Harry Kane & Grealish targeted
Manchester City’s planned summer business has been brought to the fore of the footballing world once again on Monday.
It has been common knowledge for some time now that City want to sign both Harry Kane and Jack Grealish this summer.
*sighs in transfer*
✌🏼City want both Kane & Grealish, not either
💰Estimated to cost £175m-£215m (FUNDS RAISED BY SALES)
⏳Kane tricky/needs patience
😕 Grealish advanced but risk of new Villa deal
✈️ Laporte expecting to be back for pre-seasonhttps://t.co/FDr1XZ2dfY
— Sam Lee (@SamLee) July 16, 2021
Signing the duo would transform the Sky Blues into even more of a super team, and all but guarantee that they retain their Premier League crown.
In turn, on Monday, City’s links to Kane have once again taken centre stage in the media, with it confirmed that the striker did not turn up to Tottenham training:
BREAKING: Harry Kane has not shown up for Tottenham training. He was due to return to Hotspur Way this morning following a short holiday.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 2, 2021
How City could afford Kane and Grealish
With Kane in the headlines again, questions have begun to circulate regarding exactly how Man City could afford to buy both Grealish and the Spurs hitman in the same window.
As mentioned by Sam Lee above, deals for the pair could set the Citizens back upwards of 215 million pounds, whilst the Telegraph suggest that the English champions should not expect much change out of 220 million.
However, the same report also provides some insight into how City could raise around 150 million pounds to put towards their Kane and Grealish pursuits.
Firstly, it is claimed that the Manchester giants had 45 million pounds in the bank from the sale of Leroy Sane, which was not showcased on their accounts for 2019/20.
Elsewhere, City have already raised 51.4 million pounds through the sales of Angelino, Jack Harrison and Lukas Nmecha, as well as a clause that saw them earn 15 per cent of the 72.9 million pounds which Manchester United paid for Jadon Sancho.
Ivan Ilic is also believed to be closing in on a 7 million pound move to Hellas Verona, with City hoping to fetch at least a further 40 million pounds as a result of the sales of Yangel Herrera, Pedro Porro and Morgan Rogers.
Additionally, there is likely to be more money raised through loan fees, which would, all told, amount to around 150 million pounds.
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