Harry Kane is always going to be in hat for Manchester City, claims Shaun Wright-Phillips

Harry Kane is always going to be in hat for Manchester City, claims Shaun Wright-Phillips

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Former Manchester City star Shaun Wright-Phillips has admitted that Spurs striker Harry Kane will still be in contention for being recruited by City despite the links to Erling Haaland. The England skipper was rumoured to leave Tottenham for Manchester City last summer but no move took place.

Harry Kane was the center of transfer attention last summer as he outlined his intentions to leave Tottenham in a quest to claim silverware before he retires. That combined with Manchester City prioritizing a new striker, saw Kane heavily linked with a move to Manchester. However, a deal could not be completed between the reigning Premier League champions and the London club as Spurs priced the English striker out of a move.

City boss Guardiola has continued to experiment with a false nine system this season with great success although it's acknowledged among City's ranks that a striker is set to be the priority this summer. The Spaniard will be keen to recruit a traditional no 9 as the focal point of their attack ahead of next season. Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has been rumoured to join the English club next summer although former City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips believes that an approach for Kane is not entirely impossible.

“Kane is always going to be in the hat for that position with City. I don’t think that is dead and buried yet. He has come alive at the end of the season and we are used to seeing this Kane. We are seeing the real Kane back with his mobility, he looks fitter, he looks sharper and he has got his goalscoring back. He is one player that you can never ignore,” Phillips told GOAL.

“When you look at City’s buys, a lot of them in terms of age bracket have been under 26. They normally work for longevity and I can imagine they are going to do the same thing again,” he added.

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