According to Rob Dawson of ESPN (h/t Express), Harry Kane is still on the transfer radar of Manchester United despite the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus this summer. The Tottenham Hotspur striker was linked with a move to Manchester City in the most recent transfer window but has stayed at N17 after deadline day.
Dawson said, “A striker will be among the top targets next year and Kane remains on the list, even though they have brought Cristiano Ronaldo back.” Kane has been on Spurs’ book for the entirety of his senior football career. But is this the right time for United to sign the England international?
Manchester United could still sign Spurs star Harry Kane
The Red Devils have signed Ronaldo from the Old Lady this summer. While he may still be playing at a very high level, the 36-year-old is no spring chicken at his age. And that could be the reason why the Premier League side only offered the superstar a 2-year-long contract this summer. The situation elsewhere isn’t rosy either.
Edinson Cavani, at 34, is also nearing the twilight of his career. The Uruguayan striker is out of contract next summer and has already been linked with a move to Boca Juniors and Juventus. Given that both the clubs reside outside England, the former PSG and Napoli striker could entertain offers from his suitors as a free agent from January 2022.
Marcus Rashford has found a place for himself down the left flank. The England star, currently on the road to recovery from surgery, is a dependable option on the flank. Young striker Mason Greenwood is seen as a player that can make the number 9 spot his own in the coming years. But at 19, he is still young.
Kane is a potent goal-getter
And moreover, the teenager has also featured plenty of times on the right wing. Even if he does become United’s go-to man in the number 9 position in the future, he would still need someone to compete with. A club like Man United should ensure plenty of depth and attacking options in each position.
Anthony Martial has looked like a player that can’t be relied on for goals. Having scored just 4 times in the league last season, United even sanctioned a sale for him on deadline day this summer. The report by Mirror adds that his days at the club may now be numbered. In light of this, Kane would make for a superstar addition.
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Already the 7th-highest Premier League goal-scorer in history, Kane’s goal-scoring exploits aren’t a secret. The 28-year-old can provide a number of years of service to the club and can teach a thing or two to young strikers like Greenwood and Anthony Elanga in training, thus, easing them into the first-team fray without having too much pressure put on their young shoulders.