In a recent instalment of The Overlap, Gary Neville suggested that Manchester United should sign Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane, but hinted that the player could cost £150 million.
Kane is currently enjoying yet another terrific individual season at Tottenham in front of goal. The 29-year-old scored against Chelsea last weekend to take his tally for the campaign to 20 goals, with 18 of those coming in the Premier League (Transfermarkt).
The talismanic striker also became the club’s all-time leading goalscorer recently, surpassing Jimmy Greaves’ long-standing record (GOAL). It’s safe to say Kane’s status as a Spurs legend is now firmly cemented.
However, with less than 18 months remaining on his current contract, there are murmurs that Kane’s time in North London may be numbered.
It was reported by the Telegraph last week that Kane is on Erik ten Hag’s shortlist for new attacking options at Manchester United in the summer.
Now, Neville has explained why Kane would be the perfect signing for the Red Devils.
He said: “I have worked with him. He is gold Harry Kane. He will score 30 goals. He will get 10-15 assists and that’s an absolute fact.
“He’s a professional, the dressing room will love him, he’ll fit in straightaway and he’s a guarantee for Manchester United.
“But if he’s going to cost £150 million, and he’s 30, then it’s short-lived. But Casemiro, we all said it, £60 million, which is £20 million a year for five years is a £170 million investment.
“That is a massive investment. It’s not a smart or shrewd signing when you look at it from a point of view, but the impact he is having in the short term and what Manchester United need now. He is devastating for them.”
On what Kane could bring to United, Neville posited: “Harry Kane is the type of player that could take you to the title. He will just connect the whole of the midfield. He’ll score goals.
“The fans will love him and the players will love him. I don’t see how you go wrong with him.”
“But, for the long term, it wouldn’t be something that would work. He has five years left in his career, so I don’t think there is a problem with that. It’s just he is in the latter part of his career.”
Spurs Web Opinion
If Kane is going anywhere in England, it will be Manchester United. He is exactly the kind of player they want and need and he would have a good chance of winning trophies there.
I just hope he is committed enough to Tottenham that he isn’t tempted to go elsewhere.
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