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Gabriel Agbonlahor: Manchester City should avoid Harry Kane move

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Gabriel Agbonlahor believes Manchester City should avoid signing Tottenham Hotspur talisman Harry Kane this summer.

Pep Guardiola’s side have been heavily linked with bringing in a new center-forward as club-record goalscorer Sergio Aguero is out of contract at the end of the season and options are needed beyond Brazilian Gabriel Jesus.

Kane has previously been linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium, however, Agbonlahor believes the England international would struggle in City’s all-action system which requires relentlessly pressing.

“I think he could do it [make it at Man City] but is he able to do the pressing part? We’ve seen Gabriel Jesus, he doesn’t stop. You look at Harry Kane, he’s a fantastic goalscorer but is he going to want to do that pressing that Pep is going to demand?” the former Aston Villa striker told talkSPORT.

“[At Tottenham] he knows he can get away with shooting on sight. With Pep there’s no way. If you’re not making that right pass and being super selfish, you aren’t playing under Pep Guardiola.

Agbonlahor has also stated that there is “not a chance” City will sign Erling Braut Haaland this summer as he feels Guardiola’s side will not spend big money on a new striker, as he sees Jesus improving under the Spaniard year by year.

Kane has scored 22 goals and provided 14 assists across 34 appearances in all competitions so far for Spurs this campaign, including a strike in the 4-0 victory over Burnley last weekend.

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