Tottenham star Harry Kane might have changed mind on Man Utd transfer
Back in March, it was reported that Tottenham star Harry Kane was keen on a move to Manchester United. He didn’t want to hang around in north London and was convinced he stood more chance of winning silverware at Old Trafford instead. However, with Jose Mourinho’s side flying and the Portuguese making helping the England international scale new heights, his stance on a move away may now have changed.
It was in 2015 where United first registered an interest in signing Kane.
Louis van Gaal was impressed by the striker, who scored 31 goals from 51 appearances under Mauricio Pochettino to fire Spurs agonisingly short of a top four finish.
But United, when they were enquired, were rebuffed.
Daniel Levy has vowed to never sell a top performer to the Red Devils again, having been left furious by the departure of Dimitar Berbatov to Old Trafford back in the summer transfer window of 2008.
Yet that didn’t stop Kane from eyeing a move to United earlier in the year.
It was reported by Goal back in March that the England international was tempted to move. He felt the Red Devils were flying high under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and getting back into a position to challenge.
Having missed out on Champions League glory the previous year, Kane was certainly intrigued.
But he might now have changed his mind given how Tottenham are faring under Mourinho. Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace aside, they’ve barely put a foot wrong of late.
It was Paul Merson who suggested Mourinho might blunt Kane’s attacking edge.
Yet that theory has been debunked, with the former United and Chelsea boss instead making the 27-year-old even better.
Kane managed 24 goals last term across all competitions but there was a sense he was no longer the player he was of the Mauricio Pochettino era.
But Mourinho hasn’t just got him back to scoring, he’s turned him into a playmaker as well.
Tottenham didn’t really splash the cash from Christian Eriksen’s sale on a similar type of play. Instead, Mourinho has tweaked Kane’s game to maximise his impact.
Kane has already found the net 15 times from 19 matches this term, propelling Spurs to the top of the Premier League table in the process.
And he’s also clocked up 10 assists in the Premier League alone, providing the majority of them to his attacking partner in crime Son Heung-min.
United, certainly, would love to sign Kane.
He’d represent a substantial upgrade on Anthony Martial, Edinson Cavani, Odion Ighalo and Mason Greenwood at centre-forward – even if the latter might become a superstar himself one day.
But their mission now looks impossible.
Kane is back to his best at Tottenham and they look a team on the up, rather than on the wane. To many they’re title favourites, despite Mourinho attempting to downplay their chances.