Man Utd target Harry Kane needs to leave 'social experiment' Spurs

James Shearman
  • Updated: 25 May 2023 21:30 BST
  • 3 min read
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Former Tottenham midfielder Jamie Redknapp thinks Harry Kane needs to move to Manchester United in the summer.

Kane has had another excellent Premier League campaign, scoring 28 goals in 37 games, but Spurs are still struggling in eighth place.

"Tottenham are a shambles, they can’t get a manager. If you were Harry Kane, with one year left on your contract, it feels like this is the time to leave," Redknapp told Sky Sports.

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"He has to push now because Manchester United could go for somebody else. Kane missed Manchester City a few years ago, when he wasn't allowed to leave.

"At the moment Tottenham aren’t even close, it’s like a social experiment for how close you can push your fans before they completely lose it. Kane deserves better."

Man Utd with Kane, Mount and Rice

United are not only interested in Kane, but Chelsea's Mason Mount and West Ham's Declan Rice too.

How Man Utd might line up next season

How Man Utd might line up next season

Kane’s position in the team is clear. Ten Hag has been crying out for a No.9 all season after deciding that Cristiano Ronaldo did not fit the mould of player he wanted at the club. The Spurs star will go straight into the centre-forward role and will likely be unmoved from there but for injury and suspension.

The position of Rice is also apparent. Ten Hag wants a player who can move the ball in front of the defence alongside Casemiro, and it is beside the Brazil international he will play. Christian Eriksen, Fred and Scott McTominay will miss out.

Mount is a more flexible option. He could be used as a less attacking alternative to Bruno Fernandes in a No.10 position or could alternatively play as the No.8 beside Rice. He has also spent a fair portion of the season playing in a wide area for Chelsea, so his role is far less well defined and it may be that he slots in where required.