Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville believes that Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane would be the ideal signing for Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford.
Read the latest Manchester United transfer gossip!
Chelsea Falcao: Ex-Man Utd striker agrees personal terms with Blues; transfer imminent
Man United transfer target to force through Arsenal switch by asking owner to grant Emirates move
Sky Sports reported that the Red Devils were interested in signing the England international, but it remains to be seen whether the Premier League giants will follow through with their rumoured interest by tabling a bid.
Louis van Gaal is eager to replace Radamel Falcao who returned to AS Monaco following the expiration of his season-long loan deal last month [via the Express], and Phil Neville reckons that Harry Kane would be fit in with ease at the Theatre of Dreams.
Not only does the former Everton captain claim that his ability would suit Manchester United, but he reaffirms the importance of Louis van Gaal keeping with the club’s recognition of nurturing British talent at Old Trafford.
In an interview with Sky Sports, the 38-year-old said, “He was unbelievable last year and I am a big fan of Harry Kane, I love the way he goes about his business.
“He works hard and has a great attitude and nothing seems to faze him, he’s answered every question that has been thrown his way,” he added.
“The team and the club has always had a backbone of British players and I think that is still important, that you get British players and the spine of the team has that British feeling.
“That has been the key success to this club for many years and I hope that would continue.”
Kane netted 29 goals in all competitions for Spurs – in a season where he earned his first international call-up to the senior England side, and unsurprisingly there is tremendous excitement surrounding his name ahead of the 2015-16 campaign.
Red Devils captain Wayne Rooney [via the Mirror] has also been urging his manager to put the 21-year-old at the top of his summer shopping list, and the club are rumoured to be considering an opening £40m bid – believing that this figure could be enough to tempt Spurs into selling their star forward.