Liverpool are prepared to battle Manchester City for the signature of top striker Harry Kane even though the price for the frontman remains a big question.
Spanish publication Fichajes are reporting Liverpool’s interest in signing Harry Kane in this window. The report also suggests the Reds are ready to take on Manchester City or any other rivals there are to be. This news will intensify the battle for the Tottenham striker.
Harry Kane’s next destination has been the hot topic even before the previous Premier League season ended. The Tottenham striker has made his intentions clear to his club and would like to leave and pursue his dream of winning titles in the summer.
One can only imagine what price tag Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will place on his prized asset. It certainly will smash all kinds of transfer records in the Premier League. There are only a handful of clubs in the world that would meet those demands and very few in the Premier League.
So to see Manchester City and Chelsea’s name in the mix isn’t surprising, but the London club is considered out of the race in recent weeks. However, if City were thinking of leading the race, Liverpool have reportedly entered the chase for the frontman and are ready to rival City’s riches.
Liverpool may not necessarily need a top draw striker, considering the outlay on Diogo Jota last summer as well as the presence of Roberto Firmino. Although Jota is for the long term, Firmino, 29, is searching for his best form for the best part of two seasons now, and the Anfield hierarchy might consider a change there.
More importantly, it will be a blow for Liverpool’s chances next season if they let a striker of Harry Kane’s calibre join their arch-rivals City. So despite knowing exactly how much Kane would cost Liverpool, the Merseysiders have reportedly shown their interest and explore the opportunity to bring him to Anfield.
Manchester City are looking for a new striker after the departure of Sergio Aguero, who left the club after ten years. Whether it would be Kane or someone else, only the next phase will tell. City are understood to have the funds available to complete the transfer.
Tottenham are reportedly asking £150 million for Kane. While some might feel this is a far fetched number for the 27-year-old, others expect this figure to be definitive and believe Spurs will only sanction a sale if the asking price is met.
Can Liverpool stump up such a significant figure and lure Kane to Anfield remains a question mark. As for Manchester City or even United, they can afford Kane. So, it remains to be seen wher the England captain ends up this summer.