency, and many reports suggest that this season will be his last in a Sky-Blue shirt.
Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is believed to be hesitant to selling Harry Kane to a direct rival, and the Lillywhite are not in a hurry to offload the Englishman, whose contract with the club does not expire until 2024, after the 27-year-old signed a six-year deal with the club in 2018.
Harry Kane has yet to submit an official transfer request to Tottenham Hotspur, and the 27-year-old appears to be locked in for another season at the club.
Despite the fact that Kane’s future is expected to be decided only after the conclusion of Euro 2020, Daniel Levy is expected to play hardball. Tottenham’s chairman is thought to be opposed to Kane being sold to a direct rival.
The English striker is unlikely to push a move this summer, but it will be interesting to see what he does after Euro 2020 and whether he can persuade Tottenham to accept the offer.