Man Utd’s Harry Kane chance may be over

Jacque Talbot
Jacque Talbot
  • 1 Apr 2023 12:45 BST
  • 3 min read
Erik ten Hag, Manchester United, 2022/23

Manchester United’s pursuit of Harry Kane could be over if Tottenham hires one of Mauricio Pochettino or Julian Nagelsmann.

The striker has been linked with a move to Old Trafford ahead of the summer transfer window as Erik ten Hag weighs up his options to bring in on the forward line.

The England captain has just one year left on his deal when June hits - but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is doing everything to keep hold of him, even putting a £100million price tag on his head despite his deal being up in 2024.

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There still is a level of uncertainty over whether Kane remains at the north London side for another year - especially given Antonio Conte left the club after slamming the work effort of some of the players and the fact that they have remained trophyless for a number of years.

Kane could well stay

Spurs have been linked to several top coaches, including Nagelsmann, Pochettino, Vincent Kompany, Luis Enrique, Thomas Frank and Marco Silva. But former Premier League player Alan Hutton believes that it’s the former two that will be the difference in keeping Spurs’ all-time top-goalscorer.

Kane may be on the move in the summer

Kane may be on the move in the summer

He told FootballInsider: “I think the next manager can have an impact on Kane’s future. “But there was all this talk with him before [Antonio] Conte came in about how they’ve not won anything. He was meant to be a serial winner, but he couldn’t do it with Spurs.

“If Harry Kane was unsure going into the summer, what’s he thinking now Conte’s left? If they go out and get Nagelsmann, or Pochettino – that could go in the club’s favour. But I don’t think he should make that decision based on the manager. He could stay at Tottenham for life and possibly not win anything, or he could go somewhere else and win trophies.”