Pep spells out Kane situation

07 August 2021 02:28:07 GMTPlus11
Harry Kane's future at Tottenham Hotpsur remains uncertain.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola hailed Harry Kane as an "extraordinary striker", but insists his club will stop their pursuit if Tottenham Hotspur don't want to negotiate.

City finished 12 points ahead of fierce rivals Manchester United to clinch the Premier League title last season and are 10/11 to defend their crown and 4/1 to win the Champions League.

If Tottenham don't want to negotiate then it's finished.

Pep Guardiola

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With long-serving striker Sergio Aguero leaving to join Barcelona, the Citizens are in the hunt for a new frontman and Kane has been a long-term target.

The 28-year-old came through the academy ranks at Tottenham and has racked up 245 Premier League appearances for the north London club.

The England captain has scored 166 Premier League goals and has been crowned the Golden Boot winner on three occasions.

But Tottenham finished seventh in the English top-flight last season and Kane is reportedly eager to leave in order to fulfil his professional ambitions.

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City have already sealed the services of Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish for a British transfer record fee of £100m and they are keen to add Kane to their squad.

The Tottenham talisman has been a long-term target of Guardiola's, but the Citizens boss doesn't want to waste any more time.

Speaking about the Kane transfer saga, Guardiola said: "If Tottenham don't want to negotiate then it's finished. If they're willing to negotiate, then I think many clubs across the world will want to try to sign him - we are not an exception, but it depends on Tottenham.

He added: "He's a player under contract, if someone offers then we are open for discussion and if they want to leave, then like any other player, then the door is open.

"It's the same at other clubs, but it seems Tottenham aren't open to negotiate with Kane. He is an extraordinary striker - no doubts about that."

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