Manchester United are preparing to revive their interest in Tottenham striker Harry Kane after the Red Devils look set to miss out on Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland.
One of the world’s most sought-after young talents, Erling Haaland, 21, could end his stay with Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season. The Norwegian international’s desire to leave Signal Iduna Park has been hastened after Dortmund failed to make it to the last 16 of the Champions League this season.
As per recent reports, Manchester City lead the race to sign Haaland in the summer, with executives having opened talks with the player’s representatives. This should come as a big blow for Manchester United, but they are instead planning to make a fresh summer move for Harry Kane, who was heavily linked with a move to Man City last summer.
Kane, 28, wanted to leave Tottenham last summer due to his desire to compete and win trophies. However, his move to Man City was blocked by club chairman Daniel Levy, and he will now hope the presence of manager Antonio Conte could help Spurs get Champions League football next season and persuade Kane to stay at least for another season.
Man United could hire Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager
Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino is widely expected to leave at the end of the season after his team bowed out of the Champions League last week. The Les Parisians were eliminated in the last-16 of the Champions League following a 3-2 defeat on aggregate to Real Madrid.
Manchester United have long been admirers of Pochettino and could make a move for him to become their next permanent manager. The Argentinean tactician, 50, has been heavily linked with the Old Trafford job since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked earlier in the season, and should he be sacked by PSG, the Red Devils could pounce on him.
Mauricio Pochettino could play a key role in getting Harry Kane
Mauricio Pochettino would be such an interesting appointment for Man United, purely because he has solid Premier League experience managing teams like Southampton and Tottenham. During his five-year stay at the White Hart Lane, he made Tottenham an exciting team to watch and helped them perennially qualify for the Champions League.
Not to forget, the Argentinean’s appointment could play a big role in luring Harry Kane away from Spurs to Old Trafford. Pochettino and Kane enjoyed a great working relationship together at Spurs, with the latter becoming one of the best strikers under the 50-year-old tactician’s tutelage.
Despite boasting a forward line of Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani, Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Elanga, Man United haven’t scored goals consistently this season. And with Cavani set to depart at the end of the season, Rashford contemplating his future following lack of regular first-team opportunities and Ronaldo turning 37, the Reds are eyeing a new striker in the summer.
Kane would be a fantastic addition to Man United, given the 20-time league champions’ desire to bring in a prolific goalscorer. The England international is closing in on the 250-goal mark with Spurs, so that level of consistency will provide the Red Devils with a cutting edge, something they’ve lacked at times this season.
And if Pochettino eventually becomes the next Man United manager, spending a fortune on Kane would be a no-brainer.
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.