Arsenal legend Thierry Henry believes Manchester United should prioritise a move for Tottenham striker Harry Kane this summer.
Some reports have suggested that Napoli’s Victor Osimhen is the number one target to strengthen the frontline but Henry insists that Kane would be the better choice:
“If I am Man United, then I go Kane. That doesn’t mean Osimhen isn’t a good player, or whatever. It’s got nothing to do with that. I think Osimhen can adapt in any league. But I am Man United, then I will look at ‘okay, this guy doesn’t need to adapt to anything, and he has a way of dropping that can allow Marcus Rashford to run in behind him when he drops’. Kane can play anywhere, by the way.”
Henry does make some good points regarding Kane. He is one of the best strikers in Premier League history so you would think that he would score plenty of goals if he were to move to Old Trafford.
However, manager Erik ten Hag will be looking at the bigger picture. Kane is 29, five years older than Osimhen, and he doesn’t possess the same pace or work rate.
On top of that, the England captain’s wages, combined with the fee required to persuade Spurs into selling to a Premier League rival, is likely to be massive.
Osimhan won’t be cheap either, and there is likely to be competition for his signature from the likes of Chelsea, but he could well be the better fit for ten Hag and United.