While football as we know it has come to a sharp standstill, will Manchester United take advantage of the situation to incorporate Kane into their front line?
Harry Kane has found himself the subject of much transfer speculation over recent months. Now, with the 26 year-old star striker fast approaching his prime years, a move from his languishing Tottenham looks increasingly likely.
The England captain will be looking to add some silverware to a trophy cabinet entirely restricted to individual achievements and, bolstered by recent comments during a Q & A session on his Instagram page, rumours of a proposed move are gathering further momentum.
Harry Kane on remaining at #thfc: "I love Spurs, I'll always love Spurs, but I've always said, if I don't feel we're going in the right direction then I'm not someone who will just stay for the sake of it. I'm an ambitious player, I want to become one of the top, top players." pic.twitter.com/B5mFfPKd3J
— Daily Hotspur (@Daily_Hotspur) March 29, 2020
Spurs’ European final defeat to Liverpool last year combined with a far from stellar league campaign this season, have seemingly fueled the ambitions of the Premier League marksman to seek pastures anew.
His most reported destination: Manchester United.
BREAKING: Manchester United have officially opened talks with Tottenham regarding Harry Kane. Spurs want Mason Greenwood to be included as part of the deal. 🔜 pic.twitter.com/w0IOdIppzA
— 360Sources (@360Sources) May 1, 2020
However, while the curtailed EPL season has provided sides with additional time to reflect and ponder the potential of new recruits, mass cancellations and suspensions across world football have seen a crash of the inflated transfer market.
With lesser values attributed to top footballing talents, sides like United are reportedly seeking to benefit from the lull. However, a money-minded side such as Spurs might be less willing to allow for the discounted departure of their top asset.
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Kane’s scoring feats speak for themselves, with the forward recording 150 goals in just 217 league appearances; helping himself to two Premier League golden boots along the way.
Meanwhile, goal-scoring has been an aspect of United’s game sorely lacking during the majority of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tenure as head coach. Despite talents including winger Anthony Martial, target man Odeon Ighalo and Kane’s England teammate, Marcus Rashford, the Red Devils lack an elite striker who could elevate them to the past hieghts still expected by their fans.
A match made in heaven on paper, Kane’s proposed move to United may fall victim to one of circumstance or expense. Though, just maybe, these two pitfalls might work in tandem to instead reduce the star’s fee.