Having secured Edinson Cavani’s services for a further year, following speculation he would return to South America in the summer to play for Boca Juniors, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may still be on the look out for further reinforcements up front.
After a season to forget for Anthony Martial, where his numbers in front of goal were poor before a lengthy injury saw him miss the final months of the campaign, Manchester United are rumoured to be interested in Harry Kane and Erling Haaland.
Speaking toe Viaplay, Haaland talked about his future aspirations this weekend, having just been named the Bundesliga player of the season and winning the German Cup.
Well, I have a contract for a couple of years so I am respectful towards my contract. Like I have said before, I’m a big fan of the Champions League and I think everybody knows that. It was a relief to secure that spot. It was really important. I am a simple guy. When I like something, I just want to have more. When I score a goal, I always chase the next goal. I have big dreams. I just won my first major trophy and it was a great feeling. So I want to win trophies.
Still only 20-years-old, Haaland has plenty more years in him than Kane, although it’s hard to imagine that he would spend the majority of his career at United even if he did sign any time soon. With the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona also interested, any online sportsbook would fancy those clubs to lure him away at some point.
That may make Kane a more appealing signing for United, despite him turning 28 this summer. In terms of his return, the Tottenham Hotspur striker has shown no signs of slowing down, with 33 goals in all competitions this season, which is his highest tally since the 2017-18 season. If anything, Kane has shown signs of further development, with an impressive 17 assists in all competitions too, which is more than his last three seasons combined.
In an interview with Gary Neville earlier this month, Kane revealed that it may now be time to move on from Spurs, with them again failing to qualify for Champions League football next season.
I’ve been at Tottenham since I was 11 years old, over half of my life there. A lot of ups and downs along the way you know. I had to work extremely hard to get to where I am but yeah just love the club. Love the fans. Like I say, huge part of my life. Obviously, this season has been a little disappointing from my clubs point of view but we’ve had some good years over the last 5 or 6 years now, I guess we just got to see where that goes.
For me, I don’t want to come to the end of my career and have any regrets so I want to be the best that I can be. I’ve said before, I never say I’d stay at Spurs for the rest of my career… I’d never say I’d leave Spurs. I’m at that stage where you can say you know, people may say ‘oh he’s
desperate for trophies, he needs the trophies’.
I still feel like I got almost another career to play. I’ve got 7-8 years, kind of what I’ve had so far in the Premier League. I’m not rushing anything, I’m not desperate to do anything but yeah I just want to be the best version of me. I feel like for sure, I’ve still got so much more to give, I can be even better than what I’ve been, I can produce better numbers than what I’m producing at the moment.
I want to play in the biggest games, the biggest moments. I’m there watching the Champions League, watching the English teams and they’re doing amazing and they’re the games I want to be involved in. For sure, there’s a moment in my career where I have to reflect and see where I’m at and have a good honest conversation with the chairman and I hope we can have that conversation. I’m sure he’ll want to set out the plan of where he sees it but ultimately it’s going to be down to me and how I feel and what’s going to be best for me and in my career at this moment in time.