Manchester United are plotting a sensational £90million swoop for Harry Kane, with the Tottenham Hotspur star rumoured to be interested in a move to Old Trafford.
Harry Kane, 27, is one of the most prolific goalscorers in the Premier League and around Europe and is an invaluable asset to Tottenham Hotspur. He’s enjoyed another excellent season with the Lilywhites, registering 31 goals and 16 assists in 45 appearances across all competitions.
However, Tottenham losing in the Carabao Cup final to Manchester City last month means the club’s 13-year trophy drought is set to extend at least for another campaign, leaving Kane without a trophy in his career so far. Missing out on top four, which looks likely, will be another big blow for the Spurs in keeping their ace striker happy.
Spurs chairman is reluctant to sell Kane this summer, but if he’s forced to sell, it will not be to a Premier League rival. The England international, who has a contract at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium until 2024, has made many pointed comments about wanting to win silverware in his career.
Having said that, here are three reasons why Kane should leave Spurs for Manchester United, should the Red Devils come calling for his signature this summer.
1.Harry Kane would be the ideal no.9 for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side
Manchester United are the second-highest goalscorers in the Premier League with 64, just seven short of table-toppers Manchester City, who have played a game more. That basically tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have not faced problems scoring goals, unlike last season where they managed only 66 in 38 games.
Edinson Cavani has made a huge difference at the club and could extend his stay at Old Trafford for another year. However, Cavani is 34 and edging towards the end of his career. With Anthony Martial enduring a poor campaign and Mason Greenwood so young, the Red Devils need a clinical striker who can guarantee a 30-goal campaign.
That makes Harry Kane the perfect fit at United. Approaching his prime years at 27, Kane is one of the world’s best strikers and has every chance of going past Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney respectively, as he aims to become the leading goalscorer in the Premier League and England’s history.
A proven goalscorer, leader and a top personality, Kane could be that missing piece in Solskjaer-managed side’s jigsaw that leads the Red Devils to the Premier League next term.
2.Kane’s potential combination with Rashford, Fernandes and Pogba sounds tantalising
The prospect of Kane lining up with the likes of Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba at United already looks mouthwatering.
Kane and Rashford are England teammates and have combined so well on many occasions. While on international duty, Kane and Rashford have linked up for five goals in 25 appearances together for the Three Lions to date.
In Fernandes, United have one of the best creative players in the division. Fernandes’ goal contributions since arriving at the club speak volumes, and Kane could benefit a lot by having the Portuguese international in the no.10 role. And then there’s Pogba, who is playing some of the best football of his career at this point in time and he’s one of the main reasons behind United’s successful campaign.
With the talented players Solskjaer has at his disposal, Kane certainly has every right to be tempted to seal a move away to United.
3. Spurs have regressed, United have improved in the last couple of years
Ever since Kane signed a new deal at Spurs until 2024, Spurs have regressed. The north London side are unlikely to play in the Champions League for the second season running, with former manager Jose Mourinho losing his job just before the Carabao Cup final loss to Manchester City.
As for United, they have steadily improved under Solskjaer in the last couple of years. The Norwegian tactician has a chance of winning his first trophy at Old Trafford after his side qualified for the Europa League final on Thursday.
Kane, who will be 28 by the time the 2021/22 campaign commences, is yet to win a trophy in his career and while he would love to do that with his boyhood club, it appears as if United have a better chance of winning trophies under Solskjaer than Spurs.
Considering the progress United have made in recent times, with Solskjaer’s army set to finish above Spurs for the second successive season, Kane can clearly see the benefits of leaving his boyhood club for the Mancunian giants. Thus, a move to United looks absolutely tailor-made for the English marksman.
I am Rohan Sengupta from one of the busiest cities in India, Mumbai. A Journalism graduate with a keen interest in sports, football is something I simply cannot live without and writing, discussing and analyzing the game is what I do 24*7.