Man United cannot waste their time chasing Harry Kane this summer

by Sam Peoples

Jose Mourinho has always been a keen admirer of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane according to The Independent and reports this weekend linked us with a £100m move for the 23-year-old striker.

Given that we’ve been linked with every striker under the sun, Kane’s name cropping up was considered an inevitability. After all, his goalscoring exploits in the Premier League are phenomenal – especially when you consider he is only 23. Kane has scored more than 20 Premier League goals in three consecutive campaigns, 29 in 2016/17 and he missed nearly a third of the season through injury. He’s a goal machine and United need a new one.

But we’ve got to make sure we waste absolutely no time even contemplating a move for Kane because there is zero chance he is leaving Spurs. Never have Spurs been in such a good position to move forward; they’ve been gradually getting better as a club, they’ve got an exciting young set of players, an excellent manager and are building a brand new 60,000 seater stadium. Selling their best player would go against all the ambition they have shown to get where they are now.

When David Moyes chased Cesc Fabregas and Gareth Bale all summer, United were left with a trolley dash on transfer deadline day and an overpriced Marouane Fellaini was the only thing left on the shelf. We simply can’t afford to make that mistake again.

United might have the money, prestige, wages and excitement to draw the world’s best players to Old Trafford next season but we’ll be better off pissing in the wind than trying to get Daniel Levy to sell us Spurs’ best player. Maybe the Kane stories are just some paper guff but regardless, I just wanted to make it clear how much of a mistake I think it would be for United – or any Premier League rival – to try and sign Kane this summer.

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