Finance expert tells Man City can buy both Kane and Grealish this summer

Man City can buy Harry Kane and Jack Grealish while complying with financial fair play rules.

Finance guru Kieran Maguire believes Man City can sign the two England stars and will comply with the FFP rules.

Aston Villa has set a price of £100m for their club captain Jack Grealish and the Cityzens are lining up a medical for the Aston Villa captain.

On the other hand, Harry Kane slapped a £160m price tag for the England captain who is also pushing a move to the Etihad this summer.

“It is a staggering amount of money,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“I think there would have to be movement in both directions. The way that FFP works is that it’s based on a profit model.

“If they signed both of them, they’d both go on a five or six-year deal. So it’s the amortisation cost you’ve got to look at.

“If you’ve got £260m spread over six years, that comes down to about £45m-a-year.

“But when you sell a player on the other hand, all of the profit is immediately taken to the profit and loss account.

“So if they sell, for the sake of example, Raheem Sterling for £80m, he has been there six years now so his value in the books will be something like £5-10m.

“The difference between his book value, which is cost minus amortisation, and the sale price, all of that is taken to your proft and loss account immediately.

“City are now selling lots of players we’ve barely heard of in that £8-20m bracket.

“So If you sell two or three of them then it’s not impossible to bring in both Grealish and Kane and be within the rules.“


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