Target Harry Kane Could Be Right Signing At Wrong Time For Man United

Two years ago. maybe even last summer, and Harry Kane would have been a perfect signing for Manchester United.

A prolific marksman that has proven himself at Tottenham Hotspur. He has banged in Premier League goals, he’s grabbed strikes in the Champions League and he’s on his way to becoming England’s all-time leading goalscorer.

As the Coronavirus takes hold of the world, football has realised it’s no different and the pandemic is starting to hit football clubs.

According to reports in The Daily Mail, Spurs supremo Daniel Levy is ready to sanction Kane’s sale if Man United pay a world record £200m fee for the hitman’s services.

Unfortunately I just think Harry Kane is no longer what United need and it might be better that they look elsewhere.

First off, like everyone else, Man Utd will probably need to rethink their transfer budget (once football comes out of the current lockdown).

Had current Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho still been in charge at Old Trafford it would have made a lot more sense.

Jose always likes consistency when it comes to a reliable scoring striker, almost target-man like, leading the line for his team. Remember he had the likes of Didier Drogba, Gabriel Milito, Diego Costa, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku to call upon during his managerial career.

Yet under current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Red Devils have been more inclined with a fluid frontline. That has seen Lukaku depart for Inter Milan while Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Daniel James and Mason Greenwood have started to flourish with more game time and attacking responsibility.

I’d argue that bringing in Kane would unsettle and stunt the growth of the current crop at Old Trafford. Harry needs to play every week and he needs to be the focal point to a team. Basically you probably need to build your team around him and his strengths.

That will see Martial and Rashford pushed to the wings or onto the bench. We know that these two lose interest if they believe that they have no chance to play through the middle. Greenwood has looked great when he has come on this term and bringing in Kane would just limit Mason’s chances.

During this term Martial has managed to equal his best Premier League scoring tally while Rashford has already bettered his.

Ole has already stated he wants to see Anthony and Marcus build a prosperous relationship at United and for years to come:

“They’ll play many, many years together, hopefully, so if they get an understanding of each other, because both are very good at coming in off the left. Then the relationship of, if one of them plays centrally, then the other one has to have opposite movements, because they go out-to-in sometimes. When they play central, they go in-to-out on those runs, so I think, in the coming years, we’ll see loads of combinations between those two.”

Via ManUtd,com

Surely Man United would be better served by going after another forward that can play anywhere in the final third and not just as a number nine.

Then there’s Harry Kane’s persistent injury record. The striker always seems to pick up an injury, usually an ankle knock, and at vital times during a season too.

Can you really risk spending a world record fee on a player that seems to pick up injuries at the worst possible times?

Can I see Harry Kane in a Manchester United shirt?

Yes, just not this one.

I think he was the perfect signing but not now. United need to back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and back his plan for Man United. I just don’t see that plan being centred around Harry Kane!

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