By Paul Robinson

17th Jul, 2021 | 1:45pm

Man City striker update 'could be great news' for Tottenham keeping Kane - Robinson

Manchester City’s interest in Danny Ings “could be great news” for Tottenham, according to Paul Robinson.

The former White Hart Lane number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed Harry Kane, 27, will struggle to engineer a move away from Spurs this summer if City pull out of the race for his signature.

The Premier League champions have already had £100million bid for Kane rejected by Tottenham this summer.

As revealed by Football Insider (July 13th), Man City have registered their interest in Southampton striker Danny Ings and a source has updated to reveal they will continue to monitor his situation.

Ings has just 12 months left on his contract at St. Mary’s and has rebuffed the Saints latest contract offer.

When asked by Football Insider if City’s interest in Ings was bad news for wantaway Kane, Robinson said:

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“It’s an extremely difficult move for anyone to engineer.

“Kane had a great Euros all things considered. He showed everyone once again the world-class player that he is.

“The £100million-plus that Daniel Levy wants is not unreasonable. There will be a huge void left if Kane does go and Spurs need to compensate for that.

“If City have turned their attention away from him, I cannot understand why. Danny Ings is nowhere near as good as Harry Kane. City want a player to take them to the next level.

“If City are out of the market the options for Kane few. Barcelona and Madrid are in financial trouble. There are not many clubs left who can afford to spend over £100million on a player. It could be great news for Spurs.”

Football Insider revealed on July 9th that Man United are currently in pole position to sign Kane following recent talks.

He has three years left on his contract in north London.

In other news, finance expert claims Tottenham have been hit by a big ‘setback’ after the ‘shock’ exit of a key man.