Date: 24th June 2021 at 7:57pm
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This summer marks the end of an era at Manchester City, as the club’s record goalscorer Sergio Aguero departs the Etihad after a decade with the club. 

The Argentine’s trophy-laden spell ended in disappointment as Pep Guardiola’s side were defeated 1-0 by Chelsea in the Champions League final in Porto in May.

Despite rarely using Aguero last term, City are reportedly keen to replace the 33-year-old and have been heavily linked with both Harry Kane and Erling Braut Haaland in recent weeks.

The former boasts a proven goalscoring record in the Premier League, while Haaland has been unsensational goalscoring form since joining Borussia Dortmund in 2019.

Both players would be hugely expensive, however, meaning City may therefore choose to simply wait until next year.

Kane is yet to score for England at Euro 2020.

According to ESPN, City are willing to wait a year to sign their top target if they cannot complete the signing of Kane this summer.

The report suggests that City are aware it may cost as much as £150 million to sign Kane, with Tottenham very reluctant to sell to a rival.

Chelsea and Manchester United have also been linked with the England captain, who has three years left on his current deal with the Lilywhites.

The report states that there is a confidence at City that the squad would be able to cope next season even if a new striker isn’t signed.

Gabriel Jesus would be the most natural replacement to Aguero after deputising for him since arriving at City, however it is believed that Guardiola does want another striker.

There is a belief that both Haaland and Kane will be both more realistic and more affordable next summer, with more pressure on Spurs and Dortmund to cash in on their prized assets.

Kane, who is yet to score for England at Euro 2020, is apparently fully focussed on the tournament and does not expect any major developments until after the final next month.

 
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