Kane’s path to United Could be a Perfect Fit

Is Harry Kane really thinking of leaving Tottenham? – The Athletic
Harry Kane’s Spurs were beaten 3-1 by Leeds on Saturday afternoon

As the final whistle blew on Tottenhams 3-1 defeat to Leeds, the inevitable whispers of Harry Kane’s departure began to surface. Out fought, out thought and comprehensively beaten, their talisman looked dejected. Kane’s patience with this group of players has dissapated.

Jose Mourinho was sacked with no immediate plan and Ryan Mason has since looked massively out of his depth. Manchester United have a strong interest and if 90 million is the fee a move looks ever more likely.

Pochettino’s Nearly Men

In recent years Spurs have been the great nearly men of English football. Throughout the Pochettino era they struggled to break in to the upper echelon of big clubs. A famous run to the Champions League final was the highlight but the final itself was a drab affair.

Rising to the occasion has often been weakness for this set of players and the recent league cup final defeat was no different. Harry Kane has been the outstanding world class player for Tottenham throughout this time but even he has not been able to stop the rot.

Kane’s Evolution

Harry Kane hasn’t always been earmarked for greatness. Some pretty unremarkable loan spells at Norwich, Millwall, Leyton Orient and Leicester preceeded his breakthrough. He has now yielded 219 goals in 333 games for Spurs in all competitions and 164 in the premier league.

At the age of 27 he has a very real chance of breaking the all time premier league record of 260 goals. Even with all that in his mind though, he is missing the trophies to cement his legacy. Maybe the greatest comparison can be drawn with the man he would overtake in the scoring charts.

Alan Shearer was the ultimate talisman for Newcastle United, becoming their record goalscorer. However with just one premier league winners medal to his name, which came at Blackburn. He is not lourded as he should be. The same could happen to Kane if he stays the distance at Spurs.

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The inevitable comparisons with Shearer carry weight more that ever before

It has been reported over the weekend that Kane is now ready to leave. Manchester United can offer the kind of salvation he seeks. Although not the superpower they once were there are signs of a revival underway. Bruno Fernandes has been the outstanding player of the last year, Scoring 27 goals and registering 9 assists this season alone.

United do not have the out and out Centre Forward that can push them back into title contention. Edinson Cavan in has been a great addition at times this season but at the age of 34 is not a long term fix. Kane’s arrival and United’s ambitions could be the perfect marriage.

Spurs need to refresh

Harry Kane leaving may also be of benefit to Spurs. After the failed Mourinho experiment it looks like Spurs need to rebuild. Big Money from a Kane transfer would suit the way Daniel Levy like to work. Dipping into the clubs coffers is not in the Spurs DNA these days, so Levy would like to recoup before spending.

The Poch era is still yet to be banished from the halls of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. So despite Kanes legendary status at the club, letting him leave may be a necessary evil.

The Ultimate aim for Kane now has to be trophies. He is arguably the greatest striker of his generation but without trophies he will not be considered a true great of the game. Manchester United looks like a natural fit and a behemoth of a club where he can realise his ambitions.

It may be now or never especially given his workload at Spurs and the regularity of ankle problems in recent seasons. The possibility of Kane lining up alongside Fernandes, Pogba and Rashford would have United fans salivating. A return to the top of English Football would surely not be too far away.

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