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Messi deal ‘practically impossible’ with Man City looking elsewhere and set to more than double their transfer record for world-class attacker

Sat atop the Premier League and in by far the best form of any team in the English top-flight, Pep Guardiola can be well pleased with the way in which his Manchester City side have attacked this atypical 2020/21 season.

That they’ve done so without their all-time top scorer, Sergio Aguero, makes their achievements to date all the more laudable.

The Argentinian has missed most of the campaign through persistent injury concerns as well as illness, and even when he’s fully fit, there’s no reason why Pep should feel the need to throw him straight back into the starting line-up.

With his contract set to expire at the end of the season in any event, it would be remiss of City not to be looking elsewhere for a new striker.

According to MARCA, a move for his countryman, Lionel Messi, is ‘practically impossible,’ and to that end, say the Daily Mail, they are looking at Harry Kane’s situation at Tottenham Hotspur with interest.

Kane would cost £160m from the north Londoners, double what the club paid for current record signing, Kevin de Bruyne.

With the England centre-forward in top form, in the prime of his career and known to want to win trophies, a move to City could be a great next step in his career and at just the right time.

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  1. Markie Varpa says:

    I would love to see Kane at city, but £160 Million?

  2. Allan G says:

    Double the KDB fee? That would be £110m then, not £160m

  3. David mokembo says:

    We want liam delap and halaand as our strikers next season

  4. David mokembo says:

    Manchester city funs need halaand and delap as our strikes not messi and kane they will affect our financial rise for their salaries.

    1. Gokky says:

      Yes Haaland and Delap, with Jesus also who can play in a variety of positions, would be excellent.

  5. John says:

    Haaland and Delay would be City’s future not only cost savvy but quality

  6. ManCityScot says:

    City do not pay that amount for a single player , especially one at Kane’s age with dodgy ankles .
    So NO chance of this happening.

  7. Jeremy Poynton says:

    “Kane would cost £160m from the north Londoners, double what the club paid for current record signing, Kevin de Bruyne.”

    We paid £68 million. Not £80 million. Get real. Indeed, that’s the MOST we have paid for any player. Twelve other players bought by other clubs cost more.

    Shoddy “journalism”

    https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/premier-league/transferrekorde/wettbewerb/GB1

  8. Al says:

    No to Kane and Haaland but a big yes to Martinez.

    1. Zmaray says:

      I agree. Haaland isn’t as good on the ball or at link up play than Lautaro. And he’s more of a poacher then a modern striker. Still he’s young and he could learn under Pep.

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