It’s a new day in the transfer window, and Manchester City’s pursuit of a world-class is still ongoing.
For a long time, City have been in pursuit of Tottenham’s Harry Kane, and the striker is eager to join Pep Guardiola’s side too. However, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is known for his hardball negotiations. And it appears that negotiations are at an impasse.
According to multiple reports, Levy has slapped a price tag of £150m on his star player, and he is not ready to budge from his valuation. A report from the Independent has claimed that the league champions have finally caved in, and they are prepared to match the price.
However, a recent development might throw a wrench into the works. According to the latest report from Sky Sports, Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is keen on an exit from the club.
The report adds that he is perfectly happy at Bayern, but he wants to explore another opportunity before he is too old. The Polish striker turns 33 on Sunday, and he has another two years left in his contract. It is also reported that it would take an offer of more than £100m to bring the German champions to the table.
The price might be too high for many clubs, especially given the age of the player. However, he has played under Pep Guardiola at Bayern, and the Spanish manager would love to have a striker of his calibre at his disposal.
The Poland international scored an impressive 41 goals in 29 Bundesliga appearances last season. It was his career’s best season tally, and he has already scored three in two games this season.
Lewandowski is far from a finished chapter, and his signing would make City huge favourites for the league title.
Regardless, this development has come at a convenient time for the league champions. The availability of Lewandowski not only gives them a second option behind Kane, but it also provides them with leverage to use in negotiations with Tottenham.
Premier League champions suffered a 1-0 defeat to Tottenham on the opening day. They host Norwich City on Saturday.