Harry Kane ‘will tell Tottenham next week he wants to join Jack Grealish at Man City’ ahead of his expected £100m move from Aston Villa… with the England captain to report back on Monday at the training base of Spurs
- Tottenham really want to keep Harry Kane, but they lose the battle
- Aston Villa received £100million from Manchester City for Jack Grealish
- They are expected to accept and Kane reportedly wants to join his English buddy
Daniel Levy’s hold on Harry Kane is slowly slipping away, and the striker is reported to be forcing a transfer to Manchester City when he returns to Tottenham.
The Citizens appear to be winning their battle to sign Three Lions heroes Kane and Jack Grealish, with their £100m bid for the Aston Villa man expected to be accepted after Dean Smith’s side struck a deal for Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey.
Kane is still in his summer break after the striker’s season has been extended to the Euro 2020 final, but the 28-year-old is expected to join his Spurs teammates on Monday for Covid testing ahead of pre-season training .
Harry Kane would like to join Jack Grealish at Manchester City as they chase the English couple
Daniel Levy tries desperately to cling to Kane, but the striker seems to be free
When he comes back, Telegraph announce that Kane is ready for talks with Levy and will explain his determination to force an exit this summer.
The prospect of the attacker in City colors is terrifying for the rest of the Premier League, with Kevin De Bruyne already waiting to provide him with assists all season.
Sergio Aguero’s transfer to Barcelona has left a huge void at City, but Pep Guardiola could not have asked for a better replacement.
Kane would also join a strong contingent of Gareth Southgate’s top England men at the Etihad, with Raheem Sterling, Kyle Walker and John Stones doing well under the Catalan boss.
Kane has grown frustrated with Spurs and wants to go elsewhere to look for more silverware
Pep Guardiola would love to have both Kane and Grealish at his disposal for a title defense
Grealish’s arrival would strengthen England’s backbone at City, as the 25-year-old is on standby for contract talks if Villa accepts the offer, which could make him the most expensive purchase ever by a British club.
The former Irish youth international will earn more than £200,000 a week at the Etihad.
Bailey’s imminent arrival at Villa Park – the speedster is on his way to Birmingham for his medical check – in a £30million transfer indicates the Premier League side could be willing to accept the Grealish offer.
The winger’s departure will have a huge impact on Villa, with the captain already a legend in his youth club.
Dean Smith has already moved to replace Grealish’s creativity by signing Emi Buendia for £33million and is now targeting James Ward-Prowse and Todd Cantwell.
Leon Bailey will come to Villa for a £30m fee if they start rebuilding before Grealish leaves
Villa has already rejected a £25million bid for Ward-Prowse by Southampton, but they are expected to try again.
However, the first domino to fall is Grealish. City must make a deal to seduce Kane, and Villa must begin their rebuilding process with the money.
Riyad Mahrez sent a message to Pep Guardiola on Saturday, showing that he will fight for his place as Grealish arrived with a goal and two assists in a friendly against Barnsley.