England captain Harry Kane is OPEN to a move to Old Trafford – with the ball now in Manchester United’s court as Tottenham hold out for £200m. Kane has been considering his long-term future for several months.
The England captain is yet to win a single piece of silverware with Tottenham, and the prospect of joining forces with Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood at Man Utd is appetising.
Newspapers reported this week that Kane will not shut the door on a potential world transfer record move to Manchester United at the end of the season.
The Tottenham talisman has been privately considering his long-term future for several months, primarily because he wants to be in the best position to challenge for trophies.
Indeed, Kane, who is yet to win a single piece of silverware at Spurs, threw more uncertainty over his future earlier this month, insisting he wouldn’t stay at Spurs for the ‘sake of it’.
He is open to the move
News of his receptivity towards a potential move to Old Trafford may serve to encourage Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to launch an audacious swoop for Kane.
Signing the England captain would certainly represent a statement of the club’s ambition, and the fact Kane would be interested leaves the path open for United.
Traditionally, United have a history of signing the continents leading talents and the England international is unquestionably one of the best central strikers in Europe.
Commercially, Kane’s capture would have potentially lucrative benefits for United given his position as England captain.
But it is on the pitch where he would be most valuable; the prospect of Kane working alongside fellow English strike talent Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood is particularly exciting.
Tottenham’s £200 million price
Tottenham’s £200 million price could well prove a major stumbling block, indeed there is confidence at the north London club that no club will get close to their valuation during what is likely to be a subdued transfer window due to the coronavirus crisis.
But United are one of just a handful of teams who could finance a swoop for Kane, if they have the appetite to do so.
Meanwhile, there is growing concern at Spurs that club record signing Tanguy Ndombele is plotting an escape route from Tottenham.
Reports in France from sources close to the midfielder have indicated Ndombele is considering his future at the club, news which isn’t being disregarded.
Ndombele and his manager Jose Mourinho were criticised this week for undertaking a public training session on Hadley Common which flouted social distancing guidelines.