Former Arsenal star Charlie Nicholas has urged Manchester City to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if they fail to secure Harry Kane.
The Manchester City and Harry Kane stories refuse to go away as we approach deadline day. With less than ten days left in the current transfer window, Kane still finds himself at Tottenham.
Manchester City’s interest was known throughout the summer, and they have reportedly made at least two sizeable offers to Spurs. While there is a consensus that Spurs might not entertain any requests for the striker, which are below £150 million, Man City might be inclined to look elsewhere.
Pep Guardiola feels his side needs a striker in the window, and Kane has been their priority signing. There have been questions raised over Man City’s transfer approach for Kane as it’s not in their club’s character to drag deals on till the very end. However, many believe a deal might yet happen, while some think a move could be off.
Guardiola’s side were also linked with a move for Robert Lewandowski recently, although the Polish striker might be an expensive signing. Bayern are reportedly demanding £100 million, and Man City might shy away from paying such exorbitant transfer fees for a player about to turn 33-years-old.
However, Charlie Nicholas might have a solution up his sleeve, as the former Gunners charge suggested Man City sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang instead.
While speaking to Where’s Jeff podcast, Nicholas suggested Aubameyang might be a good alternative to Kane if Man City are unable to sign the Spurs striker. His quotes from the podcast appeared on Football.London, where he believes Kane might stay put at Tottenham after all.
Nicholas said, “They could go for someone like [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang. It looks like something is going wrong at Arsenal at the moment, and we do know Aubameyang scores goals. He’s got pace, and he’s got movement. I prefer him on the left, but I could see something like that materialise.It gives Manchester City a cheaper option. He’s not as good as Kane, but he’s as good a finisher as Kane.”
There’s some uncertainty surrounding the Gunners’ camp, especially with their strikers Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette. Although it’s very unlikely Arsenal will sell their star striker at the very end of the window, a mouthwatering offer could turn their heads.