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Four things that will 'definitely' happen if Harry Kane leaves Tottenham for Man Utd

Ryan Smart

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Four things that will 'definitely' happen if Harry Kane leaves Tottenham for Man Utd

Tottenham star Harry Kane has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United this summer, with reports claiming he is Erik ten Hag's number one target - but what could a deal mean for both clubs?

England's record goalscorer has spent his entire professional career at Spurs, although he did inform the club that he wanted to leave in 2021.

That transfer saga ended with the striker signing a new contract, which is due to expire in 14 months' time.

If he does not agree to fresh terms, Tottenham will need to sell the striker in either of the next two transfer windows to avoid losing him as a free agent when his deal expires.


And he could be the ideal signing for a United side who are desperate to add a goalscoring centre forward to their squad following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.


Here is what a move could mean for Spurs, United, the existing players on the books at both clubs and the Premier League as a whole.

Kane to break all-time Premier League record


Perhaps not too much of a controversial view to start with - a move to Manchester United would surely result in Kane becoming the Premier League's all-time record goalscorer.

The 30-year-old is currently 52 goals behind Alan Shearer's record of 260 goals, and will likely edge closer come the end of the current campaign.

As a player that has never particularly relied on pace or agility to succeed, Kane should have at least four or five years left at the top level in order to break the record.

It is almost certain that he would reach that landmark at Spurs if he stayed - but he might do so slightly quicker at Old Trafford.


Richarlison boost

Richarlison joined Spurs from Everton for a fee of £60 million last summer, the move designed to provide further competition for Kane as the club re-entered the Champions League.

The Brazilian simply hasn't found his feet at Spurs, and is still yet to score in the Premier League for the club.

At 25 years old, however, Richarlison still has his prime years ahead of him, and an opportunity to become Spurs' main striker - despite his woes in front of goal - could increase his confidence and spur him on to take that chance with both hands.


Chelsea transfer boost

United are not the only club on the lookout for a new centre forward, with Chelsea also searching for a much-needed number nine.

With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang seemingly likely to leave Stamford Bridge, and young striker David Datro Fofana unproven in English football, the Blues need a top-class striker to add to their ranks.

One player they have been extensively linked with is Napoli star Victor Osimhen - who has also attracted attention from United.


Should Ten Hag's side bring in Kane instead, it would increase Chelsea's chances of signing the Nigerian - if they can convince the Serie A champions elect to sell.

Man Utd title platform

United are pushing to ensure they finish in the Premier League top four this season. But Ten Hag will have loftier ambitions than that moving forward.

Speaking at his first press conference as manager last year, the Dutchman warned the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool that "era[s] can come to an end" - which has proven to be the case for the latter this term.

He will hope that the signing of Kane can herald a new era for United - one that sees that challenge for the Premier League title on a regular basis.

The England international would need to be accompanied by other additions to make that aim a real possibility, but a deal would go a long way to helping United achieve their ambitions.

Featured Image Credit: MI News & Sport/Alamy Live News / Sportimage / Alamy

Topics: Harry Kane, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League, Transfers

Ryan Smart
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