Pep Guardiola has reportedly made the England International his No.1 summer transfer priority, as he look for a new attacking player following the departure of all-time leading goalscorer Sergio Aguero.
The Tottenham Hotspur star appears to be willing to call time on his 16-year stint in North London for a move to Pep Guardiola’s side, but it remains to be seen whether City will pay such a high transfer fee.
According to EuroSport who report Tottenham will only sanction an exit for Kane for a bid in the region of £150m, which could lead the Blues to end their pursuit of the Spurs star and to look elsewhere in their search to find their Sergio Aguero replacement.
The article claims Manchester City view João Félix as a ‘Plan B’, who is likely to cost no less than £150 million in this transfer window if Harry Kane is not possible.
City chiefs are long-term admirers of Felix, 21, who joined Atletico Madrid for £113m two years ago and that transfer from Benfica remains the world’s fourth most expensive deal, although it’s said that the La Liga champions wouldn’t rule out a sale.
It is claimed that Atlético have not put Joao Félix on the ‘non-transferable’ list and may be tempted further should Bernardo Silva be offered as part of a swap deal.
The news was shared on Twitter by City Xtra and City Chief, and it attracted plenty of attention from the club’s supporters, who took to the social media platform to share their thoughts and opinions.
Bring him 🙌🏿🙌🏿🙌🏿— kwakuleumas🇬🇭🇯🇲 (@AdjeiEdman) June 16, 2021
If you squint he looks like a young aguero… We all know where he came to city from too 👀— Caoimhín dB (@CBriotun) June 16, 2021
This is the only signing that’ll make sense. Would fit right in the squad— Cheddar 🇧🇪 (@CheddarCapital) June 16, 2021
no no no no ononnonono we need a goalscorer. we will have done NOTHING if we replace bernardo for joao felix— guy 🇵🇸 (@damrider11) June 16, 2021
Noo, we need a goal scorer— Anthony 🦁 (@ChengaTawonga) June 16, 2021
This wont solve our striker problems..Felix has not found the net much in Athletico..very good player but this doesnt solve our problem..unless he comes in and we still get a striker— Cityzennn (@thecityzensfc) June 16, 2021
no he’s not— 🇵🇹 (@SL33PYHALL0W) June 16, 2021