The possibility of Tottenham striker Harry Kane joining Manchester United this summer is based on Mauricio Pochettino potentially succeeding Ralf Rangnick at Old Trafford, says transfer insider Dean Jones.
The 28-year-old has been linked with a move to the Red Devils, and Jones believes there is a good chance of it happening should Pochettino become manager of the club due to the two having a “very tight” relationship.
What is the latest news involving Kane and Pochettino?
Both Kane and Pochettino, who enjoyed a wonderful time at Tottenham together, are thought to be targets for United this summer.
According to the Daily Mirror, the Premier League outfit are considering making a bid for the England captain, with their hopes of signing Erling Haaland dashed as the Borussia Dortmund striker eyes up a transfer to rivals Manchester City.
Elsewhere, the Daily Mail has claimed that United are hoping to name their next manager by the end of April and Pochettino is currently one of the leading candidates for the job.
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A return to England could very well be on the cards for the Argentine following Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League elimination at the hands of Real Madrid.
His failure to deliver despite bringing in Lionel Messi last summer will not go down well with the PSG board, who are desperate to see the club lift their first Champions League trophy.
What has Jones said about Kane and Pochettino to United?
Jones has told GIVEMESPORT that there is substance in the speculation linking Kane to United, with a move potentially hinging on Pochettino becoming the Red Devils’ next boss.
Speaking to GMS, the football journalist said: “I’m told the links emerging between United and Kane are very much based on Pochettino becoming their next boss.
“Don’t underestimate the relationship between Kane and Poch, it’s very tight. The proposition of bringing that combination into Old Trafford seems too good to turn down to me.”
Should United sign Kane?
Yes. The likelihood is they will need a new centre-forward before the start of next season, a point Rangnick has already made.
“Edinson’s contract is running out in the summer and the club needs the best possible centre-forward. I think everyone is aware of that,” the German was quoted as saying by BBC Sport last month.
In Kane, United may just acquire the best possible centre-forward. His goalscoring record has been phenomenal over the last few years, with the £90m-rated star amassing almost 250 goals for Tottenham.
Considering that, you would expect Daniel Levy to play hardball, as he did last summer when City came in for his most prized possession, so United fans should probably not get too excited just yet.