Graeme Souness believes Manchester City’s loss to Tottenham demonstrated precisely why they are offering to sign Harry Kane from Spurs this summer.
The Premier League champions were beaten 1-0 at Spurs on Sunday as Pep Guardiola’s side suffered their third straight defeat in all competitions – City also failed to score in their previous defeats in the final. last week’s Champions League and Community Shield.
Kane, who missed Sunday’s game in which Ferran Torres started up front for City, want to leave Spurs this summer and City made a £ 100million offer for the forward in June.
Tottenham fans sang “Are you looking at Harry Kane? In the later stages of their team’s victory, but Souness believes the game actually underscored why Kane’s signing makes sense for City, even though they will have to spend over £ 100million to sign the forward .
“The city needs a goalscorer,” Souness said Air sports. “Last season their top scorer was Gundogan.
“It’s not rocket science. They haven’t made an offer for Harry Kane for no good reason. They need a good center forward on this team.”
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Speaking ahead of the game, Souness had predicted Kane would leave Tottenham before the transfer window closed in two weeks.
“We have to accept that the power today is in the hands of the players. It is a sobering sight to see Harry Kane want to step down from a three-year contract he still has,” Souness said. “But the result is inevitable. I think he will go.”
Tottenham, however, insisted that Kane was not for sale.
Kane was the only member of the England squad for Euro 2020 not to appear as a starting or substitute on the opening weekend of the new Premier League season.
He resumed training on Friday with new Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo, attributing his absence to a lack of physical preparation.
“Harry has been working this morning and he’s getting ready,” Nuno said. “When he’s ready, he’ll join the squad and the team.”
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Tottenham travel to Molineux, Nuno Espirito Santo’s former home ground, to face Wolves next Sunday at 2pm, while Manchester City host Norwich City at Etihad Stadium on Saturday; kick off at 3 p.m.