Over the past week, reports linking Harry Kane with a move to Manchester United have been incessant. And there seems to be a fascination in the media, trying to talk up a move.
Two reports published yesterday highlighted this. The Mail produced an editorial declaring Manchester United ‘must act like a big club and make Harry Kane an offer he can’t refuse’.
For us, it’s a hard pass. Thanks, but no thanks. There are two key reasons for this.
First reason against: The money. The £200 million it would take United to acquire Kane, would simply be too expensive.
It would mean sacrificing other areas of the team which need strengthening. For this money, you could buy four or five top class players. A winger, defensive midfielder, and creative midfielder, are all needed in addition to a striker.
Second reason against: The injuries. For £200 million you would expect perfection. Harry Kane’s injuries mean this isn’t possible.
He has had four big ankle injuries in the past two seasons and played just 48 league fixtures in this time. His record of just 11 Premier League goals this season is an underwhelming return. Shouldn’t United be getting more for £200 million?
Very unlikely anyway
For these two reasons, we do not see Manchester United paying up the big money required Kane. We explored the striker’s situation in closer detail last month.
Tottenham’s supporters will not forgive their board for selling to a rival, and the tricky economic situation makes it very unlikely that United would make such an excessive transfer happen.
United don’t need Kane to act like a big club. We can do that by signing four top class players for the price of one this summer.
So why do the media keep pushing it? Well, United’s name sells, and the thought of England’s top striker being on the move is fascinating.
He does need a new challenge in his career, and it’s understandable why Kane would be keen, but this is not a deal we can see happening.
Social media reaction
Supporters on social media have been expressing similar sentiments on Kane, hoping for more realistic transfer talk…
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