‘It’s a no brainer’: Ian Wright tells Manchester United to tempt Tottenham with a swap deal for Harry Kane and insists they should offer faltering Anthony Martial and £60m for the England captain
- The former Arsenal man believes Man United looked lacking in the Arsenal loss
- Erik ten Hag is keen to add a striker to the mix & Harry Kane could be perfect
- Meanwhile, Martial continues to struggle for full fitness after a recent leg injury
Ian Wright has come up with a ‘win-win’ scenario that could catapult Manchester United to greater heights, suggesting they should make a move for Harry Kane.
In exchange, the Arsenal legend suggests Erik ten Hag deal away Anthony Martial, who is currently recovering from a leg injury, with another £60m for Daniel Levy and Tottenham to pocket.
Manchester United struggled to overpower Arsenal in a 3-2 loss on Sunday despite a brilliant performance from Marcus Rashford, with the general consensus being that United need a lethal striker.
Harry Kane has again been linked to a move away from Spurs in a swap with Anthony Martial
Meanwhile, Kane equalled Jimmy Greaves as Tottenham’s all-time goalscorer with his 266th Spurs goal on Monday night. It has been far from vintage Kane this season, though Wright believes he could inspire ten Hag’s team.
‘If Man United came now, [for] Harry Kane with a year left, let’s say they put £60m on the table and we’ll throw in someone, Martial, whatever… it’s a very good deal,’ Wright said on Wrighty’s House.
‘If Man United have got any serious thinking about what we need to do next, it’s a No 9. It seems like a no-brainer that Harry Kane is the person [they should sign]. He takes them somewhere else.’
Kane once again the protagonist for Tottenham in their crucial 1-0 away victory at Fulham
Despite not winning a trophy with his boyhood club, Wright imagines Tottenham fans would carry no ill will toward the England captain, were he to leave for Carrington.
‘Spurs fans will say “you know what, good luck Harry,” he said.
Wright also suggested United’s loss to Arsenal highlighted the main weakness in ten Hag’s resurgent Red Devils.
‘One of the main differences was Eddie Nketiah, a No 9. That’s what Man United didn’t have, because they had (Wout) Weghorst up there but he wasn’t a threat if we’re going to be totally honest, he was not a threat.
Anthony Martial has missed 14 weeks in total this season and has yet to play 90 minutes once
‘When you’re looking at Man United’s trajectory at the minute and where they’re moving, Harry Kane for three years,
‘I think Man United would definitely be doing something because Man United are not a million miles away with what ten Hag’s doing.’
As to where the links to United – and even Bayern Munich – have arisen from, Wright has a theory.
‘I’m confused as to how this has come out, it must have come out of Harry’s camp, for me.’
Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes the England captain would be perfect for Man United
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