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Man Utd should do all they can to sign Harry Kane

Manchester United are in a rut, one that cannot be solved by one big signing but the biggest asset a team can have in world football is a quality goal scorer. Harry Kane is the best English goal scorer since Alan Shearer, and that is why Manchester United should do all in their power to try and bring him to 'The Theatre of Dreams'.


A top goalscorer is something United have been missing since Zlatan Ibrahimovic went down with a knee injury at the end of 2016/17 season. Results and success has thus suffered, Lukaku was thought to be the answer but struggled to nail down a regular starting place after a promising first season at Old Trafford and has since departed the club. Now the mantel has been passed to Marcus Rashford & Anthony Martial to score the goals for United despite the fact that neither has ever shown an ability to score consistently.


Martial and Rashford have managed just five goals between them this since, but have four in three when playing together. Something they haven't done since the third game of the season


This season started with great promise for United and their latest striking partnership, Rashford netting twice and Martial also getting off the mark in the opening day drubbing of Chelsea. However, since that game Rashford has managed just one more goal(coming from the penalty spot against Leicester) and Martial has been out of action since the third week of the season. Now United can't seem to score a goal for love nor money and have made their worst start to a season for 30 years. Am I saying a great goalscorer will answer the many problems at United, NO, but a player like Harry Kane would go a long way to doing so.


WHY KANE?

Since breaking into the Tottenham Hotspur side during the 2013/14 campaign, Kane has netted an impressive 170 goals in 255 games, totaling up to a goal every 1.5 games. Winning the Premier League golden boot on two occasions(2016,2017) along with the World Cup golden boot in 2018, where he captained his side to the semi-finals of the tournament.


Manchester United are still looking to rebuild following a topsy-turvey spell since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013. They now appear to have a plan in place for transfers, looking to bring in experienced players(who still have their best years ahead of them) to help nuture the young players coming through and Kane fits the mould perfectly. A leader from the front, the London born striker has all the attributes of a player Manchester United desperately need.


His scoring record speaks for itself but Kane has also shown a great all-round ability, his link up play as impressive as his work with his back to goal. Kane has shown great vision and passing ability, which allows him to drop deep and create chances for his teammates. The pacey Rashford & Martial playing off Kane as the main striker, could be a match made in heaven much like we've seen with Rashford & Sterling playing off Kane for England.


The stats tell it all when you look at the scoring records of United's current strikers compared to Kane


Does Kane want out of Spurs?

With Tottenhams struggles so far this season there are going to be rumours about all of their top players wanting to leave, in this day and age it is inevitable however, in the case of Harry Kane there has been no concrete signs of him wanting out of the club he has played for since age 11. Kane loves Tottenham and is still contracted for another four years at the club, although, he is entering the prime years of his career and he is still yet to win a major trophy in what has been the most successful period for the club in the Premier League era. Under the ownership of Joe Lewis and Daniel Levy the club has always been about making money rather than spending it and after an impressive five seasons where they certainly over-achieved, the lack of regular, quality investment in the squad appears to be taking its toll.


Down the years Lewis & Levy have always been reluctant to invest without first making a big sale, is this attitude about to bring Tottenham back to mediocrity.


In today's market, Kane is worth about £130 million but add to that, a big contract, English captaincy and sale to a rival, he would probably cost the best bones of £200 million pounds if not more. Manchester United have the money and if they want their new vision for the club on the pitch to come good then they must be willing to pay the money.


Maybe Kane does not want to leave and maybe Spurs will refuse to sell to a rival but it would be idiotic to not at least test the waters with a bid, especially with Tottenhams selling history under current ownership. Back in the 1990's, Manchester United missed out on the signing of Alan Shearer, this worked out as they brought together four high quality goalscorers in Cole, Yorke, Sheringham & Solskjaer but now they have none and the best could become available again. If he does, then Manchester United must be first in line for his signature.


Every player has a price and when it comes to Lewis & Levy, cashing in is the ultimate aim.