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Phil Foden explains the key differences between Tottenham's Harry Kane and Manchester City's Erling Haaland

Freddie Pye

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Phil Foden explains the key differences between Tottenham's Harry Kane and Manchester City's Erling Haaland

Manchester City's Phil Foden has revealed what he believes are the key differences between Tottenham striker Harry Kane and Erling Haaland.

Many City fans will remember a particular summer transfer window in which the aforementioned England international striker was their primary target for the forward role.

Following the departure of Sergio Aguero in the summer of 2021, Manchester City officials were tasked with replacing the legendary Argentine.

However, while Pep Guardiola and club officials had sounded out Tottenham's Harry Kane for the position, the London club's chairman Daniel Levy made things extremely difficult in negotiations over a transfer fee.

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The Premier League champions refused to sanction a £150 million move for the Englishman, after seeing several verbal offers in the region of £100 million turned down.

Nevertheless, many would suggest that the failed negotiations between the two clubs have favoured Manchester City through their successful pursuit of Erling Haaland one year later.

Now, speaking during a recent interview - as relayed by the Times - Phil Foden was asked what he believes are the key similarities and differences between the two striking giants of Premier League football.

Erling Haaland and Phil Foden of Manchester City celebrate the 2-1 victory at the end of the Premier League match. (Alamy)
Erling Haaland and Phil Foden of Manchester City celebrate the 2-1 victory at the end of the Premier League match. (Alamy)

Foden explained, “Well, they both can score goals, can’t they!

"Harry (Kane) likes to drop, he can pick that pass off.

He continued, "Whereas Erling (Haaland) is more, ‘I want to be in front of the goal and stay there and everything that comes my way I’m going to score.’

"It’s a pleasure to play with both.”

Phil Foden and Harry Kane are currently both away on international duty with England.

The pair are competing with Gareth Southgate's side for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and got their campaign off to the perfect start on Monday afternoon.

Phil Foden, Manchester City and England.
Phil Foden, Manchester City and England.

While Kane started the match, Foden appeared as a second-half substitute, closing out the final 20 minutes of the match in a free central role for the Three Lions.

The Manchester City academy poster boy will be looking ahead to matchday two of the group stage, as England take on the United States on Friday night.

The American squad were held to a 1-1 draw in their World Cup opener, against Group B competitors Wales.


Featured Image Credit: PA Images / Alamy

Topics: Phil Foden, Erling Haaland, Harry Kane, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League, Football, England

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