Paul Merson ‘sees’ Harry Kane in a Man United shirt if he leaves Spurs

Paul Merson believes Man United will go out and sign Harry Kane if the Englishman is to leave Tottenham Hotspur.

Manchester United Football Club are definitely heading in a positive direction under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. In fact, I’d argue they’re only a few pieces away from being a really good team.

Amongst the big needs is a reliable centre-forward who can guarantee you 20+ goals-a-season. Add that hitman who can win those tight-knit games with a scruffy goal and i really believe we’ve got a chance at accumulating more points over the course of a campaign.

All the talk is about Erling Haaland. Rightly so, that boy is special. However, Paul Merson believes United will look closer to home at Harry Kane.

The Tottenham Hotspur striker has been open about his desire to leave White Hart Lane should they fail to make it into the top four, with the pundit believing United will sign the 29-goal star to bolster their attack.

Check out what Paul Merson had to say here:

‘I just see him in a Man United shirt, I just think it fits’. Merson said live on Sky Sports News.

‘I think, if I’m Manchester United, I’m the owners and I think right, how can I get close to Man City? How can I give us any chance at the chance of winning the Premier League next year? I have to go and get Harry Kane.’

Kane is a word-class operator. Now age 27 in the peak of his powers, the Englishman has struck at least 24 goals for the last seven seasons in a row. In total, he’s scored 217 times in 329 games. That’s a simply sensational return.

If United could add that to their current crop of players, we’d certainly be heading into the new season with a massive belief that we can win major honours.

However, I doubt Spurs would sell to us. And if they did, Kane is going to cost way in excess of £100million. Does that really seem like a genuine possibility in the middle of a global pandemic? Probably not.

A lot depends on whether Spurs can force their way into the top four. After this weekend’s result, I’d say that’s unlikely. I still believe Haaland is the more attainable target, while the longevity the Norwegian offers is also another massive factor in any deal.

Don’t get me wrong, I’d love Kane at Old Trafford. I just struggle to see it coming to fruition.

Would Kane make Man United instant contenders? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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