Opinion: Is Woodward just testing himself with potential move for Harry Kane?

In what looks like a briefing, James Robson has been talking up the idea of Manchester United making a move for Tottenham striker Harry Kane, in his latest piece for the Evening Standard.

The article starts with “Ed Woodward has been itching to pit his negotiations skills against Daniel Levy” as though Woodward is trying to make the transfer about himself, not United signing the best striker in the Premier League.

Robson adds that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer likes Kane (name a manager who wouldn’t sign him?!) and the club should act now there’s speculation about his future ahead of a Spurs rebuild.

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After missing out on Erling Haaland in January, with the Norwegian striker joining Borussia Dortmund instead, Kane would go a long way to making up for lost ground after United sold Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan without signing a replacement in the same transfer window.

Odion Ighalo arrived on a six-month loan deal at the end of January and has made a positive impact, especially to Anthony Martial superbly by showing some consistency at long last.

Levy is renowned for being one of the most difficult negotiators in the game, whereas Woodward is responsible for United’s awful recruitment strategies used since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement. To Solskjaer’s credit, however, United have bought well since his appointment last March.

The report claims: “Source close to him [Woodward] insist he relished the opportunity to lock horns with his Spurs counterpart —and was fully prepared to do so when United targeted Mauricio Pochettino to replace Jose Mourinho last year.”

United decided to stick with Solskjaer. A decision which looked very questionable for the most part of the season, but the Red Devils appear to have turned a corner and it’s clear that the mentality within the squad is much better than previous years.

Solskjaer’s side are still in the mix for the FA Cup, Europa League and top four!

But Ed… Why does he feel to make transfers about him? It does more harm than good to his reputation, and everyone knows he’s a disaster when it comes to football decisions.

Levy will do his best to get Kane away from the Premier League if he really wants to leave Spurs.

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