TalkSPORT pundit Trevor Sinclair has urged Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola to sign Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham instead of Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane.
Tottenham Hotspur center-forward Harry Kane has been linked with a big-money switch to Premier League champions Manchester City all summer.
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The 27-year-old has established himself as one of the best strikers in Europe and has registered some impressive numbers to support his case, even last season that saw Spurs miss out on Champions League football for the second year running.
Kane, however; is yet to win a single major trophy with Tottenham since making his senior debut back in 2011.
With Spurs failing to qualify for the Champions League and not really competing for silverware, he expressed his desire to leave the north Londoners before the Euro 2020 commenced.
Pep Guardiola has made the signing of Kane one of his top priorities this summer after losing club legend Sergio Aguero on a free transfer to Barcelona.
But Spurs remain firm on their stance of not letting their star striker leave this summer, with chairman Daniel Levy demanding close to £160m for his services.
Keeping that in mind, Trevor Sinclair feels Tammy Abraham would be a better option for City as he doesn’t feel at ease watching the Premier League champions spending such a mammoth fee on one player.
Questioned by former Spurs midfielder Jamie O’Hara if he would sign Abraham over Kane at City, Sinclair replied on talkSPORT Breakfast: “I would, yeah.
“He’s a young enough player and with Pep Guardiola’s coaching ability and the teammates around him… he’s a top player.
“The season he had at Aston Villa and then he went back to Chelsea and did very well. He’s a handful, his pace, he looks to stretch the lines, he’s a finisher.
“No player’s perfect, especially at 22 or 23, but there’s a lot of growth there with Tammy.
“He’d be someone I’d be very interested to see at Manchester City.”
Sinclair, an ex-City midfielder, doesn’t really see the Sky Blues spending a reported £160m on Kane because it is beyond the club’s fundamental principles. He added: “It just goes against my principles of what I think about the club. Honestly, it really does.
“I just don’t want to see the club going out there and spending that ridiculous amount of money to bring one player in. That just kills it then. You might as well pack up.”
Tammy Abraham, 23, fell out of favor at Chelsea the last term after Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard at the club’s helm in January. Tuchel, just like Guardiola, wants to recruit a star striker—namely Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland—to bolster his attacking options ahead of the new campaign, which has made Abraham’s future uncertain at the Stamford Bridge.
While Abraham is a decent striker and would significantly be available at a cheaper rate than Kane, Guardiola and City must continue their pursuit of the Spurs star.