Harry Kane is the England national team captain and one of the finest strikers in the world at the moment. The 29-year-old made his professional debut for English Premier League’s North London side Tottenham Hotspur back in 2010 and had since became the third ever person to have scored more 200 goals in the Premier League. In terms of international level, Kane made his first senior appearance for England in 2015, and accumulated 80 caps for his country over the span of eight years. The prolific striker scored 53 goals during the period, matching Wayne Rooney’s all-time goal scoring record for England, with 40 less games played.
Clearly we all know how deadly Kane is as a centre-forward, and how likely he will be earning a silverware with England with the young Three Lions roaring in major competitions. But considering that the England international is turning 30 this July and yet to win any team honours in his professional career, many past players and pundits had urged him to join a better club to hunt for titles.
United Legends Told Kane to Consider About the Red Devils
One club that had been associating with Harry Kane’s name is none other than 20-time Premier League champion Manchester United. The side is eagerly reviving its past glory days under new manager Erik ten Hag, with the Dutch coach already led the team to its first silverware in more than five years of long wait, after they beat Newcastle United to win the Carabao Cup. Adding a forward like Harry Kane to the line-up would certainly boost the Red Devils’ chances of winning top-tier titles such as the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League, since the team from the Red Half of Manchester could use a goal-hunting striker like Kane.
In the past two transfer windows, Manchester United was not able to land any star centre-forwards like many thought and could only count on injury-prone Antony Martial or Dutch loanee Wout Weghorst to do the job. This reasonably prompts everyone to think that United’s focus in the next transfer window would be getting a forward who knows the Premier League well and is suitable to play the Erik ten Hag way in Manchester United.
Harry Kane to United also brings several advantages to both parties as the Red Devils already had few England teammates of Kane’s, such as Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Harry Maguire, which means he will find no problems fitting into the United dressing room. A deadly English trio up-front would also provide better chemistry should the head coach of the Three Lions, Gareth Southgate opt for such a strike force in international games as well.
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Neville: “United or City, I Think He Would Take That Opportunity.”
Former Manchester United player and captain Gary Neville believed that both Manchester clubs, and not London ones, have the highest chance of getting Kane’s signature. The former right-back stated that it would be impossible for a loyal player like Harry Kane to join Spurs’ London rivals, be it Chelsea or even Arsenal. Hence, the right option for Kane, if he were to remain in the English club football industry, is to head to other strong teams like City or United. Nonetheless, given the impact Erling Haaland had in the sky blue jerseys, it would be no-brainer to think which is a better choice for Kane if he has to leave Spurs and join a club in Manchester.
Neville’s statement went “He is a wonderful player, he’s a great professional, and I think if Harry Kane could leave now, and you could get him an exit out of there to a club in Manchester probably, United or City, I think he would take that opportunity. It’s more than likely not going to be City because of their [Erling] Haaland expenditure and what they’ve done with him, but Manchester United are desperate for a centre-forward”.
Furthermore, Neville gave his opinion whether Kane should be going abroad, which is an unlikely case for an England player in the history of football. It is indeed possible for this scenario to happen, as clubs like German Bundesliga 1’s Bayern Munich is also in need of a veteran centre-forward and Neville believed that Spurs’ boss Daniel Levy would rather lose Kane to international clubs instead of domestic ones.