Former Man City defender Danny Mills believes the club should be targeting Erling Haaland over Harry Kane as they seek a striker this summer.
City have been heavily linked with a new No.9 after all-time top goalscorer Sergio Aguero left the club on a free transfer to Barcelona, opening up a spot for a new first-choice forward.
Their pursuit has seen them lock down Tottenham star Kane as their number one target, with talk of a potential £150m deal this summer.
However as the season draws closer, Pep Guardiola ‘s side are still without a new striker in their squad as Spurs refuse to do business for their star man.
Mills told the Racing Post of his belief City have been targeting the wrong man for the role, with Norwegian hitman Erling Haaland a better fit in his eyes.
“I’m not sure Harry Kane suits Manchester City with the way that they play,” he said.
“He’s going to score goals, but the way that Guardiola wants to play with the high press and the energy, that’s not Kane’s game. Kane can play the false nine very well, but if you want a player that can go out and do everything then it’s Haaland.
“He’s absolutely outstanding and he’s a lot younger, so you’ll get your buy back.
“Will City go out and spend that amount of money for Kane? I’m not so sure when Haaland is a cheaper and better option in a year’s time.”
Haaland has scored a stunning 60 goals in 60 games for Dortmund since joining the club in January 2020 and has a £75m release clause in his contract, which becomes active in the summer of 2022.
All the top clubs in Europe have been linked with his signature but if City spend big money on Kane this summer it would almost certainly rule them out of the race for Haaland next summer.
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