Harry Kane has a history of ankle injuries and when that is the case, it often results in a laxity in the ankle ligament caused by previous injuries.
Though he has never needed surgery due to an ankle injury, it’s possible the laxity means the chance of turning the ankle is increased. Ligaments prevent excess movement and if there is too much laxity from previous injuries you get too much movement.
You never know the extent of the damage until the injury is scanned. That is an MRI scan and they might X-ray as well. They tend to do weight-bearing X-rays too, making the player stand on the injured leg.
The Citizens are reportedly prepared to hand over both Sterling and Gabriel Jesus in a part-exchange deal for Kane to reduce the cost of the transfer.
Kane is believed to be valued at around £150m by Spurs, so using the two players is viewed as the best way to get an agreement between the two clubs.
However, while Jesus’s £90,000 a week wages won’t be an issue, Sterling’s £300,000 a week salary would break Tottenham’s current wage structure so the prospect of him agreeing personal terms with the Lilywhites is low.
If that proves to be the case then the Gunners could well have the best chance of snapping up Sterling instead. Manager Mikel Arteta is said to be keen on signing the 26-year-old, and, unlike Spurs, they should be able to meet the England international wage demands. Whether they can come up with the funds to finance the transfer is, though, another matter entirely.