Harry Kane wanted by Man City as Erling Haaland alternative
City are reportedly considering a move for the Tottenham star this summer, but Wenger has urged the north London derby’s all-time top goalscorer to STAY at Spurs.
Man City are in the market for a new talisman striker this summer following the confirmation of Sergio Aguero’s departure at the end of the season after a glittering ten years at the club.
Borussia Dortmund’s 20-year-old goal machine Erling Haaland is widely believed to be their No.1 target, but The Times claim Pep Guardiola will turn his attention to Kane if a deal for Haaland proves too costly.
While older than Haaland at 27, Kane of course has a proven record in the Premier League and has been one of England’s most lethal goalscorers since making his league debut for Spurs nine years ago – boasting a record of 160 goals in 234 appearances.
It has also been recently claimed Kane could consider his Tottenham future if they fail to win a trophy this season – with the Carabao Cup final against City now their only chance – although England manager Gareth Southgate has said the striker told him he is ‘very positive’ about his future.
Kane has long been seen as enemy No.1 for Arsenal fans. Having been pictured in an Arsenal shirt in his youth, he turned his back on the Gunners to sign for arch rivals Tottenham and is now the record scorer in their club’s rivalry with 11 goals.
But that hasn’t stopped Wenger from offering his advice to the coveted frontman, insisting he does NOT need to leave Tottenham to fulfil his ambition of winning top honours.
“Tottenham are in a position where they can be ambitious and we should maybe not judge only today’s situation,” the legendary ex-Arsenal manager told beIN Sports.
“Tottenham was top of the league in December. There were a few times when they were top of the league when I was still at Arsenal.
“He is the only one who can assess the situation. A player like that is always solicited by other clubs and always has to assess his situation.
“He was until now a real top leader at Tottenham.
“He’s a top leader in the English national team. I respect highly his commitment and his quality.
“What I like today is he could play basically as a No.10 because the quality of his assists and the speed of his vision, and the execution of his speed on long balls is exceptional.”