Harry Kane ‘can’t press like Pep Guardiola demands’ as talkSPORT told Tottenham striker not right fit for Manchester City

Harry Kane would not cut it for Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. That’s according to former Premier League striker Gabriel Agbonlahor, who doesn’t think the free-scoring Tottenham star would suit City’s style. Speculation has been rife that the Tottenham star may look to move away from the club in order to win trophies. One of […]

Harry Kane ‘can’t press like Pep Guardiola demands’ as talkSPORT told Tottenham striker not right fit for Manchester City

Harry Kane would not cut it for Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

That’s according to former Premier League striker Gabriel Agbonlahor, who doesn’t think the free-scoring Tottenham star would suit City’s style.

Harry Kane has 210 goals in 321 games for Tottenham
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Speculation has been rife that the Tottenham star may look to move away from the club in order to win trophies.

One of the teams regularly mentioned is City, especially with Sergio Aguero’s time at the club seemingly to be coming to an end.

Gabriel Jesus has filled the void with 13 Premier League starts this season, with six other substitute appearances, and has scored six and added three assists.

Four of those goals have come in his last eight Premier League games, but Guardiola has often played without a recognised striker.

Kane and Erling Haaland have been linked but former Aston Villa striker Agbonlahor doesn’t think City will dip into the transfer market for one of those players – who are likely to cost in the region of £150million.

Gabriel Jesus was signed by Man City in 2016 but has been mostly Aguero’s back-up
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Speaking on Wednesday’s Drive, Agbonlahor said: “I don’t think they will. Not a chance. Like Pep Guardiola said, Gabriel Jesus is getting better with every game he plays in. Next season he will get even better. 

“Maybe if Aguero goes they will get someone who will play second choice to Gabriel Jesus. I don’t see them going out and spending big money.

“He’s already said how much money he’s spent since he’s been at Man City.

“I can see Haaland going to a Real Madrid or Bayern Munich.”

Agbonlahor argued that he did not think Kane could keep up with the pressing that is required from Guardiola.

He added: “I think he could do it 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.”

Pep Guardiola notoriously is very demanding on his players
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Drive presenter Adrian Durham said: “I look at Harry Kane, as much as I love him, I think he’s great and his goal tally is phenomenal, he is basically shoot on sight.

“I actually think Pep Guardiola would get frustrated with that. He wants the ball passed around to get the optimum opportunity.”

Agbonlahor added: “That’s the difference, when you are the main man in your team you can get away with it more but I watch the game against Burnley it was like watching a one man Wembley. 

“He was trying to get a shot off at any scenario possible and Son was getting frustrated, there were other players getting frustrated, because he knows he can do it.

“He’s captain and 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.”