Get ready for an exchange shop! Premier League clubs targeting rare swap deals this summer … and at least one Manchester City star could travel to Tottenham under possible deal with Harry Kane
- Traditionally rare swap deals are being considered throughout the league
- He could see at least one Man City player move to Spurs under Harry Kane deal
- Spurs are known to like forward Gabriel Jesus and defender Nathan Ake
- Aymeric Laporte is another who would be allowed to leave the Etihad Stadium
A summer of swap shop is on the way, with a number of Premier League clubs looking for alternative ways to refresh their squads amid financial uncertainty.
Sportsmail understands that with a cash flow problem due to the continuing impact of the Covid pandemic, swap deals – traditionally rare – are being considered across the league.
Indeed, the development could see at least one Manchester City player travel to Tottenham as part of a deal for Harry Kane. The north London club are known to like Gabriel Jesus and Nathan Ake.
A summer of swap store is on the cards, with at least one Man City player potentially on the cards to join Tottenham in a deal for Harry Kane
The north London club are known to like both Gabriel Jesus (left) and Nathan Ake
There is a recognition at City that they will have to move the players in order to strengthen Pep Guardiola’s side with better targets Kane and his English teammate Jack Grealish, from Aston Villa.
Jesus, 24, is not impressed by the perceived lack of playing time among the Premier League champions, who were beaten by Chelsea in the Champions League final on Saturday night. It is not clear whether he would agree to a transfer to a club without Champions League football.
Ake, a £ 41million signing from Bournemouth, rose through the ranks at Chelsea and would be considered a local, despite being Dutch. While the 26-year-old has only made nine Premier League starts and has not played in the Champions League in 2021, he too could take a bit of persuasion to return to London.
There is an acknowledgment to City that they will have to move players to sign Kane and Jack Grealish (above)
Aymeric Laporte is another who would be allowed to leave if the French defender’s club assessment were met, but it is unlikely that he would be interested in moving to Spurs.
In March, senior general manager Richard Masters revealed that clubs stand at risk of losing £ 2bn by the end of the season due to reduced broadcast revenue and match days. As each club played a home game in front of small crowds, they lost millions of dollars in door receipts and had to pay back a significant chunk of the TV money, with other impacts felt by the deals. of sponsorship and lack of corporate hospitality.
None of the 20 clubs are immune, and the prospect of paying huge transfer fees is unlikely. The exchange of players is becoming more and more attractive at all levels, an official revealed.
As the rules are relaxed, financial fair play restrictions are also at the forefront of clubs’ thinking.
Aymeric Laporte is another who would be allowed to leave the Etihad Stadium