With preparations for the coming 2023/24 Premier League campaign now under way at all domestic English clubs, it remains to be seen if Manchester United will reignite their long standing interest in Tottenham Hotspur and England striker Harry Kane.
United’s interest in the consistent goalscorer goes back to almost a decade ago following his breakthrough 2014/15 season where he left many people questioning if he was a one season wonder having found the back of the net 31 times. Back then, a deal obviously did not go through and despite the speculation that has followed him around in the years since, he went on to sign subsequent contract extensions at White Hart Lane.
With both us and Manchester City being heavily linked at this time last year, we are again being mentioned on the transfer rumour mill as having an interest in him and given Kane’s own actions last summer (returning late for pre-season training amongst speculation he was trying to force a move given his fresh contract did not include a release fee), there is good reason to believe that the 29 year old would still want a fresh challenge now.
The question is, of course, would Daniel Levy now be prepared to deal and cash in on a player, who for all intents and purposes, could simply be running his contract down now and quite clearly feeling that his own loyalty has now been betrayed.
Kane has achieved all he probably can at Spurs, England’s all time goalscorer with 58 strikes, Tottenham’s record goalscorer with 280 goals in 435 games and for a player of that calibre, his personal trophy cabinet is surprisingly empty.
The latest rumour doing the rounds is that German Bundesliga side, Bayern Munich, are preparing a fresh offer according to national newspaper Bild, as they report personal terms have already been agreed with the player – that seems a stretch with no deal agreed with the club.
But we all know it goes on.
From United’s perspective, it is all about the fee – would Spurs accept lower now to cash in, or are we prepared to push to secure a player who would make a significant difference to our forward line.
For Kane, he is only 48 goals off Alan Shearer’s all time Premier League top scorer record – does he value that (two season’s worth really at his rate) over a move abroad?
If United want to strike, now is the time.
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