Roy Keane claims that Harry Kane is ‘looking forward’ to becoming the ‘top man’ at Man United this summer
Roy Keane claims Harry Kane is ‘looking forward’ to being the ‘top man’ at Man United this summer as he debates the forward’s future with Micah Richards … but ex-City defender insists Spurs star will not move to Old Trafford because he is not ‘guaranteed’ trophies
- Roy Keane has the ‘feeling’ that Harry Kane ‘wants’ to join Manchester United
- Keane spoke in the aftermath of Tottenham’s 3-1 home loss against Man United
- Expert Micah Richards said Kane, 27, would go where he has guaranteed trophies
Roy Keane has claimed that Harry Kane ‘likes’ a move to Manchester United in the summer, but fellow pundit Micah Richards disagreed as the English caption would not be ‘guaranteed’ trophies.
Kane led another listless Tottenham appearance on Sunday when Spurs lost 3-1 at home to United, placing them seventh in the Premier League and six points behind the Champions League places.
With much speculation as to whether Kane will seek medals elsewhere at the end of the season, Keane suggested his former club was a likely destination.
Roy Keane said he has a ‘feeling’ that Harry Kane ‘likes to be’ top man ‘at Manchester United
Kane (center) occasionally cut a frustrated figure in Tottenham’s 3-1 home defeat against United on Sunday
“Kane will be looking at this United team today and they’ve made progress over the past 12 months,” Keane said on Sky Sports.
Kane must be thinking: “I could be the top man at Man United”. With the service he would receive, Kane must be looking forward to United’s move.
‘I think Kane likes United. I just have a feeling. ‘
However, Keane was questioned about his feelings by ex-Manchester City defender Micah Richards, who said Kane would move somewhere where silverware was guaranteed.
Keane (left) praised United, but Micah Richards (right) said Manchester City was Kane’s best bet
“If you left Spurs, you would definitely choose a place where you are guaranteed to get trophies,” he said.
And since Man United is still in that reconstruction phase, it could be three or four years before (there will be a trophy). If I’m Kane, and the form I’m in – 19 goals, 13 assists, ridiculous – I’d go to the team that’s going to get the most trophies. ‘
Keane closed the gap to City against United, and Kane on the team would be a ‘huge step’ to win trophies again.
“Of course Man City is going to buy too, of course,” he added. ‘But maybe Kane doesn’t want to go abroad, maybe he likes to play in England. He knows the competition inside and out and Man United still has enormous appeal. ‘
Richards said United was ‘rebuilding’, while Kane (right) would immediately want silverware
But Richards was unmoved, insisting that a player of Kane’s class and age would immediately compete for the most coveted prizes, the Premier League and the Champions League.
“There’s a place upstairs for him in City,” he said. We are talking about four Premier League trophies in the last 10 years.
“If it were an option, why would you choose a rebuild phase (at United) when it’s (already) a rebuild phase at Spurs?”