Gary Neville has discussed the possibility of Harry Kane joining Manchester United and believes the forward would be the ‘perfect’ signing for his former side.
The England captain has been tentatively linked with a move away from Tottenham this summer, the striker admitting he would not remain at the club if he felt they were unable to match his ambitions of winning major silverware
Manchester United would likely to be among the leading contenders for his signature should the 26-year-old look to leave the north London side, with recent reports in the media claiming that chairman Daniel Levy could look to cash in on his prized asset, though that has since been suggested not to be the case.
Neville believes any club in the Premier League would be interested in signing a player of Kane’s quality should he become available, and says the striker presents an almost risk-free signing given his goalscoring record in England’s top tier.
“Any club in the Premier League would want Harry Kane,” he told Sky Sports The Football Show. “There are some signings that are like gold, where you just know they are going to work. Harry Kane is unbreakable in the sense of his mentality. He’ll always score goals, will always give 100 per cent in training, and is completely reliable as a manager would want.
“For Manchester United, it would be a perfect signing in terms of what they need,” he explained. “They had Bruno Fernandes come in and he’s done a great job, Harry Maguire at the back. If they can get someone like Kane up front, you’re looking at a fantastic spine.”
Neville added that he believes Kane comes from a similar mould of players signed and targeted by United throughout their history, the club having long targeted the most talented players from both Britain and Ireland.
“It fits Manchester United’s historical transfers, going back to Brian Robson, Roy Keane, trying to sign Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand, Wayne Rooney.
“They were the best or most famous English, British or Irish players in the Premier League and Manchester United tried to sign that player so it does fit with that. Just look at what Manchester United did last summer with Harry Maguire, who was one of the best players on the mark.
“In terms of Kane, I did work with him for England. He’s a clever lad and he’s not somebody who would get caught out if he didn’t want to say something. The little opening if the door that he left in that Instagram piece with Jamie was probably something that had something in it.
“I also don’t think Kane would have been that impressed with his club a couple of weeks ago with what they did [using the Government’s Job Retention Scheme and furloughing staff]. Kane is a good lad, a solid lad and he wouldn’t have taken that particularly well and he’s probably just poking them back. In my mind, I think he would have been warning them and saying ‘just be careful because I’m watching you and it’s not something that we do’.”