Exclusive: Nigel Martyn picks the best-suited club for Tottenham star Harry Kane
Nigel Martyn has exclusively told The Boot Room that Manchester United is the ideal fit for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane this summer – amid reports the Spurs star has asked Daniel Levy to orchestrate his exit in the coming months. Whether United can afford Kane, is another question.
Kane, 27, has once again outperformed his own club. On Sunday, his goal and assist saw him win the Premier League top scorer and playmaker awards – finishing with 23 goals and 14 assists in the league. However, Spurs finished in seventh, qualifying for the Europa Conference League.
It has been widely reported that he has asked Levy to sanction his exit this summer, but it is also believed that Spurs will not consider figures below £150million for the England skipper – a fee that might be tricky to achieve given the current climate. He also has a contract at Spurs until 2024.
With Kane said to be keen to make a decision before the start of Euro 2020, ex-England goalkeeper Martyn responded when asked if he believes the Spurs striker will depart – and Martyn believes that a deal is more than likely already in place. He also picked Man United, ahead of others.
“He’s spoken about it, so, unless Tottenham dig their heels in and say no – I think it [his exit] is could be done if I am perfectly honest,” Martyn told TBR. “There is probably a few I’s to dot and T’s to cross with the clubs involved. I don’t know where he’d best fit in. I think Man United would want him.
“[Edinson] Cavani is a good striker but he is advancing in years, that is where he is best. City don’t always play with a striker. Liverpool? I don’t see him in a Liverpool shirt if I’m honest. I’m just thinking of teams that could afford him to be honest, because it is going to break the bank. I probably see Man United as the best fit for him, but that is just a personal opinion.”
Plenty have had their say on Kane. Many believe that his desire to leave Tottenham for trophies would see him leave to join Manchester City, while Manchester United desperately need a striker – and probably have the financial clout. Chelsea might be ruled out given the rivalry.
Martyn continued, stating that interested parties would also be aware of Kane’s ankle issues over the past couple of seasons – and that while spending big on Kane is not a gamble, they will be sure to look after the England skipper as much as possible.
“He’s a top striker and has been season after season, there is a question mark over his ankles – it isn’t a gamble on the player, but it’s a gamble on the player’s fitness. Whoever buys him will be wrapping him in cotton wool.”
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