This morning we covered the reports that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is willing to sanction the record £200m transfer of Harry Kane to Manchester United.
United are long-term admirers of the England captain, so we came up with three reasons why the most unlikely transfer could actually happen…
Spurs may need to sell
The Daily Mail report that Spurs still owe £637m in stadium loans plus a further £83m in transfer fees. Therefore, selling their star striker would provide immediate funds to help stabilise the club financially and perhaps help facilitate a much needed rebuild under Jose Mourinho.
While Levy would no doubt play hardball over the transfer of one of the most high-profile stars in world football, he may just be prepared to let Kane go at the right price.
Kane’s recent comments in an Instagram live with Jamie Redknapp will not have filled Spurs fans with confidence. The 26-year-old failed to commit his long-term future to the North London club, admitting he would consider leaving if he felt they were not matching his ambitions.
For a player who has been so prolific on the pitch, Kane will be frustrated that he has not yet won any trophies in his career. As well as his goals, his career will ultimately be judged by silverware.
United may not yet be in the position to win the biggest trophies, but they are certainly going in the right direction and an exciting project is underway with Solskjaer at the helm.
Kane may feel challenging himself to bring one of the biggest clubs in the world back to their glory days is the next step in his career.
Final piece in Solskjaer’s puzzle?
For all the variables that still make a Kane move to Old Trafford unlikely, United’s interest is certainly not one.
While Solskjaer’s rebuild is focused around acquiring young, exciting talent, the ultimate goal is to achieve success as soon as possible. For that reason, there is no way the club would not consider signing the one of the most prolific strikers in world football.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs a natural centre forward to offset the loss of Romelu Lukaku’s natural goalscoring instincts. Kane could be the perfect man to help accelerate the Norwegian’s United revolution.