Manchester United have ambitious plans for the upcoming transfer window and could open their cheque book in a potentially big revamp.
Manchester United beat Sheffield United 3-0, courtesy of Anthony Martial’s hat-trick over on Wednesday. The Red Devils are hoping to land a Champions League berth for the next season and more important, hoping to win silverware as they have upcoming fixtures in the FA Cup as well as the UEFA Europa League, which will culminate no earlier than in August.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done a great job in ensuring decent results for his side after being under severe scrutiny around the Christmas period. With that said, the Norwegian manager still requires signings to compete at the very highest level possible. A few defenders and a regular scorer in comparison to Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford would be ideal.
While speaking to the Express, former Spurs player Jamie O’Hara insisted that Harry Kane and Manchester United would be a perfect match considering that both parties are extremely ambitious but have only lacked due to minute factors. The 33-year-old was quoted saying,
Listen, I’d love to see him stay at Spurs but they have to match his ambition. He wants to win trophies. Man Utd for me are still the biggest club in the world for me even though they aren’t where they were.
As a matter of fact, Harry Kane himself also passively signalled that his future in the longer run may be away from Tottenham when he mentioned about winning collective trophies in an interview some weeks ago. Ever since, the Englishman has been linked with moves elsewhere and even foreign clubs such as Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid have been talked of.
Tottenham Hotspur would be absolutely rigid in getting rid of the serial scorer and will demand a price tag in excess of 150 million euros for him. However, there are still several clubs who will be able to afford such a sum and the Old Trafford outlet is certainly one of them. But it remains to be seen if Kane is their need of the hour.
Marcus Rashford has cemented his place in the starting eleven as a forward and regular goal-getter but the likes of Anthony Martial, Bruno Fernandes and other younger players have also chipped in with the goods. In fact, the club’s problem is an inflated and overrated defence where the likes of David de Gea and Harry Maguire seem to fail as well.
Solskjaer was perhaps never the right man for United who needed someone with a louder voice and experience, so perhaps the only hindrance between them and silverware could be a better manager. Having said that, 150 million euros is too much to spend for on one player and more so, as it will have collateral damage on the other younger ones.
Next up for the 20-time English top-flight champions is Norwich City in the FA Cup as they look to build on their consistency. A better understanding of the club’s needs is on the horizon as the fixtures keep coming thick and fast, with the squad depth also being put to the ultimate test. Do you think Harry Kane should be signed by the Reds?