Manchester City are being linked with a £90million move for Tottenham striker Harry Kane – but talkSPORT has been told that would be a ‘derogatory’ bid for one of the world’s best strikers.
Reports, originating from German publication Bild, claim Pep Guardiola has Kane at the top of his summer wish list and City are preparing an audacious bid to try and land him from their Premier League rivals.
The City boss is said to see Kane as the ideal successor to 32-year-old Sergio Aguero, who has struggled with injuries this season and is out of contract in the summer.
The fee mentioned for Kane is €100m – £90m – but according to former Premier League ace Darren Ambrose that ‘wouldn’t be enough to buy his right leg!’
Ambrose, who counts Charlton, Crystal Palace, Ipswich Newcastle among his former clubs, reckons Tottenham’s notoriously tough negotiator Daniel Levy would be seeking far more.
“I don’t think so,” said Ambrose, when quizzed on the £90m move rumours.
“I think they’re way off the mark there. For anyone normal you are looking at £150million-plus. But, Daniel Levy you are probably looking at half a billion.
“I don’t think £90million gets you anywhere near.
“I think it’s a derogatory offer, if it’s truthful, and it’s not getting you anywhere near.”
Ambrose puts Kane among the top marksman in the game, alongside Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski.
“If you look at Haaland for instance, people would laugh at £90million for him and Kane is in the same bracket,” he continued.
“Haaland, Lewandowski… Kane is in that bracket as well and he’s added assists to his game and he’s added a different style to his game where he’s dropped deep.
“He puts Son in on goal more often than not and that’s something other forwards haven’t got along with the goals.
“If it’s true, it’s not anywhere near the ballpark and as he’s a homegrown Tottenham player as well it’s going to take an awful lot more.”