With the January transfer window soon to be prised upon once again, the ability to buy and sell players will be afforded to clubs across Europe and with the biggest and best always looking to add a new face or two, such additions could be the difference between success and failure.
While it is precisely the former that Manchester City have been familiar with in the past decade or so and with the Etihad outfit being one of the dominant forces within the Premier League, they are not used to playing second fiddle.
A role that they are playing at the time of writing and with Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea ruling the roost thus far, questions have been asked regarding City’s attacking personnel and whether they are too lightweight up front.
Something that they looked to address during pre-season, as they intensified their bid to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham and although they were foiled once, there is a possibility that they will try their luck again in the New Year.
Of course, when it comes to negotiating with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, you need more than luck and with his ability to squeeze every pound out of a transfer deal, trying to do business with the 59-year-old is almost impossible.
Almost impossible but not quite and with Kane only scoring one Premier League goal this season in his first 11 appearances, there are obvious signs that he is struggling for form and if those struggles continue, his transfer fee will only depreciate.
Which means although there is never really a good time to sell an asset such as Kane, it is a topic that may need to be approached in the next few weeks and if his personal goal drought continues across December, then it may be time to cash in.
Therefore, Pep Guardiola will be keeping an eye on how the England international performs in the run up until Christmas and if the man in question fails to find the net for Spurs, then that will only play into the hands of any potential suitors.
Or should that be a potential suitor? Because there is a feeling that if one club were to acquire the services of a player who recently scored seven international goals in two matches, it is to be last season’s Premier League winners.
A look at the current odds for this season’s edition of the Premier League, currently has City as second favourites and if they are to retain English football’s most coveted prize, they may need to add to their attacking ranks.
If they manage to land a high-profile striker such as Harry Kane, then they will surely be tipped for outright league victory and information of this kind, will no doubt be discussed across many online service play forums.
Because if Tottenham’s scoring ace subsequently switches colours, he will provide an extra impetus to last season’s Champions League finalists and although his ability to find the net may have diminished as of late, a change is just as good as a rest.
Because some will argue that one of Tottenham’s greatest ever players, has now outgrown his current environment and with last summer creating something of a drawn-out transfer saga and one where the player did not get his way, perhaps too many bridges have been burned in the process.
Bridges that can be repaired if goals are subsequently scored and with football fans being known for having rather short memories, a wantaway forward can easily get himself back in the good books of supporters.
That is, as long as they help score the goals that win the matches and with Tottenham having a floundering start to this season, the former Norwich and Leicester loanee has been guilty of not holding up his end of the bargain.
While it is a bargain that City will look to land in January or at least in relative terms and if they can land the 27-year-old for a fee of £100m, it can only be considered as incredibly good transfer business.
Then again, if the price cannot get down to just above double figures, it may also make sense to wait a few more months and hold out for the signing of Norwegian forward Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.
With a release clause of just 75m Euro and perhaps a higher ceiling in terms of his career, there is arguably more of an upside when it comes to signing the son of former City midfielder Alf-Inge Haaland.
Which means Pep Guardiola has a decision on his hands. He can either go for broke in just a few weeks and attempt to capture Tottenham’s goal ace or he can wait to try and land one of Europe’s hottest striking talents. What will be the outcome? For that you will have to wait until 2022.