‘Chelsea can afford Kane but he will end up at Man City’ – Bridge backs Tottenham forward to join Premier League champions
Former Blues defender and England international believes Spurs star will face new challenge at Etihad stadium this summer
Wayne Bridge has backed Harry Kane to join Manchester City instead of Chelsea if he leaves Tottenham during the summer transfer window.
Kane is tipped to end his 11-year career with Spurs after their final game of the 2020-2021 season amid the interest reported by a host of top clubs.
The 27-year-old’s ambition for silverware is believed to fuel his desire to leave, and Bridge believe City have the edge over all other potential contenders after their last trophy-laden campaign.
What was said?
The former Chelsea and England full-back said betexpert.com: “I would love to see him at Chelsea and Roman [Abramovich] can afford it, but I have a feeling he will eventually go to Manchester City.
“Dynamism [Guardiola] being there could influence his decision to join City. City want and need a striker so I think he’s going to end up there.
“Kane and Aguero are slightly different players, but one thing they have in common is that they love to score goals. I had the pleasure of playing with Aguero, he’s such a great goalscorer and Kane has shown that he could do that too, so on. this base, I think he’s a great replacement for him.
“The players Kane can have around him at City – De Bruyne, Mahrez, Foden, Sterling – it’s like early Christmas for him.
“Manchester City have just won the league, so that and the players they have could end up influencing Kane. The players they have and the way they played might tip him over to them.”
Kane’s position on his future
Kane tried to shed some light on his situation during a session with Gary Neville on his Youtube show ‘The Overlap’, admitting he was planning to meet with Tottenham president Daniel Levy to discuss his upcoming move .
“I think there is definitely a conversation to be had. It’s a time when I have to reflect and have a conversation with the president, “said the Spurs captain.” Hope we have a pretty good relationship. After 16 years, I hope we can have an honest conversation.
“I don’t want to come to the end of my career and have regrets. I want to be the best I can be. I never said I would stay at Spurs for the rest of my career and I never said that. I would leave Spurs. People might say, “He desperately needs trophies, he needs trophies,” but I still feel like I have almost yet another career to play. “
The big picture
Chelsea and City are among the few clubs able to strike a deal for Kane amid financial uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and it has been reported that Spurs could demand as much as £ 150million (212million of dollars) for their star leader.
Much could still depend on who emerges as the winner when the Blues face Guardiola’s side in the Champions League final in Portugal on May 29.
If Chelsea can secure European glory, Kane could still sway in their direction, but should City achieve an unprecedented treble Manchester will likely be a more attractive next destination for a player looking to add tangible success to their CV.