Manchester United are amongst the clubs keen to sign Harry Kane when the transfer window reopens. It’s certainly easy to see why, with the England international enjoying a terrific campaign. So Express Sport will now take a look at four signings the club have made in recent years that would help the 27-year-old thrive at Old Trafford.
Let’s start with the obvious.
Out of all the players at United, Bruno Fernandes would be the one who could help Kane scale new heights.
The Portugal international has been devastating ever since his arrival from Tottenham last year, scoring 28 goals and registering 17 assists across all competitions.
Fernandes would be charged with the task of providing ammunition for Kane to fire.
And he’d likely enjoy that role, too, having recently admitted he prefers assisting to actually finding the net himself.
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Harry Maguire is Mr Manchester United.
Sure, there are doubts over his pace. And whether he’ll ever live up to being the £80million defender they thought they were getting in 2019.
But Maguire is central to everything that goes on at United and losses to Leicester and Liverpool, without him, should come as no surprise.
Maguire has played with Kane for England and would be able to help him seamlessly integrate with the rest of their squad.
And the fact he plays on the front foot may also help Kane take the club by storm.
What has Kane said?
Last month, Kane admitted he wanted to win big trophies – insisting individual awards weren’t a priority.
“Individual awards are great, they are fantastic achievements,” he said.
“As much as this is great, I want to be winning the biggest prizes that there is to offer as a team and we are not quite doing that.
“When I look back at the end of my career, I will go over it and take in a little bit more.
“The goal right now as a player is to win team trophies.
“It is bittersweet. I would rather be winning team trophies and this award. It is what it is.
“For sure, if I finish my career as Premier League top goalscorer and, hopefully, England top goalscorer, that’d be incredible.
“But it wouldn’t feel as good if I didn’t have a lot of team trophies to go with that.”