The Sun has published an unverified, speculative piece about a swap deal that would see Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus come to Tottenham in exchange for Harry Kane.
The piece published on Sunday is, as usual, devoid of tangible evidence to support the publication’s sensationalist rhetoric. While numerous City players, including the aforementioned pair along with Nathan Ake and Aymeric Laporte are rumoured in a potential swap deal for Spurs’ talisman, this particular story is as unfounded as it is farfetched.
The article states that Pep Guardiola is willing to part ways with both Sterling and Jesus to secure Kane’s services. But it doesn’t mention where the information was sourced from.
Sterling hasn’t been on top form in recent seasons while many expect more goals from Jesus. But both are extremely talented players who would offer an elevated cutting edge to Spurs’ starting lineup. Too bad the story has less veracity than rumours that The Loch Ness Monster once inhabited Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands.
Then again, it’s a crazy world we live in these days, so nothing is impossible. But these rumours will soon fall off the radar with a mere whimper, once the Sun’s sensationalist piece sees an exorbitant spike in clicks. The advertisers will absolutely love it!
Back to the story at hand. Is a potential swap deal with City for Kane possible?
Yes it is.
But Daniel Levy is usually the sort of owner who prioritizes a straight swap for cash. Jesus is a possibility and so too is Ake, neither of whom fill Tottenham’s faithful with too much excitement or anticipation.
It’s very unlikely City will offload Sterling or Laporte, as both still have a key role to play in City’s future.
Also, what are the chances Sterling or Laporte are amenable to a move to Tottenham, where their first order of business would be compete in the newly founded, third-tier UEFA Europa Conference League?
No need to answer that question.