Rio Ferdinand orders Manchester United to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur
Rio Ferdinand has ‘ordered’ Manchester United to go out and sign Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur.
The England international, now 29, is in the final 18 months of his contract at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Man United, meanwhile, are a team in urgent need of strikers.
They lost Edinson Cavani in the summer and Cristiano Ronaldo’s unceremonious exit in November via ‘mutual consent’ has only added to their personnel troubles up front. Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford can do a job.
But the Red Devils could use a target man up front whose main function will be to score goals week and week out. Unsurprisingly, Harry Kane’s name has popped into Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand’s mind.
On paper, a move for Kane will be ideal for any team – especially in England. This is a league where he is comfortable playing and where he has scored goals for fun.
What should Spurs do?
“Get Harry Kane in. Spurs fans, I’m sorry. You’re not going to win anything. He’s not going to win anything at Spurs. They’re in a bit of turmoil at the minute. Man United, if you’re going to go in the summer: Let’s go and find a number nine for the next three or four years to hang our hat on, to get 20-25 goals a season every year.”
“You’re going to have to pay big money for Harry Kane. But at least you know you’re getting a man who gets 20-25 goals a season. So Harry Kane can’t be going anywhere but Man United.”
One can’t expect Daniel Levy to let this happen. Strengthening a direct rival in England at the expense of his team is a situation that he would certainly want to avoid at all costs.
There is, of course, an argument to be made if Spurs should cash in on Kane in case he doesn’t extend his deal. But the club should, at least, see this season out with him and do whatever they can to tie him down to new terms.
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Then, if the situation becomes clear that he won’t extend, then a sale can be pondered for as much money as we can possibly rake in. Even then, some would argue that keeping Kane until the end of next season could be priceless considering he is our best hope to land silverware here.