Chris Sutton says Bayern Munich superstar Harry Kane will always rue the missed opportunity to sign for Manchester City in 2021.

Speaking to the Daily Mail’s It’s Always Kicking Off podcast, the well-known pundit reacted to the £100 million (Football.London’s Alasdair Gold) man’s move to Thomas Tuchel’s side.

According to Chris Sutton, Harry Kane will always regret the fact that he could not join Manchester City two years ago.

Chris Sutton says Harry Kane will consider failed Manchester City as ‘biggest regret’ in his career

Famously, the England captain was ready to make a move to City in the summer of 2021 after Sergio Aguero’s transfer to Barcelona, and even until last season, Alan Shearer claimed that he would have been envious of not being in Erling Haaland’s shoes.

After the Sky Blues tried to seal the deal for months on end with Kane also missing training for a couple of days, the mega-transfer ultimately failed to get over the line.

Chris Sutton believes that despite Harry Kane having signed for a superclub in Bayern, he will always regret not having played for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side.

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“Circumstances change.”

“I said his biggest regret would have been not going to Manchester City. I think when his career finishes, I think that that’ll be a really sore one. But I look at, perhaps his brother of his agent didn’t get over the line and wouldn’t be one to sit around at Christmas in years to come.”

Harry Kane will not look back on that saga fondly

Of course, Chris Sutton could well be proven wrong if Harry Kane wins it all at Bayern and in that case, perhaps he may not look back on his failed move to Manchester City with much regret.

But considering Kane has openly admitted to having the goal to beat Shearer’s all-time Premier League goalscoring record, he would have had the chance to do so whilst winning it all in one of, if not the greatest English side of all time.

The 30-year-old would perhaps have gone down for many as the greatest English striker of all time had he joined Manchester City as well.

Playing under Pep Guardiola is a dream for most footballers as well and to have not been able to do so in his prime would likely bother Harry Kane down the line and understandably so.

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