Harry Kane would have been a BETTER fit at Man City than Erling Haaland, claims Thierry Henry, as he insists the ‘complete’ Spurs striker offers more going forward – despite the Norwegian scoring 31 goals in 29 games this season!
- Thierry Henry thinks Harry Kane is a more complete player than Erling Haaland
- Man City made a move for Kane a year before they signed the Norwegian
- Haaland has scored at a record rate but City haven’t looked quite the same
Thierry Henry believes Tottenham striker Harry Kane would have been a better signing for Manchester City than Erling Haaland despite the Norwegian’s ridiculous goalscoring numbers in his debut campaign.
City failed with a move for Kane in the summer of 2021 and then went on to bring in the coveted Haaland a year later.
The big striker took the lead by storm and leads the race for the Golden Boot with 25 goals, second-placed Kane trailing him with 17.
However, Haaland’s goals have not improved City in terms of winning, Pep Guardiola’s somewhat inconsistent team having trailed Arsenal for most of the season.
And Gunners legend Thierry Henry believes Kane, who has had another impressive season, might have been a better fit.
Thierry Henry thinks Harry Kane would have been a better fir for Man City than Erling Haaland
Henry believes Kane (left) is a more complete player than the former Dortmund star (right)
Asked if he would prefer the Englishman in his team over Haaland, Henry said: ‘I would say that if I had to build a team to win.
‘For example, I thought Man City were going to go for Harry Kane. We all know they wanted him but I thought they were going to come back in.
‘I thought he is the typical striker for city. I think it would’ve been better.’
‘He became complete, he became an all around player and this is what I like about him.’
‘We all know what he can do and all know what he can do in the box, but what he does outside of the box now for his team this is something that I have to respect massively. He became for me, over the last two, three years, a complete striker.’
Commenting on Haaland, he added: ‘we all known when Kevin De Bruyne has the ball he can find him.
‘There was one piece of advice that Arsene Wenger gave me that stayed with me, he said: ‘What can you do when your team is not feeding you.”‘
‘I think he did stop what they were about. They had a certain way of playing. I think they are more predictable.’
Haaland and City take on Henry’s former club Arsenal at the Emirates on Wednesday night in the biggest game of the season.