Following weeks of speculation linking recent record-setting Tottenham Hotspur forward, Harry Kane with a move from the London side, odds have continued to tumble on the English national team captain making a summer move to Manchester United.
Kane, who netted a record-setting 267th goal for Spurs in a February clash with Premier League holders, Manchester City, surpassed Jimmy Greaves in the club’s record books.
Furthermore, the 29-year-old is just five goals away from joining fellow England international and former Manchester United talisman, Wayne Rooney on 208 Premier League goals – leaving just him and former Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, and Newcastle United frontman, Alan Shearer between the record for most goals in Premier League antiquity.
Domestically, United, under the guidance of Erik ten Hag, sit a single point ahead of manger-less Spurs, who parted ways with Italian veteran, Antonio Conte this week, however, the Old Trafford side have two games in hand on their London top-4 chasing rivals.
Tipped to target an out-and-out number nine to lead the line this summer, United lost both Edison Cavani at the end of last season and Portuguese icon, Cristiano Ronaldo before the turn of the year. And couple that with the uncertain future of the disgraced youth academy product, Mason Greenwood, the Manchester side have been tipped to splash the cash on a forward following the culmination of their campaign in May.
Touted to hunt down the signature of Kane, alongside Bundesliga holders, Bayern Munich – who recently parted ways with Julan Nagelsmann in preference to UEFA Champions League winner, Thomas Tuchel, United have seen odds on them signing the England captain slashed as low as 5/2 on many markets. Many online markets, including the likes of Virgin Games, offer odds on multiple sports, including other online betting games.
Pledging his future to Spurs in a lucrative deal to stay with The Lilywhites, Kane’s current deal in London will expire at the end of next season, with the 29-year-old facing mounting pressure to secure a move to a club which could see him land his first major trophy in a so-far barren career in terms of title or cup success.
Furthermore, captaining his side during their February round fo 16 clash with Italian giants, AC Milan, the English side were dumped out following a goaless second leg on home soil – with Spaniard, Brahim Diaz netting in the opening fixure at the San Siro, crashing out to the Rossoneri over the course of two legs in their return to European competition.
United, who have already achieved Carabao Cup success this season, and are on target for a top-4 finish – and have already progressed to a UEFA Europa League quarter final slot against Sevilla, as well as facing Brighton & Hove Albion in the FA Cup semi final, have been placed as short as 6/1 to sign Kylian Mbappe from PSG, and low as 9/2 to snap up streaking Napoli goalscorer, Victor Osimhem.