‘How can a team come close to them?’: Former Tottenham skipper Michael Dawson insists Manchester City will be untouchable if they sign Harry Kane for a £160m transfer fee
- Former Tottenham player Michael Dawson expects Man City to sign Harry Kane
- Dawson believes Spurs have made a £160 million bid for Kane. can’t refuse
- “I hope he stays, but with numbers like that he could leave,” Dawson said
The Premier League’s top clubs will find it virtually impossible to get a hold of Manchester City if they can beat Tottenham’s Harry Kane, said former Spurs captain Michael Dawson.
City stormed to the crown last season, finishing 12 points clear of second-placed Manchester United, and Dawson believes next season’s title will be a near foregone conclusion if the champions can add Kane to their already formidable roster.
“When Man City signs Harry Kane, you think, ‘how can a team get close to them?'” Dawson said. talkSPORT.
Manchester City have been keeping a close eye on Harry Kane’s situation at Tottenham
Pep Guardiola and City have recently been strongly linked with a £160m move for Kane
The Sun recently reported that Kane will fulfill his wish and leave Tottenham in a Premier League-record £160 million transfer to City, with the striker giving several hints towards the end of last season that he is ready to leave in search of trophies .
And former defender Dawson, who played nine seasons at Spurs, believes Kane will leave if City eventually pay that much, with Daniel Levy initially insisting he would not join an English rival before making his U-turn. .
“He’s a goalscorer and I love him and I hope he stays, but with numbers like this it looks like he might be leaving,” he added.
“I’ve always said that if someone goes to get Harry, you’re going to pay a lot of money for him. I know Daniel Levy and every player has a price.
“I said it would be over £150m and it looks like it will be. It can only be one or two clubs that can afford him.
‘Manchester City seems to be the team’ [to sign Kane]. They have a bottomless pit and if they want a player they usually get it because money talks.’
Michael Dawson believes Kane can finally leave Tottenham this summer
Kane became the Premier League’s top scorer last season with 23 goals to clinch the Golden Boot for the third time, while also providing the most assists, despite Spurs finishing a disappointing seventh.
But the England forward is desperate for trophies after failing to lift a single piece of silverware since breaking into the Spurs first-team in 2013.
City have won three of their last four Premier League titles and after reaching the Champions League final last season and winning the League Cup for the fourth year in a row, it looks like the best place for Kane to finally win silverware .
Joining Pep Guardiola would also help Kane fulfill another dream of becoming the Premier League’s all-time top scorer.
He is currently seventh on the list with 166 goals, and at 27 he has enough time to top Alan Shearer’s record of 260 goals.
Kane won the Premier League Golden Boot last season, but he craves trophies the most