By Noel Whelan

17th Aug, 2021 | 9:34am

Tottenham told to strike 'brilliant' swap deal by pundit after Man City source's Kane bid update

Noel Whelan has urged Tottenham to push for a swap deal involving Bernardo Silva as Manchester City prepare a new Harry Kane bid.

The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the 27-year-old playmaker would be a “fantastic” addition to the Spurs squad.

Football Insider revealed last week (August 13th) Man City are laying the groundwork for an “astonishing” offer and the latest from a club source is that the bid for Kane could be worth as much as £150million.

City have already raised £60million from the sale of fringe and youth players this summer.

The reigning Premier League giants could also green light a big-money sale, with Silva or Aymeric Laporte the most likely to leave.

Whelan suggested Spurs should push to have the Portugal international included as part of the deal.

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“Do they (Tottenham) need a Bernardo Silva? Probably, yes, in my opinion,” Whelant told Football Insider deputy editor Russell Edge.

“Could they (City) not bang a player in and some cash? That way you get the player off your wages and Spurs are gaining a very good international player.

“Moving to Tottenham, he could do a fantastic job for them. Up alongside (Heung-min) Son, that would be a brilliant front three they would have there.

“However, I think Daniel Levy’s holding out for the cash.”

Neither Kane nor Silva featured in Spurs’ 1-0 win over City on Sunday.

The Portuguese star was an unused substitute while the England striker was left out of Tottenham’s squad completely.

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