Red Devils legend would like to see England captain move to Old Trafford and show more aggression on the pitch
Roy Keane has urged Manchester United to shell out £ 120million ($ 170million / € 140million) to sign Harry Kane, while also admitting to having doubts about the Tottenham striker’s leadership skills.
Kane is set to leave Spurs after their last trophyless season, after openly admitting he’s determined to win the biggest team prizes the game has to offer.
The Red Devils are among those expected to take a step forward for the 27-year-old, and Keane would like to see a deal come to fruition, but has also identified the one area of the forward’s game that he believes needs improvement.
What was said?
Kane is currently captain of Tottenham and England, but a Red Devils legend believes he needs to take more responsibility in terms of motivating his teammates in order to justify wearing the armband.
“The only thing I would hold against Kane is that there is a big negative point I have towards Kane,” Keane said. SkyBet.
“I think Kane is an amazing player, every club should try to sign him, Manchester United have to sign him, I don’t care if it’s £ 120million… sign him.
“But I don’t think he’s a good leader. I never see him find anyone at Spurs. I know people might say ‘that’s not his personality’ or ‘he could do it. in the locker room. ”I don’t think he does and that’s a big deal.
“Okay, you can lead with your brilliant game. But I think sometimes I want to see a different side of Kane, I would like to see him get his hands on someone.”
Who else has been linked to Kane?
New Premier League champions Manchester City are said to be leading the race to land Kane ahead of their local rivals, while Chelsea and Liverpool have also been credited with an interest in his services.
The prolific forward is also attracting interest from abroad, with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain supposedly ready to offer him a different career path, but he expressed the desire to continue playing in the English top flight.
The bigger picture
Whoever does manage to secure Kane’s signature will likely have to pay a nine-figure sum, which rules out a whole slew of big clubs that struggled financially during the coronavirus pandemic.
United and City both have the funds to make such a move, but the former prioritize Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, while the latter are expected to do the same with Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish.
Kane can boost his stock even further if he scores well at Euro 2020, however, the Spurs star is set to carry the hopes of an entire nation again after winning the Golden Boot in the race. England in the World Cup semi-finals two years ago.