Harry Redknapp believes Manchester United should sign Tottenham superstar Harry Kane from under the noses of rivals Manchester City.
The Harry Kane saga has dragged on from the end of last season, with no end in sight. The Tottenham striker has made his desires known to chairman Daniel Levy as Manchester City wait on the sidelines to make a move. It comes as no surprise that Spurs are holding their ground as any move is still to materialise for the England captain.
Kane is yet to report for pre-season after reportedly going on a strike to force a move through. Media stories emerged of an impending £160 million move to Manchester City, but Spurs have put those theories down so far. There is an indication of an impasse between the two clubs over the valuations of Kane, as City are not prepared to match Levy’s £150 million asking price so far.
The striker has ambitions to win trophies, which he has not achieved at Tottenham during all these years with the club. Manchester City are believed to have the financial power to broker a move such as this, and Kane is keen. However, another Harry in Harry Redknapp has suggested Manchester United take advantage of the situation.
The Mirror published quotes from the former Spurs manager who gave an insight into the repercussions of letting Kane join Manchester City and into the minds of Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy and owner Joe Lewis, claiming they only intend to conduct the best business for their club.
Starting with how Manchester United should sneak up and sign Kane, Redknapp said, “If Harry Kane follows Jack Grealish to Manchester City, the title race will be over before it starts. If I was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, I would definitely try and nick Harry because, for sure, that would make all the difference. What a message that would send out if United could take him off City. That would give them a real chance of being champions.
“I know it’s a massive investment, but that’s one which would be worth the money because Harry guarantees you 20-odd goals a season. United are putting a squad together. You look at their team, they have just signed Raphael Varane, they already have Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw has come back after a great Euros, Bruno Fernandes is there – they are looking a team.
“Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford, bags of pace. Jadon Sancho has come in, so they could be a team who could be up there pushing. And if they got Harry Kane, they would be very close.”
Redknapp also added that if Tottenham chairman Levy doesn’t see his demands met, Kane will have to stay put. “They tell me they were very upset with Harry when he asked for a move before the end of the season when they thought they might get into the Europa League. They didn’t like the timing of it and, if Daniel doesn’t get the money he wants, then Harry won’t be going,” he claimed.