‘Man City will not pay £150m for Harry Kane’, says Micah Richards

Martin Macdonald
‘Man City will not pay £150m for Harry Kane’, says Micah Richards

Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards does not believe the club will sanction the £150 million purchase of Harry Kane from Tottenham.

On Tuesday reports emerged that Kane had informed Tottenham of his desire to leave in the summer, having spent yet another season of his career without winning any silverware.

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Despite his continued excellence on the pitch for Spurs, Kane has not won a single trophy with the club.

This has led to a request to move on to pastures new, but with Tottenham’s asking price set to be at least £100m+ the list of suitors is small.

Man City will be on the lookout for a number nine this summer as Sergio Aguero will leave at the expiration of his contract, but at 27, Richards believes the club will look for younger talent like Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland.

“Of course he would work at City, he works hard and he scores goals,” Richards said on BBC Radio 5 Live.

“Would they pay £150m for him? No, they wouldn’t.

“They might pay £80m ($114m) or £90m ($128m), but they are not going to get him for that. They would be looking for youth if they were going to spend £150m. They would go for Haaland or Mbappe.

Kane to Man Utd?

Another elite side credited with an interest in Kane is Manchester United, though the need for a new striker at Old Trafford is not as big of a priority now that Edinson Cavani as extended his stay by another year.

Richards believes Kane’s most likely destination is Man Utd despite the Uruguayan’s presence.

“The thing is I think Kane is a perfect suit for Man United,” the Sky Sports pundit added.

“Him and [Edinson] Cavani up front for that one role, one play, one rest, you would have two top strikers.

“Kane would be the number one, with Cavani being managed correctly, because he is 34 and you can see the impact he can have starting, or off the bench.

“I just don’t see Man City being in for him if he is going to cost £150m to be honest.”

The England international has scored 32 goals and recorded 16 assists in all competitions this season.