Harry Kane’s Manchester City dreams could be shattered by Lionel Messi’s Barcelona exit

Lionel Messi's Barcelona exit could be ill-timed for Harry Kane, who is hoping for Manchester City transfer this summer.

Josep Guardiola applauds Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona against Arsenal in UCL
Josep Guardiola applauds Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona against Arsenal in UCL /IMAGO

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is turning out to be a rebel against his boyhood club after going AWOL in the training sessions in order to force an exit this summer.

Although Spurs are not happy with Kane’s behaviour and want to keep hold of him beyond this summer, the Three Lions international is hellbent on joining his potential suitors Manchester City.

Man City are monitoring Kane’s situation though they had an offer worth around £100m turned down by the north Londoners.

However, Kane’s dreams of moving to Etihad might have hit a stumbling block after Barcelona announced they were parting ways with Lionel Messi.

Messi was understood to be close to agreeing on a new five-year deal before an unexpected twist happened in the process, as Barca failed to cope with La Liga’s financial regulations.

Now with the 34-year-old on the run, Man City have been touted as his potential next stop alongside PSG.

City had been heavily linked with Messi last summer when he expressed his desire to not continue at the Catalan club. However, the deal couldn’t see its light as the Argentine decided to stay in order to avoid suing his own club.

Furthermore, Man City chief Omar Berrada had earlier said that the Premier League champions have the financial muscle to sign a player like Messi while adding that the Argentine can have a big impact on and off the pitch.

Messi’s exit coincidentally could ruin the dreams of Kane as the Sky Blues are said to have turned their attention to the Argentine talisman.

Furthermore, the six-time Ballon d’Or winner could be tempted to reunite with his former boss Pep Guardiola after around a decade.

City have recently captured Jack Grealish for a whopping £100m from Aston Villa.