Ray Parlour, a former Arsenal midfielder, explains why Manchester United should go all out in their quest for Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane.
According to Sky Sports, the ex-Arsenal man stated that Harry Kane will be an ideal signing for Manchester United, and that the Red Devils may have the perfect replacement for veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
“I’m sure Manchester United will be looking at him [Kane],” Parlour told talkSPORT.
“They will be thinking ‘OK, Ibrahimovic is here at the moment but he’s getting on a bit – we might need a new striker soon.
“He [Kane] could be perfect for Manchester United.”
Earlier this week, reports emerged about contract extension talks stalling between Kane and his club due to a wage dispute. It was understood that new signing Moussa Sissoko earns more that the England forward, which led to unrest among the Tottenham faithful.
Kane was then linked with a host of Premier League teams, with United at the front of the line. The Red Devils are willing to offer Kane an exit route along with a bumper £150,000-per-week deal, eclipsing his £60,000 salary at White Hart Lane.
Also, at United, Kane would be playing with a better brand of players that could help him take his game to the next life. The likes of Paul Pogba, Juan Mata and Ander Herrera could all thrive with a prolific striker playing beyond them to apply the finishing touches.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, despite scoring two goals in United’s last game against Swansea, has shown signs of ageing and is not able to run the miles the manager needs from him. He also not been extremely lethal in front of goal, missing a number of clear-cut chances from point-blank range.
Signing Kane might solve the dilemma Mourinho has in the attacking department, and he does not look to trust Marcus Rashford playing as a lone striker. The Englishman has been deployed on the wings by the new man in charge, and may not be first choice once Ibrahimovic decides to call it a day.
Thus, a player of Kane’s stature would certainly bolster the club’s attack and could bring United back on the English if not the European map.