The Citizens, who are in the market for a new striker this summer, have been linked with the Inter Milan striker as the club seek for replacement for the club’s all-time leading goal scorer.
The premier league champions are prioritizing signing a No.9 this summer and hold an interest in Harry Kane and Erling Haaland, though both situations are more complicated than that of the Belgium international.
Man City are said to consider a move for Lukaku their most realistic chance of signing a world-class attacker this summer as they know Tottenham are unlikely to deal with them over Kane and Borussia Dortmund are asking Haaland to give them one more season.
City appear to be upping the ante in their bid to sign the Tottenham striker, with reports claiming the premier league club could offer £100million plus a player for him.
In a recent report, It is understood that Man City will have to pay around £150m to convince Spurs to sell their star striker during this summer transfer window (via The Daily Mail).
As of yet, it is unclear whether Kane will make the move to the Etihad but should they be unable to capture the England captain, they may instead target Lukaku.
But former Manchester City player Stewart, who had said Lukaku is a player who would definitely bring goals to the Etihad, is still not convinced that he would be good enough for the premier league champions.
“So, they’re talking about him being £100 million because of the goals that he has scored in Italy, and City could afford him. I know he’s doing well at the Euros but I see City going elsewhere and I don’t see Lukaku being an option,” Stewart said via This is Futbol.
If City cannot get Kane this summer, when you look at his goal record, Lukaku would obviously be a great alternative. The Belgian international has scored goals wherever he’s been at, whether that be West Brom, Everton, Manchester United and now Inter Milan.
But Man City should think about breaking the bank and orchestrating a big-money move to get Harry Kane on board as he will help them maintain their stranglehold in domestic football and even compete for the UEFA Champions League trophy once again next season.
Kane could prove to be a worthy successor to Aguero in the coming seasons. He is a proven goal-getter in the Premier League and can also contribute by picking up his fair share of assists in the attacking end of the pitch. He excels at generating a yard of space for himself and usually tests the opposition keeper with his shot attempts.