Manchester City have made their intentions clear on their stance to sign both Jack Grealish and Harry Kane. The Sky Blues had recently lodged a bid worth 100 million pounds for Tottenham’s Kane as per reports by Fabrizio Romano. In response, Spurs have simply denied the opening bid as they are not willing to part with their club talisman.
As for Grealish, the Cityzens have been reportedly been in touch with Aston Villa representatives and have offered up to 80 million pounds for the signature of their star midfielder. The Lions, too, are not interested to sanction the move as they look to retain him ahead of the new season.
However, the Athletic has now reported that City are indeed confident of signing both the stars this summer and will give it all in order to secure their high priority targets.
If Manchester City are able to sign both Grealish and Kane, it will thus come with its set of challenges. The club will require heavy investment in order to secure the signature of the English duo. At the same time, it is no secret that this duo has a high transfer valuation and hence will cost the Premier League holders an excess total of around 200 million pounds.
The actual question is how will the Sky Blues fund these expensive deals? I believe the only way the club can deal with this situation is by sanctioning sales.
Option 1-Remove the “deadwood” from the club
Honestly, the Cityzens don’t have too many deadwood players in their squad barring a few. The first candidate which comes to my mind is none other than Benjamin Mendy. The French left-back has simply been ineffective in the past couple of years especially due to his injuries.
Pep Guardiola himself has been reluctant to provide him game time and therefore had limited him to cameos in the domestic cup fixtures the last term.
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Even though he was initially purchased for 52 million pounds in the summer of 2017, it is expected that his present valuation has not plummeted by any means.
The club officials should definitely consider selling the City outcast this summer in order to at least retrieve a small sum of money for their upcoming high-profile purchases.
Option 2- Sell a couple of first-team stars
Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus. These two first-team stars have been heavily linked with a move away from the Etihad this summer. The reason is simple as both forwards are said to be “unhappy” with their present role in the squad.
Their limited game time has reportedly made them consider moving away from the club and therefore are being tipped to shift base before the start of the new season.
Their grievances are fair, to say the least as both attackers have enough quality to break into any top side in Europe. With age on their side, both Manchester City stars are not willing to accept the ‘sub’ role anymore.
Juventus are being backed to make a move for Jesus this summer. The Bianconeri will have to pay at least 40 million pounds if they are to convince the English Champions to sell one of their quality forwards.
Whereas for Sterling, the club has recently put the forward up for sale and is interested to sell him to the highest bidder. Arsenal had previously registered some interest in the English international but so far have not lodged an official bid for the forward. It remains to be seen whether the Gunners are able to offer a high price for the former Liverpool man.
These were a couple of options that could be used by Manchester City in order to finance the Grealish-Kane deal. We are hopeful that the club will give their best efforts to land these Premier League stars ahead of the new season.
Stay tuned for more updates!