Man Utd “circling” to seal deal for £200k-p/w “machine”, he’d make Rashford unplayable

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With recent rumours indicating that Manchester United may still be in the hunt for the Englishman’s signing, it appears that the protracted saga involving Harry Kane has taken yet another turn.

What has changed since Kane joined Tottenham?

In the pursuit of the 29-year-old, the Red Devils are still in the background, according to journalist Samuel Luckhurst, with Tottenham Hotspur reportedly willing to sell the talented shooter this summer rather than let him leave for nothing the next season.

The well-known insider revealed on Twitter that Daniel Levy had been given an ultimatum by Spurs owner Joe Lewis to either sell Harry Kane or sign him to a long-term contract, which was improbable. United is making a move in the unlikely event that Spurs are suddenly open to transfer him to a Premier League team.

The England captain is still Erik ten Hag’s “ideal striker target,” according to Luckhurst’s article for the Manchester Evening News, even though United have recently looked to Rasmus Hojlund of Atalanta as a substitute due to Spurs chairman Daniel Levy’s apparent “reluctance to sell” to another Premier League club, a situation the former Ajax manager may be hoping will change.

The article also mentions that Kane, who had a value of more than £100 million earlier in the transfer window, is reportedly requesting a salary of over £30 million annually, guaranteeing it would be a massive financial transaction for the Old Trafford team.

Must Man United acquire Kane?

It’s safe to argue that Kane would be the ideal choice for Ten Hag and company, notwithstanding any financial issues that might arise given that United has already spent over £100 million on Mason Mount and Andre Onana.

Even the most famous players don’t always enjoy success at the Theatre of Dreams; Alexis Sanchez and Angel Di Maria are prime examples of this; however, Kane’s demonstrated Premier League experience would undoubtedly increase his chances of having a significant impact in Manchester.

The £200k per week striker, who finished second only to Erling Haaland in scoring last season with 30 league goals, now boasts a total of 213 goals in the competition, putting Alan Shearer’s record total of 260 firmly in reach.

The 6 foot 2 ace’s all-around talent makes him more than just a “goalscoring machine,” as Match of the Day announcer Gary Lineker put it. In fact, analyst Jamie Carragher called him “one of the best passers in world football.”

Due to his excellent playmaking skills, the Walthamstow native has recently formed a strong combination with Spurs winger Heung-min Son at N17. Together, the two have contributed to more goals than any other pair in Premier League history.

Marcus Rashford enjoys himself on behalf of Manchester United.
The expectation is that Kane, who scored 30 goals in all competitions last season, can duplicate Son by wreaking havoc down the left wing while playing alongside Marcus Rashford at Old Trafford.

Rashford regularly attempts to hurt the opposition in the left channel, as evidenced by his ranking in the top 13% of European forwards for progressive passes received. According to Ten Hag, there is “almost no better player in the world” than Rashford when running in behind and posing a threat to the backline.

It would be a dream scenario if Kane, who is in the top 4% of players for progressive passes, dropped deep to feed Rashford through on goal, who would end up being fairly unplayable if given such consistent, excellent support.

A collaboration at the club level may be a match made in heaven since the two are already acquainted with one another as a result of their time spent in the Three Lions setup.

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