Manchester City should prioritise transferring in Harry Kane over Jack Grealish if they want to stay ahead of the chasing pack in the Premier League.

The reigning champions have been linked with moves for both players, but Manchester Evening News revealed on Friday that the Blues have finally tabled a bid worth £100million for Grealish.

Of the two players, the Aston Villa playmaker is the more attainable, as Kane is locked into a six-year contract with Tottenham that doesn't expire until 2024. He is also the younger of the two, which is noteworthy because City tend not to buy players in Kane's age bracket.

Despite that, Johnny Giles has said that he would prioritise the 28-year-old striker if he had to choose between the two players, because he provides City with exactly what their squad needs.

“I’d go for Kane - they have to get a goalscorer," the former Leeds United midfielder told Off The Ball.

"Aguero’s gone now, he’s been one of the great goalscorers in the Premier League. So you have to get a recognised goalscorer.

“Kane at his best, could be the best of them all, so definitely (buy him over Grealish).

“Grealish is a good player and he could do a very, very good job for them, but Kane has to be the man for them.

“Because with all of the players that they have, a lot of midfield players, very good players, they have to get a recognised finisher."

Although Kane would be a phenomenal purchase Giles says that alone would "not necessarily" make them nailed-on Premier League winners - and they'd probably have to buy Grealish anyway to fend of any potential title challengers.

“They need a Kane. If they don’t get someone like Kane, I could put them two or three down the list,” he said.

“They did very well last year scoring the goals that they did without that, but it’s very hard to maintain that, especially with the other teams picking it up.

“Manchester United are picking it up, Liverpool could be big challengers next year and you’ve got Chelsea coming into it.

“Manchester City have to keep ahead of these clubs and the only way they’ll do that is to get Harry Kane or somebody like Harry Kane. And probably Grealish as well.”

Giles adds that the club will likely have to relent to the player's demands, but the ex-Ireland international is not a fan of how Kane has behaved after signing a binding contract just three years ago.

“He’s doing his best (to force his way out of Spurs) at the moment. He’s said he doesn’t want to play for them anymore.

“I wouldn’t be very sympathetic towards Spurs in any way, with Daniel Levy and Joe Lewis the owner, but I do feel a little tingle of, not sadness, but I think they’ve been badly treated in this particular way.

“Harry Kane’s got two years left on his contract, he signed a new contract on very, very good terms, and quite rightly because he deserves it.

“But it’s very difficult mid-contract, having committed yourself to the club, saying ‘well, I want to go now’. I don’t think that’s fair.

“The club have obviously made plans around him, not very good plans, and he has done his stuff for them, but I think when you sign the contract then you’re obliged to see that contract out.

“That might be an old-fashioned way of looking at it, but I don’t think he can all of a sudden just say ‘I don’t want to play for you anymore, I want to go’. They gave him the (six-year) contract for that particular reason, they’ve tied him up.

“He’s obviously insisted that he wants to go, I think they’ll have to let him go, but they won’t let him go for nothing, that’s for sure.”