Manchester United have begun an audacious attempt to sign Tottenham Hotspur and England star Harry Kane, according to reports.
Kane, 23, has suffered from an aggravating ankle injury which saw Tottenham endure a winless run earlier this season, but his influence on the pitch is undoubted. His crucial penalty against bitter rivals Arsenal is just one piece of evidence of this.
As such, he has become a talisman for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, and an embodiment of the truly spectacular work-rate and style that the Argentinian has implemented into this Spurs outfit. Due to this, and other factors, Pochettino’s men ran Leicester close for the title during the 2015/16 season, and Kane played an instrumental role.
It is no surprise to see Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United linked with the international forward, then. After all, the Red Devils seem to enjoy taking players from the Lilywhites, with Michael Carrick and Dimitar Berbatov being two prominent names who have swapped White Hart Lane for Old Trafford in recent years
Squawka’s claim is that United are willing to offer £50 million for Kane, but his current club are not keen to lose one of their stars – naturally. However, talks over a contract extension have stalled, with his current deal expiring in 2020.
Ray Parlour believes Kane is definitely being considered by Mourinho, as reported by Sky Sports, claiming that the Englishman would be perfect for his potential new club.
“I’m sure Manchester United will be looking at him [Kane],” Parlour said.
“They will be thinking ‘OK, Ibrahimovic is here at the moment but he’s getting on a bit – we might need a new striker soon’.
“He [Kane] could be perfect for Manchester United.”
The Express have also backed the story, saying that Kane would receive a new weekly wage of £150,000 alongside team-mates such as Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
This story could well be a runner.
Callum Connolly, Pundit Arena.