Surprise new name linked as pundit tips double Man Utd swap for Kane

Date published: Wednesday 19th May 2021 12:47 - Jonny Whitfield

Harry Kane, Tottenham frustration

Gabriel Agbonlahor believes that Manchester United should offer two players and £80million in a summer transfer bid for Harry Kane.

The Tottenham striker looks set to become one of the upcoming window’s key figures, amid swirling uncertainty over his future. He has expressed his desire to win trophies, with Spurs’ wait for silverware going on. However, reports on Monday claimed that he had taken his desire to the next level.

The 27-year-old has reportedly asked to leave Tottenham this summer. He also wants to stay in the Premier League, sparking the prospect of a huge deal.

United, Manchester City and Chelsea are the three sides who will most likely be able to afford Kane.

But reports have suggested that those clubs may have to offer players-plus-cash deals to prise the England captain away from north London.

The Daily Mail claimed that Spurs are looking at Red Devils striker Anthony Martial as a potential makeweight. According to Agbonlahor, United should also be offering Fred in the deal.

Asked where he could see Kane playing next season, the pundit told Football Insider: “Manchester City, 100 per cent.

“The way they play suits his style. You see a lot of players coming into little holes, picking up the ball and turning. That’s exactly what Harry Kane is all about. That’s what I’d be looking at if I was him.

“But the most realistic one for me would be Manchester United. If I was Manchester United I’d be saying to Spurs ‘You can have Martial, you can have Fred and £80million.’ I’m not surprised they’re doing that.”

Martial enjoyed a strong campaign last season, raising hopes that he had finally found consistency at Old Trafford. However, he has dropped off again and is currently out with a knee injury.

Meanwhile, Fred would prove a surprise inclusion in the deal. The midfielder plays a vital role in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, having made 47 appearances this term.

Nevertheless, Agbonlahor tipped Spurs to use the money they would get from the deal wisely.

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“For me, Martial is too inconsistent to take Manchester United to where they want to be,” he added.

“You’d get two top players plus at least £70million for a fee. You could spend £50million of that on a top striker and you’ve got £20million left.

“Yes, £150million for Kane would be amazing but you’ve still got to go out and get players and you don’t know how much these clubs will be demanding for their players knowing you’ve just made that much money.


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“A player or two players plus money would be a great idea.”

Kane has enjoyed another fantastic season at Spurs, scoring 22 goals and assisting 13 others in 33 Premier League games.

READ MORE: Solskjaer sidesteps Kane questions with teasing Man Utd predictions

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