Guardiola 'isn't bothered' by Kane signing failure after new Man City details emerge - pundit
Frank McAvennie insists Manchester City don’t need Harry Kane to have a successful season.
The former West Ham striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, reacted to the latest on Kane’s future.
On 27 August, The Athletic claimed Tottenham offered a new deal to Kane earlier in the month.
Man City were the only club to enter negotiations over Kane with Tottenham this summer.
On 18 August, The Telegraph reported that Kane’s camp believed City had placed a second bid worth £125million.
However, it was also claimed Levy is refused to pick up the phone to City chiefs as they were yet to match Kane’s reported £150million price tag.
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McAvennie insists this isn’t a problem for City as they don’t need a striker to win trophies.
“City don’t need a striker,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“They have shown that time and time again. Aguero hasn’t been at it for a few years now.
“He’s still a wonderful player, don’t get me wrong. But not signing Kane isn’t the end of the world for them. I’m sure Pep isn’t bothered.
“People level that at Pep and say it’s why they haven’t won the Champions League.
“They also didn’t win the Champions League with prime Aguero, one striker doesn’t give you a trophy.”
Manchester City lost to Tottenham on the opening day of the Premier League season though Kane was not involved.
Kane has returned to the fold at Tottenham and scored his first goals of the season in the UEFA Conference League last week.