MAN CITY FAN VIEW: The club knows how stubborn Daniel Levy can be, so why wasn’t there a Harry Kane Plan B like Danny Ings? They should go for Cristiano Ronaldo to make up for it
- Manchester City failed to sign Tottenham’s Harry Kane this year
- The Spurs talisman has revealed he will stay 100 percent with the Spurs this season
- City of Pep Guardiola now has limited options for centre-forward for the campaign
- The club has been linked with a shock move for Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo
The blame for not signing Harry Kane lies solely with Manchester City and their hierarchy.
After a lengthy fight to sign Kyle Walker five years ago, City know firsthand that Tottenham chief Daniel Levy is a stubborn operator.
So blaming his reluctance to negotiate is not a valid excuse. At the beginning of the summer, Levy said that Kane was not for sale – and he was holding onto his guns.
Harry Kane stays at Tottenham despite serious interest from Manchester City
City chief Khaldoon Al Mubarak (above) has failed to meet one of his key transfer targets
Even if City thought they were winning the race to sign him, it’s ridiculous that they didn’t have a plan B.
They declined the chance to transfer Lionel Messi – a player they had courted for over a decade – for free so they could focus on Kane.
The only other target, according to credible reports, was Erling Haaland, who won’t be available until next summer. So why didn’t the club focus on a cheaper stop-gap option?
It didn’t have to be a record-breaking, glamorous signing. It just had to be an instinctive attacker who knows where the target is, someone like Danny Ings, who joined Aston Villa for £25million this summer.
Danny Ings joined Aston Villa earlier this summer, but he could have been a reliable plan B
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is strongly linked this week with a move to City
City were penalized in 2019 for failing to replace stalwart leader Vincent Kompany, with Liverpool eventually finishing 18 points ahead of Pep Guardiola’s leaky defence.
No lessons were learned and Sergio Aguero, the club’s best striker ever, was not replaced. In a title race where rivals get stronger, it will come back to bite City.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the best goalscorer (not a player) of his generation. If he is available, City should do everything in their power to sign him, especially for the ‘Welcome to Manchester’ banners.