Harry Kane's eye-watering £100m+ Man City transfer fee would more than pay for itself
Let’s face it: Sergio Aguero is effectively irreplaceable. Being the guy to follow The Guy rarely works out in football – and even if City are able to replace his goals, they will not be able to replace him in the fans’ affections.
Still, replace him they must, and Manchester City appear willing to break several long-standing parts of transfer policy to do it.
On the pitch, we know that Harry Kane is the next best thing to Aguero, and will only just have turned 28 when the new season gets underway next month. He could well become the highest-scoring Premier League player of all time in City colours should a move be agreed. There are no doubts about his quality whatsoever.
But he is an exception to several of Pep Guardiola’s and the club’s transfer principles. The last outfielder they signed who was Kane’s age or older was Nolito back in 2016. City are not strangers to pulling players from fellow Premier League clubs either, but they have generally been up-and-comers like Nathan Ake, Raheem Sterling and John Stones. …
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