Tottenham striker Harry Kane would be excited at the prospect of joining the likes of Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho in the next phase of Manchester United’s rebuild, according to one pundit.
Kane has been Spurs’ best player for a number of seasons but is yet to win a trophy with the club, coming closest in the Champions League final last season and in the League Cup final in 2015.
Indeed, the England captain recently admitted that he would not stand around and wait if he felt the club were not progressing towards silverware.
Previous reports have suggested that Kane is willing to jump ship at the end of the current campaign if Spurs fail to qualify for the Champions League, with United said to be an ideal next destination.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Darren Bent insisted that while it is unlikely Kane would look to join a Premier League rival, the prospect of becoming a key part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reported rebuild could excite the striker.
“Not right now, no,” he said about the chances of Kane switching to a rival. “You would have to say Liverpool, no; they are quite set with their front three. Manchester City, no.
“Manchester United, potentially, especially with the way they are talking about [Jack] Grealish and [Jadon Sancho].
“He [Kane] might look at that situation and go ‘that looks very, very appealing’.
“He won’t be the first high-profile striker [to go to one of Tottenham’s Premier League rivals]… look at Robbie Keane, he went to Liverpool. [Dimitar] Berbatov went to Manchester United.”
United are said to have put Grealish and Sancho high up on their list of summer targets and the latter has reportedly answered with an unofficial ‘yes’ to the prospect of moving to Old Trafford.
Bent also posed the question of whether United would be able to afford all three of Sancho, Grealish and Kane in the same blockbuster window.
“I think, when you look at Manchester United in this situation, it is whether they could afford him. They probably could,” he said.
“But it is whether they could afford him, Sancho and Grealish all in the same window. I don’t think that is going to be possible.”
In other news, United forward Marcus Rashford has been given the green light to step up his recovery from his back injury.
Rashford has been out since January after suffering a double stress fracture.