Noel Whelan has urged Manchester United to pounce for Harry Kane this summer if the striker is available for a fee of around £100m.
Kane has been on a fantastic run of form over the last few months and despite the striker admitting he is enjoying working with Antonio Conte (Football Italia), his future remains uncertain.
The 28-year-old will have just two years left on his contract with Spurs this summer (Transfermarkt) and he continues to be linked with a move away from his boyhood club.
The Athletic reported this week that Manchester United want to snap up Kane this summer irrespective of who replaces Ralf Rangnick as their next manager.
The report added that the striker is keen to get back into the Champions League and he is expected to cost over £100m this summer.
Whelan believes that would be money well spent for United, insisting that they need a world-class number nine like the Tottenham man.
When asked if a move for Kane would be a no-brainer for the Red Devils, the pundit told Football Insider: “I think so. They’re really in need of an out-and-out number nine.
“Every one of their successful sides has had one – going all the way back to the likes of Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke.
“They’ve tried to copy Man City at times, playing with three wingers up there in an attempt to get that interchange flowing – but it’s not really worked.
“Look, if Harry Kane is available for £100m they’ve got to pounce – he’s one of the best strikers in the world. I think that’s what they deserve and what they’ve always had.
“If they’re to bring the life back to his side then Kane would be a brilliant addition – just look at how he’s playing right now.”
Spurs Web Opinion
I do not see Kane being tempted to join Manchester United if they finish below us in the table this season. I still think Man City are the biggest threat to Tottenham’s hopes of hanging on to the striker for another season and I would not be surprised if Guardiola’s men reignite their interest in the 28-year-old this summer.
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