Liverpool should push the boat out and sign Harry Kane to fight off Erling Haaland’s Man City coup, and an expert has explained why it’s not as bizarre as you might think.
Man City are on course to win their fourth domestic title in five years. Liverpool have been their biggest rivals during this period, breaking City’s dominance to win their first Premier League trophy in the 2019/20 season.
However, never content to rest on their laurels under Pep Guardiola, City are set to get even stronger next year.
Indeed, Borussia Dortmund hitman Erling Haaland is well on his way to honoring the Premier League. Details of City’s coup – including the full financial breakdown of the deal – can be found here.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano recently revealed how liverpool plan to react to Haaland’s news. The trusted reporter presented four distinct planes it will shape their summer, although they have insisted their transfer policy will continue to focus on ‘smart deals’.
In other words, the Reds will maintain their approach of signing players entering their prime years who have a point to prove.
But according to pundit Tony Cascarino, Liverpool should fight fire with fire and break the bank for Harry Kane.
The Spurs striker has had a slow start to the season but has since returned to his best form.
Kane was once again praised for his playmaking abilities and was instrumental in helping Son Heung-min fight for the Golden Boot. As of press time, the South Korean is just one goal behind Mohamed Salah in the goalscoring charts.
Kane was the subject of intense speculation linking him with a move to the Etihad last summer. However, Spurs supremo Daniel Levy stood firm and Haaland’s impending arrival closed that door for good.
Now Cascarino has referenced that decision when explaining why Liverpool should go for it. He also explained why the Tottenham talisman might actually wish to leave and why the Reds are his only option.
Kane’s future depends on the Champions League?
“Signing Harry Kane would be the perfect way for Liverpool to respond to City’s capture of Haaland,” Cascarino wrote in the Times.
“Tottenham Hotspur are likely to finish outside the Champions League places and if that happens it’s unlikely Kane will want to stay another year.
“The English talisman cannot go to City because of Haaland’s move. Manchester United are not an option as they will miss out on the Champions League. Chelsea already have Romelu Lukaku.
“That leaves Liverpool as the only suitable destination for Kane – and he would be a perfect fit for Klopp’s side.”
Harry Kane to Liverpool – could it happen?
City reportedly saw several offers north of £100million for Kane who were knocked down last summer.
Even though his value has diminished somewhat with a year older and with 12 months less on his contract, a move would still likely require a new club record from Liverpool.
Virgil van Dijk was 26 when his current record of £75million was set. At the start of next season, Kane will be 29.
Liverpool owners have shown they are ready to go big when the right man is available. However, a move for Kane makes little sense to us.
Liverpool have arguably been at their best this season when Sadio Mane operated centrally. With Luis Diaz an instant hit on Merseyside, Mane could find himself in the middle more often next year.
Moreover, Tottenham are moving in the right direction under Antonio Conte and Kane looks settled again. And if Spurs overhaul Arsenal and qualify for the Champions League, Kane’s chances of leaving would be virtually nil.