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Harry Kane ‘can’t press’ like Gabriel Jesus, insists Agbonlahor as he warns Guardiola off transfer for Tottenham skipper

MANCHESTER CITY should steer clear of a move for Harry Kane, according to Gabriel Agbonlahor.

Kane, 27, has scored 14 goals and assisted a further 11 this season.

But former England international Agbonlahor doesn't believe that he could do the pressing required to play in a Pep Guardiola team - despite having enjoyed success under Mauricio Pochettino.

The ex-Villa star told TalkSPORT: "I think he could do it but is he able to do the pressing part? We’ve seen Gabriel Jesus, he doesn’t stop.

"You look at Harry Kane, he’s a fantastic goalscorer but is he going to want to do that pressing that Pep is going to demand."

Host Adrian Durham then claimed that Guardiola would get 'frustrated' by England's skipper.

He said: "I look at Harry Kane, as much as I love him, I think he’s great and his goal tally is phenomenal, he is basically shoot on sight.

"I actually think Pep Guardiola would get frustrated with that. He wants the ball passed around to get the optimum opportunity."

Agbonlahor agreed: "That’s the difference, when you are the main man in your team you can get away with it more, but I watch the game against Burnley it was like watching a one man Wembley.

"He was trying to get a shot off at any scenario possible and Son was getting frustrated, there were other players getting frustrated, because he knows he can do it.


"He’s captain and knows he can get away with shooting on sight.

"With Pep there’s no way. If you’re not making that right pass and being super selfish, you aren’t playing under Pep Guardiola."

As Sergio Aguero's contract nears its end in the summer, City have been linked with a number of strikers, including Erling Haaland.

But Agbonlahor believes they should stick with Jesus.

He said: "I don’t think they will. Not a chance. Like Pep Guardiola said, Gabriel Jesus is getting better with every game he plays in. Next season he will get even better.

I can see Haaland going to a Real Madrid or Bayern Munich

Gabriel Agbonlahor

"Maybe if Aguero goes they will get someone who will play second choice to Gabriel Jesus. I don’t see them going out and spending big money.

"He’s already said how much money he’s spent since he’s been at Man City.

"I can see Haaland going to a Real Madrid or Bayern Munich."

Jesus, 23, has scored six goals in 19 Premier League outings this season - also grabbing three assists.

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