Kane's Tottenham to Man City switch dead in the water as source shares 'huge' update - pundit
Man City’s pursuit of Tottenham superstar Harry Kane is all but over – Southampton’s Danny Ings is now a more realistic target.
That is according to ex-Saints hitman Kevin Phillips, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the league champions’ hunt for a new striker.
This site revealed on 13th July that City have registered their interest in Ings, 28, as he stalls on a new contract offer from Southampton.
Ings has a year remaining on his St. Mary’s deal and a source has updated to reveal that City are monitoring the situation keenly.
Kane, who is under contract at Spurs until 2024, told friends he wants to leave the North London club this summer, as revealed by this site in April.
City have already had a £100million bid for Kane rejected by Spurs during this window.
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And Phillips claims that Kane’s lack of resale value means City are now likely to go with a more cost-effective alternative like Ings.
“It won’t happen now, which is huge for Tottenham” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.
“Guardiola has already come out and said that’s too much for Man City to pay. So I’d be surprised now if Kane does end up going to Man City.
“They can afford it but he’s not going to be an asset that in four or five years you get your money back for him. So you can sort of write that money off.
“Guardiola’s has already shown that he’s not fussed about playing with an out-and-out striker.
“But Danny Ings is obviously a much cheaper option. Would he give you the goals that Harry Kane would? No, but he’s a good player and he’s shown what he can do with Southampton.
“If he was to go to Man City then he’d get more chances. He’s a goalscorer and he works his socks off. We know City like to press and he can do that.“