Both Manchester Clubs Should Make England Star Top Transfer Priority

Sky Sports have been reporting that England captain Harry Kane is set to ask to leave Tottenham Hotspur in the summer, that’s if the North London club fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

The striker might feel that it could be the right time to leave The Lilywhites. He’ll turn twenty-eight in July and will be in search of silverware while he’s playing at his peak.

Both Manchester clubs will probably be after a new hitman during the off-season.

Manchester City are losing striking legend Sergio Aguero in the summer and will be desperate to replace the Argentine’s goals.

Manchester United could also be set to lose a South American goalscorer with Edinson Cavani being heavily linked with a move to Boca Juniors this summer (Source – ESPN).

So, it looks likely that both City and United will be wanting a guaranteed marksman.

The Premier League giants will no doubt be interested in Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland. I’d guess that both Real Madrid and Barcelona will also be earmarking the Norwegian as a possible target. United might feel that Haaland is a non-starter given his agent is Mino Raiola and they have a frosty relationship with the Italian (Via Football365).

Kane has been prolific for a number of years in England’s top flight, scoring 162 goals in 238 Premier League appearances.

He’s a scorer of a wide variety of goals. Kane can be a poacher, he’s very competent in the air and can score from distance too. The England hitman has been the closest thing to Alan Shearer the league has seen since his retirement in 2006.

Harry isn’t just a natural goalscorer though. As well as leading the scoring charts with his nineteen strikes this season, the Spurs man has also contributed with thirteen assists (he leads in that stat too).

He can be a focal point and stay up-top but he can also drop deep and receive the ball in those positions too. That in turn provides space for others to run into – Gareth Bale and Son Heung-min a particular benefactors in Kane’s unselfish play. The forward is also very capable in finding space and playing very cute through balls.

South Korean internationalist Heung-min recently explained how his relationship with Kane works:

“We have a lot of conversations. Harry knows what I’m going to do if he drops deep. And then I always know what he’s going to do – I try to find him too because he can create a lot of problems for defenders,”

Via Football.London

Both Man City and Man Utd have players within their ranks who would relish playing alongside Harry Kane on a regular basis. For example; City’s Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez would no doubt love getting used to Kane’s link-up play. The same could be said of Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes at Old Trafford.

Harry Kane is probably the best all-round striker in England at the moment. If he were to hand in a transfer request it would only make sense that both Manchester City and United would be desperate to get their hands on him.

He’s clearly ambitious as are they.

City want to create a trophy laden era with Pep Guardiola in charge. They will need to replace Aguero’s goals and Kane is well proven in that field.

United and their boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will want to return The Red Devils to their glory days. They’ll feel that an attacker of Harry’s qualities can help speed that process up.

The biggest stumbling block will be convincing Tottenham to sell. Spurs supremo Daniel Levy is a tough negotiator and he too wants to win trophies. Kane’s contract expires in 2024, so even if a club or the striker can convince Levy to sell, it will only be done at a premium price.

That shouldn’t put the two Manchester sides off though, as a deal (even if extremely expensive) could be a difference maker when it comes to securing major titles in the future!

One Response to “Both Manchester Clubs Should Make England Star Top Transfer Priority”

  1. Another piece of total conjecture
    about Harry Kane.

    For pity’s sake change the record.
    As a lifelong Spurs supporter I am sick to the back teeth of this endless and pointless speculation.

    Get a life all you talking heads and ex (often Spurs) players who are all too ready to pocket the cash for turning out such tripe.


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