Manchester United are in search of a striker after selling Romelu Lukaku last summer without replacing him and also missing out on Erling Haaland to Dortmund during the January winter transfer. Although Man United have signed Odion Ighalo on loan, there are no guarantees he will remain there beyond the summer. Harry Kane will probably be the dream summer signing for Ole Solskjaer if he is available. According to reports from the British media, Harry Kane may consider his future at Tottenham this summer, and that will be good news for Ole Solskjaer and Man United. Somewhere in October last year, Solskjaer was quizzed in a press conference about the possibility of signing of Harry Kane. He revealed that he likes strikers who can finish half a chance, and Harry Kane does that. His revelation clearly shows there is an admiration there, and the Man United boss would be in favor of a possible move.
Why Harry Kane and Man United would be a perfect fit
Although recent highly-rated players who come to Old Trafford with some form of expectancy flatter to deceive when they arrive, Harry Kane would not be under the amount of stress other strikers like Radamel Falcao and Alexis Sanchez have experienced coming into the club in the past. The Spurs frontman has often carried his team, and if placed in a side containing the midfield talent available at Man United, he will surely thrive even more. A midfield trio of Scott Mc Tominay doing the dirty works, Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes providing further passing ability with Harry Kane partnering Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial will be fireworks. If Harry Kane is to depart Tottenham, the best club for him in England will be Man United, the team with the backbone of British players.
The crop of past English players in the team has been the key to the club’s success for many years. Kane would cost a lot of money, and Tottenham and Jose Mourinho wouldn’t want to lose him. Losing Lukaku last summer to Inter Millan with Man United left a massive void in the striking department of the team.
With the team lacking a clinical striker, they probably do need one in the summer, and Kane fits that bill. Bringing Kane to Old Trafford would represent a fantastic piece of transfer business. He is an established striker in league with a great attitude, right work mentality, and nothing seems to faze him. He has answered every question that has been thrown to his way.
Is Kane Overrated?
This opinion of Harry Kane being a one-dimensional striker became popular, especially after the 2018 world cup, as Kane scored three goals out of six from the penalty spot. However, these opinions can sometimes be inaccurate. Kane has always shown consistency in front of goal and has scored 125 goals from 181 games in the Premier League. His goals stats is impressive, looking at the stature of his club.
His goals per game ratio also make him one of the deadliest strikers in World football. He has the second-best goal per game ratio from all the players with more than 100 goals in the league’s history, with Sergio Aguero being the only player ahead of him. Kane has scored just 18 penalty goals in his Premier League career. Taking away those numbers from his total tally gives him 107 Premier league goals from open play, which is fantastic. Strikers at Kane’s level are tightly marked by at least two defenders when they get into the penalty box. The assertion by a section of fans across the world that Kane is a one-dimensional striker or an overrated striker is ridiculous.
Would Kane be a risk?
Harry Kane’s injury record will make him a gamble signing despite his talent. He is currently out with a long term injury. If Kane does not play again this season, which seems likely, he will have played just 48 of the last possible 76 premier league fixtures.
Kane has suffered four separate spells out due to ankle injuries in the past two seasons, and his injury issues appear to be getting worse and not better. His injury problems have caused his performance to dip at times and would be a significant concern if Man United wants to sign him in the summer.