Harry Kane came very close to leaving Tottenham Hotspur last year.
It is widely known that he was a prime target for Manchester City, but a deal never materialised, and it now looks like Pep Guardiola has sealed a deal to sign an even better alternative option.
City confirmed via Twitter that the Haaland saga is over after they won the race to his signature ahead of next season.
Manchester City can confirm that we have reached an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of striker Erling Haaland to the Club on 1st July 2022.
The transfer remains subject to the Club finalising terms with the player.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 10, 2022
According to Italian journalist, Fabrizio Romano, City will pay Haaland’s €60m release clause to Borussia Dortmund, with commission to be added.
On top of that, Haaland will earn £375,000-per-week, a similar package to City star Kevin de Bruyne.
Speaking to CaughtOffside, former Manchester United academy graduate Luke Chadwick discussed what Haaland’s transfer could mean for Harry Kane, saying he doesn’t think his old club will be able to take advantage and bring the Tottenham and England goalscorer to Old Trafford.
Chadwick said: “I think Kane will stay at Spurs. He struggled at the start of the season, but he’s finishing the year really strongly. He had his opportunity to go to City last summer, but with them signing Haaland now that ship has surely sailed.
“Still, if you look at the difference between where Man United are and where Tottenham are, there’s not really anything between them, and if anything Spurs are slightly ahead of them, even if they could struggle to get into the Champions League. I can’t see Kane going to another Premier League club and I think the most likely outcome now is that he stays at Spurs.
“The opportunity to go to City is almost definitely gone now, and I think he’ll stay there and continue to be the club legend that he is at Tottenham.”
United should turn their attention to a younger alternative to Kane. His name is Darwin Nunez.