Are PSG reigniting their pursuit of Harry Kane? That could very well be the case, with a glaring need for a new striker in a depleted offensive line for the club from the French capital.
Whether the final signing is Victor Osimhen, Randal Kolo Muani, or Harry Kane doesn't matter. What matters is signing a goal-banger. Turns out a long-forgotten name, that of Kane, is making headlines while linked to PSG all over again.
Last season, Paris Saint-Germain faced a notable gap in their squad—a lack of a seasoned number 9. While Hugo Ekitike (who joined from Reims on loan with a must-buy clause attached to him and already executed by PSG) is promising at just 20 years old, he is definitely not a Ligue 1, let alone Champions League-caliber player at this point.
To address this huge hole in the lineup, PSG have set their sights on recruiting a quality striker through the summer transfer window, with Osimhen, Kolo Muani, and now also Kane identified as the main targets and preferred options by upcoming manager Luis Enrique.
Football insider Matteo Moretto reported on Sunday, June 18, that PSG are "still exploring the possibility of signing Harry Kane," irrespective of the new coach's identity.
PSG will inevitably need to pay more than €100m to land a proper striker
Securing a top-class striker is of paramount importance to the Parisian club in this transfer window. While Osimhen is highly regarded by PSG's management, his price tag is significant and could pose a big challenge. The same can be said for Kolo Muani, who is also being pursued by Bayern Munich.
Napoli is reportedly demanding no less than €150m for the Nigeria international, while Eintracht Frankfurt is looking to recoup at least €100m for the former Nantes player.
As the transfer window unfolds, PSG's interest in Harry Kane appears to have been reignited, although it's far from a truly realistic transfer if the club is not willing to spend a huge sum in the ballpark of the feeds asked for Osimhen/Kolo Muani.
The pursuit of a top striker should keep going and there is still time to evaluate different options on both talent and price, but PSG shouldn't delay their decision too much if they don't want to miss out on signing their preferred target on their way to boosting an offensive line lacking goal-scoring punch.