“Harry Kane, we’ll see you again in June,” chanted the Reds fans last night. But easier said than done.
The Tottenham captain is Erik ten Hag’s preferred target in the process of adding a new striker, but chairman Daniel Levy also wants to keep Kane at the club. The Three Lions star’s most recent performance not only highlights exactly why United want to sign him; It also makes clear why Tottenham will do everything in their power to keep him.
Ten Hag wants to own Kane because this striker has an incredible goal scorer and is the ideal man to build a controlling style of play, developing the ball.
“We need a striker who can not only score goals but also contribute by linking play well and pressuring, which is very important,” Ten Hag said last month.
Man United’s finishing ability is no longer an issue against Tottenham as it has been in recent weeks. They missed a few chances, but Ten Hag’s side shouldn’t have drawn so easily with a two-goal lead. The Roosters made a successful comeback, fueled by the excellence of their captain.
Kane’s physical presence in the box played a key role in breaking through the United defense, leading to Pedro Porro’s goal. His moves and passes when deep back brought an assist like a goal for Son Heung-min. Looking back, no player in Premier League history has assisted a teammate more than Kane for Son.The Tottenham pair equaled Frank Lampard’s record of 24 assists for Didier Drogba.
Before the game, Ten Hag admitted his desire to increase squad depth this summer: “I think United need to strengthen the squad and have more positions… as well as depth of the squad.” When the final whistle sounded, what the Dutch strategist said made more sense.
Currently, the quality of Man United’s substitutes is clearly declining. Fred does not possess the passing ability or intelligence, creativity like Eriksen. When Fernandes was absent, the Red Devils were noticeably weaker. This is further proof that Kane would be the perfect addition to the United squad, alongside his goals and assists.
Man United do not want to be drawn into a promising transfer battle with Tottenham, but the harsh reality is that they may need to, when given the opportunity to sign a player so perfect. for the squad.
Minh Tuan | 20:09 04/28/2023