Harry Kane: Graeme Souness thinks Man City’s 1-0 loss to Spurs highlighted the need for a striker

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Harry Kane: Graeme Souness thinks Man City’s 1-0 loss to Spurs highlighted the need for a striker


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 loss in all competitions – City also failed to score in their previous defeats in the final. Champions League and Community Shield last week.

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 didn’t make an offer for Harry Kane for no good reason. They need a good center forward in this team. “

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 with the players. It’s an uneducating sight to see Harry Kane wanting to retire from a three-year contract he still has, ”Souness said. “But the result is inevitable. I think he will leave. “

Tottenham, however, insisted that Kane was not for sale.

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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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Neville on Kane: “Something’s going on”

However, speaking on Super sundayGary Neville believes things are going behind the scenes and that Kane’s absence in Spurs’ season opener suggests he will be on the move before the transfer deadline of August 31.

“I just read into the fact that if he wasn’t involved today. All the other English players who were part of the Euro were involved this weekend, whether on the bench or in the squad. Harry Kane would be there if there was no doubt about his future.

“I understood he was gone. I just felt he wasn’t there, that he wasn’t visible in the stadium, a prominent player, Tottenham’s most prominent player not visible in this stadium for the first game of the season.

“We have a lot of cameras around and I suspect we are looking for him everywhere. Not to see him was a surprise. “

When asked if Daniel Levy would sanction the sale of Kane without a replacement lined up, Neville added, “Probably not. He will probably have something going on this week.

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“There are no Premier League games this week and there are now five or six days to do something.

“I think his absence and not being on the bench told me he was gone. I might be wrong and in two weeks he could be here, and I would love to come and see him for Spurs, but for every other England player has been involved this weekend.

“A lot of English players have had limited training, but at the very least they’ve been on the bench and Kane normally would.

“Kane is coming back late, he’s isolated, he’s not here today and if you put it all together he’s the most professional player you’ve ever seen, so something is happening.

“If you talk about Kane’s career up to three weeks ago, you’d say he’s been an absolute professional angel.

“You’ve never seen him in trouble, you’ve never seen him put one foot wrong on the pitch, he’s always played year after year, nobody says a bad word about him because you don’t. can’t, then something happened. ”

And after?

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.

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