Nigel de Jong agrees with Teddy Sheringham on Harry Kane’s future amid Man City rumours

Former Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong has agreed with Teddy Sheringham that Harry Kane’s switch to the Etihad Stadium from Tottenham could well happen this summer.

The England captain has been linked with a move to join Pep Guardiola’s reigning Premier League champions throughout the summer, ever since he expressed his desire for a new challenge.

With just over a week remaining of the current window, a move appears unlikely. Daniel Levy is reportedly refusing to budge on his £150m valuation, whilst Guardiola himself has already suggested that a move is “finished” should Spurs not be prepared to negotiate.

Nevertheless, former City man de Jong has suggested that whilst a transfer will be difficult, it could be a case of when, not if, Kane signs for the club.

Speaking on beINSPORTS, the Dutchman said: “First of all, I think down the line Manchester City need a real no.9 when it comes down to the bigger games. Second of all, I don’t think it’s in the hands of City right now.

“City made a bid. At the end of the day they have to put more money on top of it. Harry Kane is still under contract at Tottenham Hotspur and Daniel Levy makes the end decision about Kane’s future.

Nigel de Jong has given his thoughts on Manchester City’s potential move for Spurs’ Harry Kane. (Photo by Sharon Latham/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

“They’re going to keep trying, keep trying and keep trying. That is the situation they are in. We only know one side, we don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes who knows maybe City have already put £150m on the line and Levy said no I want an extra £20m or £30m.

“I think he will be gone at the end of the transfer window. I think he will be at City. It is just a matter of time.”

This is an opinion shared by ex-Spurs striker, Sheringham, who has suggested that Kane’s future could certainly lie at the Etihad Stadium.

Speaking on talkSPORT last month, the 55-year-old said: “As soon as he put out his statement a couple of months ago, just before the Euros, it was happening, for me.

“I think he’s probably had a chat with Daniel Levy. I know there’s been even more speculation over the last couple of days, but I think he’s probably had a chat and said, ‘look, you’ve been a great servant to the club, if we get the right money for you, you can go’, I would think.

“Everyone is being very quiet on it at the moment, but for Harry to come out and say he wants to play with someone like Kevin De Bruyne and the players at Manchester City, the writing has got to be on the wall, hasn’t it?”

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