Manchester City are still working hard to negotiate a deal for Harry Kane, with reports stating that they are ready to offer up to 127 million pounds for the services of the Spurs talisman. However, it somehow seems that the Lilywhites have managed to resist City’s expensive bids and are confident to retain their star forward for the ongoing season.
Pep Guardiola’s interest to sign Kane is a big indication that the club is in dire need of a world-class attacker. It’s important to remember that the Citizens have parted ways with Sergio Aguero and hence they only have Gabriel Jesus as their ‘only recognized striker’.
Despite starting the league campaign with a 1-0 loss to Tottenham, the Sky Blues came back with a solid performance against Norwich City on Matchday 2. Putting five past the Canaries did help the club register their first points of the season and had seen goalscoring contributions from the likes of Jack Grealish, Aymeric Laporte, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling.
However, performances from Ferran Torres and Gabriel Jesus seemed to have been the biggest positives from this game. After the match, the City boss spoke about the importance of the attacking duo in the lineup as he said :
Gabriel is better getting balls wider. We have to use Gabriel when Sergio was injured. We were lucky Ferran played there and scored three goals against Newcastle and always when he played there he had an incredible sense of finishing. All these three plus Raheem, also it is a good position for him, as a striker he is really good.
This season, Manchester City will have to depend on the services of Ferran Torres and Gabriel Jesus. From the latter’s perspective, getting starts and more regular minutes will likely solve his problem at the club.
In recent times, Jesus’s future at the club has been under a lot of speculation as few reports stated that the Brazilian wanted to leave the club this summer. For now, the former Palmeiras man looks set to stay under Guardiola especially after being handed a new lease of life at the Etihad this summer.
Whereas for Ferran Torres, things look in order for the Spaniard as he has showcased his capabilities upfront and has turned out to be an asset for the team since his move from Valencia last summer.
Manchester City have enough attacking firepower in their roster as they seem to have filled their loopholes in almost all parts of the field. Perhaps, the addition of Harry Kane can once in for all plug their problems in the final third.
But at the present moment, the club does not have the services of the Englishman and hence it should focus on its own players. Hence, their two young guns -Ferran Torres and Gabriel Jesus will need some backing from their club if they are to help the club in winning the major laurels this season.