Ex-Manchester City attacker Trevor Sinclair has suggested that his former club do not need Harry Kane and he “cannot see” them paying £100m on someone.
Pep Guardiola’s side are believed to be leading the race to sign the Tottenham Hotspur forward. Kane has told Spurs that he wants to leave Spurs.
Tottenham are expected to demand around £150m for Kane this summer. Sinclair was asked about the forward by talkSPORT.
He believes that City’s “principles” mean that a move for Kane will not come to fruition:
“If you look at the principles Man City try and stick to and their philosophy, I can’t see them spending £100m on a player.
“They don’t want to spend that kind of money. They’ve already had to invest a lot from when Sheikh Mansour took over the football club.
“They were so far behind everybody on the pitch and not even that they had to invest into their training facility because Carrington wasn’t up to it.
“They’ve never broken [transfer] records. They’ve never been near breaking Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea.
“All the other clubs are buying players for £80m or £90m, Man City are not near that. I don’t think that’s by accident, I think that’s by design.
“They’ve just won the league. They didn’t win the Champions League through a lack of quality either, it’s because they made mistakes.
“I’ve always been quite impressed with Man City since Pep took over because they keep their cards very close to their chest.
“If you look at any gossip pages to do with sport, it’s very rarely you hear anything about Manchester City.
“I think Txiki [Begiristain] does his work, he keeps it very private. They’ll be a couple of rumours and usually its red herrings where they pretend they’re going for someone and they’ll leave that player alone for their actual main target.
“I’m not surprised they’re keeping their cards close to their chest and letting leaks come out to the media saying we’re interested in this player and that player.”