KEY POINTS

  • Manchester City gets the striker of its dreams after the departure of Sergio Aguero to Barcelona
  • Harry Kane has agreed to join Manchester City after asking for a transfer early in the summer
  • Kane only needs 95 goals to beat the Premier League scoring record

The Harry Kane transfer saga is coming to a close and Manchester City is the winner.

It was reported early in the summer transfer window that the England national team captain asked for his transfer out of the club as the Tottenham Hotspurs were never able to come close to winning any major silverware during his time with the club; their closest being a defeat to Manchester City in April’s League Cup Final.

Tottenham Hotspurs owner Daniel Levy was adamant early on that they will “never” sell the 27-year-old striker and that he will do “what is right” for the club, even if it means keeping a disgruntled Kane then continuing to build around him.

However, interested parties had a slight glimmer of hope as Levy had placed a £120 million ($165.7 million) price tag on the world-class striker in the hopes of dissuading any and all interested parties.

But Manchester City was unwavering in its desire to bring Kane to Etihad Stadium.

The English Premier League champions initially made a bid of £100 million ($138.2 million), which the Tottenham Hotspurs quickly rejected as they stood pat on their initial price tag for Kane.

Now it seems things have changed.

Goal reported that the club and Levy have given Kane their blessing to join Manchester City after they received a reported £160 million ($220 million) bid for the striker and a salary of £400,000 ($547,620) per week at the Etihad Stadium.

It was reported in the past that Levy only wanted to sell Kane to a foreign club, hence Juventus’ initial interest, but the problem is that there is no foreign club that could afford their price tag for Kane due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chelsea also tried to pursue Kane but due to their long-standing rivalry with Tottenham, a move to Stamford Bridge was highly unlikely to occur.

According to sources, Levy was quoted to have said that Kane “never wanted to leave on bad terms” and that he made the phone call to the player and his agent, older brother Charlie, last Friday.

Other than the pursuit of major silverware, Kane is also on track to beat the Premier League record for goals set by Alan Shearer, needing just 95 more goals to beat his 260.

The move also breaks the Premier League record transfer fee held by Manchester United, who signed Paul Pogba for £89 million ($121.8 million) a couple of years ago.