Man City should look to sign Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham this summer instead of spending around £160m on Harry Kane, according to Trevor Sinclair.
Abraham came through the ranks at the Blues. After successful loan spells at Bristol City and Aston Villa in the Championship, he broke into Chelsea’s first team in 2019/20.
Under Frank Lampard, the forward impressed as he bagged 18 goals across all competitions from his 47 appearances.
The 23-year-old has featured less since Thomas Tuchel took over and he is expected to leave the club this summer. He is rated at around £40m.
In the meantime, Man City have been interested in signing Tottenham’s Harry Kane. With him still having three years left on his contract, Spurs are under no pressure to sell him.
Therefore, it comes as no surprise that they are demanding around £160m for him according to reports.
Instead of paying that, Sinclair has called for his former club to save money by signing Abraham. He has told talkSPORT that the Chelsea forward is a “top player” who would do well for Man City:
“I would, yeah. He’s a young enough player and with Pep Guardiola’s coaching ability and the teammates around him… he’s a top player.
“The season he had at Aston Villa and then he went back to Chelsea and did very well. He’s a handful, his pace, he looks to stretch the lines, he’s a finisher.
“No player’s perfect, especially at 22 or 23, but there’s a lot of growth there with Tammy.
“He’d be someone I’d be very interested to see at Manchester City.
Sinclair went onto add that he was against Man City’s interest in Kane if he is going to cost a fee in the region of £160m:
“It just goes against my principles of what I think about the club. Honestly, it really does.
“I just don’t want to see the club going out there and spending that ridiculous amount of money to bring one player in. That just kills it then. You might as well pack up.”
Elsewhere, Paul Merson has suggested that Raul Jimenez would be an ideal replacement for Kane if he left Tottenham:
“I have been following Wolves’ Raul Jimenez for quite some time now and I’m shocked that the big six have not made a note of his abilities. Jimenez has propelled Wolves to a mid-table finish and his side has struggled in his absence this year.
“Raul Jimenez is crucial to Wolves’ fortunes and their former manager Nuno Espirito Santo effectively lost his job because of the strikér’s absence. Santo’s Wolves side suffered devastating defeats to the likes of Burnley last season and nearly lost their place in the Premier League.
“With Nuno Espirito Santo now in North London, Spurs may well have an alternative to Harry Kane this season. With the England captain possibly on his way out, Santo will need to sign a replacement and Raul Jimenez suits the role to perfection.
“The center-forward could also bring the best out of Heung-Min Son and make him look like one of the best in the Premier League. Son’s new four-year contract at the club could either indicate Harry Kane’s decision to stay or could prepare Tottenham for a future with an alternative striker.”