Jamie O’Hara has suggested on talkSPORT that he would like to see someone like Aston Villa win the Premier League title amid questions of whether Harry Kane will leave Tottenham for Manchester City.
Both Villa and Spurs have seen their star players – Jack Grealish and Kane – been touted for moves to the Etihad this summer.
And given that Man City are already Premier League champions, it just raises the debate as to whether they are trying to buy their way into more success.
After questions over whether Kane would leave for £160 million, O’Hara thinks it’s all getting ‘boring’ in regards to teams potentially buying their way to the top and staying there.
“Don’t you think it becomes a little bit boring,” said O’Hara. “It’s going to be very difficult for that to happen again (a Leicester or Blackburn winning the PL).
“Don’t you want to see a Leicester or an Aston Villa (win the Premier League)?” Why? (after O’Hara was told no). I feel like the Premier League is becoming like Formula One.
“There’s only going to be two fast cars or three if you are lucky.”
Well, when Blackburn won the PL title in 1995 under the stewardship of Kenny Dalglish, they did it by spending the money.
Added success or domination, like Man City have produced, didn’t follow, but it was the money that largely helped them to the top.
But whilst Pep Guardiola is fully aware that he can win the Premier League title without Kane, it’s the Champions League that they crave the most.
And that’s where the desperation might come into it and result in the Oil-rich club potentially putting a record-bid on the table for Kane’s talents.