Robinson rubbishes Guardiola claim amid latest Tottenham-Kane twist
Man City definitely have the money to sign Tottenham superstar Harry Kane despite Pep Guardiola’s “nonsense” argument to the contrary.
That is according to ex-Spurs goalkeeper Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 50-year-old boss’s recent remarks.
He told Catalan network TV3 (via Sky Sports on 7th July): “At the prices (quoted) we are not going to buy any strikers. It is impossible, we cannot afford it.”
This site revealed in April that Kane, whose contract runs until 2024, told friends he is keen to quit Spurs this summer.
Football Insider first broke news on 9th July that Man United are now in pole position to sign the 28-year-old after a U-turn from Spurs.
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Robinson rubbished Guardiola’s claims and insisted that City are merely trying to avoid paying over the odds for targets as they have in the past.
“Listen, Man City have got bags of money,” he told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.
“If the right player becomes available, the money will become available. Don’t think for one minute that Man City haven’t got the money to sign a striker. That’s nonsense.
“But they are not going to want to be held over a barrel for a player who other teams would pay a lot less for.
“You look at Nathan Ake, for example. They paid £40m for him from Bournemouth. No other club would have been held to pay £40m but, unfortunately for them, everyone knows they’ve got money.
“He’s not a £40m player but when City come into the market, other teams know they can get these sorts of fees.”