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HARRY KANE: With Man City bidding £100m, we look at record transfers

HARRY KANE: With Man City bidding £100m, we look at record transfers

PA - Nick Potts

With Manchester City bidding £100 million for Spurs striker Harry Kane, we look at some record transfers between English sides.

Kane was the subject of an £100 million bid by Manchester City according to renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano, who also said the deal could involve some of City's players going the other way with Raheem Sterling among the names mentioned.

Here at some record transfers between English sides.

 

Aaron Wan-Bissaka - £50 million

 

The young right-back (who can't even get in an England squad, showing the country's depth in that area) moved from Crystal Palace to Manchester United in the summer of 2019 after a hugely impressive breakout season at Selhurst Park in which he won Crystal Palace Player of the Year.

Since moving to United, he's been a stand-out player as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rebuilds with Wan-Bissaka as a key player.

 

Kyle Walker - £50 million

 

A few years earlier, another English right-back (this one can get in Southgate's squad) moved from London to Manchester for £50 million. In this instance, it was Walker moving from Tottenham Hotspur to Manchester City in the summer of 2017. This would provide some symmetry should Kane move.

Walker had enjoyed six years at Spurs where he was a crucial part in making them regular qualifiers for the Champions League. However, the move to City has definitely been a success having won three Premier League titles, four League Cups and an FA Cup.

 

Riyad Mahrez - £60 million

 

The Algerian winger’s form in helping make Leicester Premier League champions saw him rewarded with a big-money move to City, where he has continued to fill his trophy cabinet on a regular basis.

 

Romelu Lukaku - £75 million

 

The Belgium striker swapped Everton for Manchester United and big things were expected of him. However, despite scoring 42 goals in 96 games for United over two seasons, his Red Devils career was deemed a failure and he left to join Inter Milan in 2019.

 

Virgil Van Dijk - £75 million

 

It was deemed that Liverpool had taken a big risk on Southampton's Virgil Van Dijk when they paid £75 million for his services in January 2018. However, a Champions League and Premier League later, it looks like a bargain as the 'Rolls Royce' centre-half has had his influence further shown by a season-ending injury in 2020/21 coinciding with Liverpool struggling.

 

Harry Maguire - £80 million

 

The current record domestic transfer is England's centre-back Harry Maguire. Manchester United, clearly inspired by Liverpool's success with Van Dijk, paid £80 million to take Maguire to Old Trafford from Leicester City. He hasn't quite had the same impact as Van Dijk but he has definitely improved Solskjaer's side.


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