Ex-City man claims ‘top striker’ is signing amid Kane links

Date published: Wednesday 21st July 2021 8:36 - Lewis Oldham

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Ex-Manchester City forward Lukas Nmecha has suggested that his former club are “getting another top striker” this summer.

Nmecha came through the ranks with Man City. He has only played three games for them at senior level and all of these outings came during the 2017/18 season.

The forward has had loan spells at Preston, Wolfsburg and Middlesbrough between 2018 and 2020.

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Nmecha shone for Anderlecht last season as he bagged 21 goals across all competitions. He has now rejoined Wolfsburg on a permanent deal until the end of the 2024/25 term.

Man City have been heavily linked with Harry Kane of late. He has told Spurs that he wants to leave this summer and Pep Guardiola’s side have offered £100m for him. 

Nmecha has told German outlet Kicker that his exit is down to City bringing someone else in:

“I still had one year of contract. They’re getting another top striker.

“I don’t think my chances would have been very good there.”

Elsewhere, Paul Merson has suggested that there will be a four-horse title race in the Premier League this season:

“As we edge closer to the 2021-22 edition of the Premier League, I strongly believe this could be one of the tightest ones in recent memory.

“Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea can all win the title – that’s a four-way battle for the Premier League crown and I don’t expect any of them to run away with it by a margin of double-digit points.

“In my opinion, Chelsea need a forward. I don’t know what the deal is with Erling Haaland, but they need someone who can score 20 Premier League goals a season.

“Timo Werner is a different kind of player – he’s a willing runner who works hard for the team and is very unselfish.

“However, he doesn’t strike me as someone who can score 20 goals a season, so it’ll be interesting to see what happens there.

“Manchester United have already signed Jadon Sancho, but they could do with another midfielder.

“Regardless of what happens in the transfer market, as I said before, I expect a really close Premier League title race.

“Another important thing to keep an eye on is when the big players return to their respective sides after their international commitments.

“Many Premier League stars represented their countries at Euro 2020 and Copa America this summer, so they could well miss a few games at the start of the new season.”

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