Manchester City are in the headlines once again.
Pep Guardiola’s champions of England are rumoured to spend a massive £250m in order to secure the signings of Harry Kane and Jack Grealish this summer, but the rumours of yet another transfer spree have led to accusations of the club seducing ‘boyhood legends’ and using their funds to ‘ruin football’ as we know it.
Kane and Grealish have both been linked with the Manchester club this window, as the English pair look to make the next step in their professional careers in order to win trophies.
But it will not be easy to acquire either of the two, as both Kane and Grealish are valued very highly at their respective clubs.
Both Kane and Grealish came up through the youth ranks of Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa respectively, and are currently captains of their sides – and therefore have already achieved cult status at their boyhood clubs.
I know I’m biased but still – there’s something sickening watching some oil club try pick off two boyhood club legends in Grealish & Kane for £250m when half the football pyramid is on its arse.— Manoamano 🏴 (@Manoama89) August 2, 2021
While Tottenham demand £150m for the English captain, Villa wants close to £100m for their homegrown superstar – but neither fee is out of reach for Manchester City, which has enraged a lot of rival fans on social media platforms.
City have a reputation for being perennial spendthrifts ever since the take-over of the club by Sheikh Mansour and Khaldoon Al Mubarak in 2008, as rival fans have repeatedly accused them of ‘ruining football’ – mostly by paying over the top amounts for footballers.
An English Club hasn't even spent £100m on one player, yet Man City are looking to spend £100m+ on each of Kane and Grealish in the same summer despite spending hundreds of millions over the years. If that isn't ruining football then I don't know what is.— Trey (@UTDTrey) August 2, 2021
Their discontent is set to continue further, as certain accounts have said that it’s sickening to watch City try and rip the bonds of two boyhood club legends with their clubs with outrageous amounts of money – attempting to break the English transfer record twice in one window.
While no other English club has ever spent £100m on a single player, City are planning to do it twice this summer – and thereby inciting rival fans about their expenditure yet again.
It promises to be a revolutionary summer in English football if City indeed does land Kane and Grealish, changing the landscape of player values, further improving a team that finished on top of the Premier League table last season.