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Tottenham Hotspur have got a new manager, and that could mean the end of City’s hunt for Harry Kane.
A young star paid tribute to Sergio Aguero on Tuesday night as City Football Group looks set to take their next step.
Time to move on?
City spent a lot of time chasing Harry Kane over the summer, but as we all know, it all came to nothing. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy refused to negotiate with the Blues, and Pep Guardiola did not get the striker he so desperately wanted.
Kane has had a sad start to the current Premier League season, having scored just one goal in 10 games, giving rise to speculation that he will once again try to force a switch to City next summer.
However, according to Football London’s Alasdair Gold, the appointment of Antonio Conte as Spurs coach could convince the English star to stay.
According to Gold, Kane is excited about the appointment of the former Juventus, Chelsea and Inter coach and is excited to work with him. In particular, he is pleased with the ambition Spurs have shown in hiring Conte.
Although Kane’s current downturn is undoubtedly temporary, many City fans are likely to be relieved that he could end up staying with Spurs.
He would still cost north £ 100 million if City were to try to buy him, and as a 28-year-old there are probably younger, more future-proof strikers that City could move after. His attitude since the summer move he wanted fell through has not been great either. Is this a bullet dodged for City?
Barca starlet gives a touching tribute
World football was shocked this week over the worrying health situation of the city’s great Sergio Aguero.
When he played for Barcelona on Saturday, Aguero was replaced after experiencing chest discomfort and difficulty breathing. He was later diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia, a heart rhythm disorder, and Barca announced that the Argentine will be subjected to a diagnostic and therapeutic process in the next three months.
Footballers and fans from all over the world have sent messages of support to his much-loved striker, but the goal celebration of Barca’s Ansu Fati on Tuesday night was perhaps the most touching.
After the 19-year-old’s thumping finish brought Barca 1-0 in their Champions League group match against Dynamo Kyiv, Fati drew one of Aguero’s trademark celebrations. Raising the hand with the thumb, forefinger and little finger outstretched was a clear nod to one of the match’s greatest goal scorers ever.
Like Fati, we all want Only a quick recovery.
CFG eye further expansion
City Football Group already includes 10 football clubs across the globe, but that does not mean that City executives are not exploring the possibilities of expanding further.
As reported by The Sun, representatives of CFG have been in talks with a club they want to add to their portfolio; Russian giants Spartak Moscow.
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CFG are eager to buy a 20% stake in Spartak, 22-time Russian top-class winners, which would make them the fourth European club in the collective.
Spartak were in the news recently for falling 4-3 to a Patson Daka-inspired Leicester City in the Europa League, but with current owner Leonid Fedun eager to sell, the Moscow club could represent a shrewd investment.
While CFG is primarily a business project, the portfolio of clubs City offers opportunities in the form of player development. The Russian Premier League is a largely untapped source of young talent, allowing City to benefit from ties to one of the division’s leading teams.