‘How can any team get near them?!’: Former Tottenham skipper Michael Dawson insists Manchester City will be be untouchable if they sign Harry Kane in £160m transfer coup
- Former Tottenham player Michael Dawson expects Man City to sign Harry Kane
- Dawson believes Spurs will be unable to refuse a reported £160m bid for Kane
- ‘I hope he stays, but with those kind of figures, he might leave,’ Dawson said
The Premier League’s top clubs will find it practically impossible to catch Manchester City if they can prise Harry Kane from Tottenham, according to former Spurs captain Michael Dawson.
City stormed to the last season’s crown and finished 12 points clear of second-placed Manchester United, and Dawson believes the coming campaign’s title will be a near forgone conclusion if the champions can add Kane to their already formidable squad.
‘If Man City sign Harry Kane, you’ll think, “how can any team get near them?”, Dawson told talkSPORT.
Manchester City have been keeping a close eye on Harry Kane’s situation at Tottenham
Pep Guardiola and City have been heavily linked with a £160million move for Kane recently
The Sun recently reported that Kane is set to get his wish and leave Tottenham in a Premier League-record £160million transfer to City, with the striker having dropped several hints towards the end of last season that he is ready to depart in pursuit of trophies.
And former defender Dawson, who spent nine seasons at Spurs, believes Kane will leave if City do end up paying that much, with Daniel Levy having initially insisted that he would not join an English rival before performing his U-turn.
‘He’s a goalscorer and I love him and I hope he stays, but with those kind of figures, it looks like he might leave,’ he added.
‘I always said if someone is going to get Harry, you’ll be paying top money for him. I know Daniel Levy and every player has got a price.
‘I said it would be a £150m-plus and it looks like it’s going to be that. It could only be one or two clubs who could afford him.
‘Manchester City seem like they’re going to be the team [to sign Kane]. They have a bottomless pit and if they want a player they tend to get them because money talks.’
Michael Dawson believes Kane could be on his way out of Tottenham finally this summer
Kane finished top scorer in the Premier League last season with 23 goals to collect the Golden Boot for a third time while he also created the most assists, despite Spurs finishing a disappointing seventh.
But the England forward is desperate to win trophies after failing to lift a single piece of silverware since breaking into the Spurs first team in 2013.
City have won three of the last four Premier League titles and after reaching the Champions League final last season and winning the League Cup for a fourth year in a row, they look like the best place for Kane to head to finally win silverware.
Joining Pep Guardiola’s side would also help Kane realise another dream of becoming the all-time top scorer in the Premier League.
He is currently seventh on the list on 166 goals, and at 27 years old, has plenty of time to topple Alan Shearer’s record of 260 strikes.
Kane won the Premier League’s Golden Boot last season but he craves trophies the most