Exclusive: Ex-PL striker believes club right to pursue Kane
Manchester City were still right to target Harry Kane as a potential new signing rather than Lukaku, claims former Premier League forward Carlton Palmer.
Following a summer of transfer chaos surrounding the departure of Harry Kane to City, the three-time golden boot winner has announced that he intends to stay with his current club Tottenham.
When he expressed his desire to leave last summer, the defending champions became front runners to sign the England captain, but a deal never materialised.
In the meantime, Premier League rivals Chelsea signed a prolific talisman in Romelu Lukaku, for £100m from Inter Milan – a signing City could have challenged for.
Now, manager Pep Guardiola only has Gabriel Jesus as an out-and-out striker following the departure of Sergio Aguero to Barcelona earlier in the summer.
Former Premier League star Carlton Palmer, however, believes City were right to pursue Kane – despite missing out on signing a replacement for club legend Aguero.
On the matter, he told Read Man City: “You don’t just suddenly change your target. Harry Kane is one of the best strikers in the world, scoring goals and creating goals.
“So if you’ve made your mind up on this target then it just boils down to the fee that they [Spurs] want.”
It seems like Tottenham’s high valuation of £150million for Kane proved too much for City in the end.