Manchester United: 3 reasons why Harry Kane was never the answer

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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3. There are cheaper options elsewhere

As confident as the Manchester United board try and make themselves seem for this transfer window, we can see right through it. It’s an economic crisis and no club is bigger than that. You can “exploit” it as much as you want, but there’s no way you can be sure of signing the big-money players at a time like this.

Harry Kane was bound to come at a price and negotiating with Daniel Levy isn’t easy at the best of times, let alone during a global pandemic which limits face-to-face interaction. There’s no escaping it, you’re either coughing up the valuation (if you pardon the pun), or you’re not getting Kane.

The Coronavirus, plus the other two problems addressed beg the question, is Kane really worth pursuing? Well, my answer is obviously no. Especially when there are bound to be cheaper options on the market.

The main one being Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. He has arguably been better than Kane since he arrived in North London anyway. He is bound to be much cheaper and not just because Arsenal is easy to manipulate. He looks to be on the way out this summer anyway, so Arsenal isn’t going to demand an extortionate fee.

So, those are my reasons why I think Manchester United shouldn’t feel too let down by their giving up of Harry Kane. After all, he was never right for them anyway.

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What do you think, though? Do you agree or disagree?